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There are 8 ways to get from London to Nantes by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes Tgv

$156 - $324

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Bus Ouibus  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes Ouibus

$33 - $45

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Bus FlixBus  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère 704 / ...

$52 - $86

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 19m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Nantes

$260 - $312

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 48m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Nantes

$121 - $180

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nantes (NTE) LHR - NTE

$99 - $589

Fly from London Gatwick  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE

$53 - $207

Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE

$62 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from London to Nantes is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 15h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Nantes is to fly which costs £75 - £460 and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Nantes. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Foch-Cathédrale via Paris, Paris and Haluchère - Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 12m.

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The distance between London and Nantes is 305 miles.

The best way to get from London to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs £120 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from London to Nantes, including transfers.

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London to Nantes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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The best way to get from London to Nantes is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs £120 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 14h 12m, you could also fly, which costs £75 - £460 and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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London to Nantes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nantes, Nantes Haluchère station.

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Map of how to get from London to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 305.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between London, England and Nantes, France?

You can take a train from London to Nantes via Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Nantes via Paris, Paris, Nantes, Nantes Haluchère, and Haluchère - Batignolles in around 14h 12m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Nantes is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 7:05 AM in London and 8:05 AM in Nantes.

British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 450+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14m and costs £20 - £29.

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