There are 6 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  •  5 h 40 min

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

$157 - $331

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Bus  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes Ouibus / ...

$35 - $92

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 21 min

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

$261 - $313

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Nantes

$86 - $173

Fly from London Gatwick  •  4 h 20 min

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

$53 - $207

Train to London Luton, fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Nantes (NTE) LTN - NTE

$80 - $295

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The cheapest way to get from London to Nantes is to bus which costs £26 - £70 and takes 14 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Nantes is to fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Nantes. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Hôtel de Ville via Paris City Centre - Bercy and Haluchère-Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 27 min.

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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 5 h 40 min and costs £110 - £260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min 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 5 h 40 min and costs £110 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £70 and takes 14 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £160 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from London to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 305.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Nantes via Paris City Centre - Bercy, Nantes, Nantes Haluchère, and Haluchère-Batignolles in around 14 h 27 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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Nantes is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 4:52 PM in London and 5:52 PM in Nantes.

easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 349+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs £12 - £27.

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