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There are 2 ways to get from Nantes to Île d'Yeu lighthouse by train, bus or ferry

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, line 170 bus, ferry  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Challans
  2. Take the line 170 bus from Challans Gare Sncf to Barre.Mont Port From 170 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Port Fromentine to Port Joinville

1 alternative option

Bus, line 170 bus, ferry  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Challans
  2. Take the line 170 bus from Challans Gare Sncf to Barre.Mont Port From 170 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Port Fromentine to Port Joinville

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nantes and Île d'Yeu lighthouse is 84 km.

The best way to get from Nantes to Île d'Yeu lighthouse without a car is to train and line 170 bus and ferry which takes 4 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Nantes to Île d'Yeu lighthouse, including transfers.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Île d'Yeu lighthouse. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Île d'Yeu lighthouse.
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  • Distance: 52.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Île d'Yeu lighthouse, France?

There is no direct connection from Nantes to Île d'Yeu lighthouse. However, you can take the train to Challans, take the walk to Challans Gare Sncf, take the line 170 bus to Barre.Mont Port From, take the walk to Port Fromentine, take the ferry to Port Joinville, then take the taxi to Île d'Yeu lighthouse. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Nantes to Île d'Yeu lighthouse via Gare de Challans, Challans Gare Sncf, Barre.Mont Port From, Port Fromentine, and Port Joinville in around 4 h 19 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to Challans
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Bus operators
Sovetours
Phone
(0251) 623166
Website
sovetours.com
Bus from Challans Gare Sncf to Barre.Mont Port From
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
sovetours.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Bus from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Challans
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
en.oui.sncf
Ferry operators
Compagnie Yeu Continent
Phone
02.52.32.32.32
Email
l.burgaud@compagnie-yeu-continent.fr
Website
yeu-continent.fr
Ferry from Port Fromentine to Port Joinville
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
yeu-continent.fr

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