There are 6 ways to get from Nantes to Alicante by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Alicante  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Alicante (ALC) NTE - ALC

$68 - $257

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Fly to Valencia, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Valencia (VLC) NTE - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal

$104 - $291

Train  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal Em / ...

$316 - $378

Bus ALSA  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Alicante

$75 - $120

Bus Eurolines FR  •  24 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Alicante

$133 - $189

Drive  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Alicante 825.7 miles

$170 - $260

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nantes and arriving at Alicante. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 23 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nantes to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Nantes and arriving at Alacant-Terminal via Avignon TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 25 min.

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The distance between Nantes and Alicante is 990 km. The road distance is 1321.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 16 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Nantes to Alicante, including transfers.

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Nantes to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Nantes station.

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Nantes to Alicante train services, operated by TGV, depart from Nantes station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Alicante is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 23 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Nantes to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Alicante station.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 619 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Alicante, Spain?

Vueling Airlines and Volotea fly from Nantes to Alicante 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nantes to Alicante via Avignon TGV and Barcelona Sants in around 16 h 25 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nantes to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Nantes to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Nantes to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nantes to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $220
1st Class
$250 - $380
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 Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Nantes to Alicante
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Nantes to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Alacant-Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Alicante is 1321 km. It takes approximately 12 h 42 min to drive from Nantes to Alicante.

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Vueling Airlines and Volotea offer flights from Nantes Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 1878+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Nantes Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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