There are 7 ways to get from Nantes to Bordeaux by bus, train, rideshare, car 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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Bus Isilines  •  4 h 31 min

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

$23 - $30

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Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Bordeaux

$13 - $21

5 alternative options

Train TGV  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to St-Pierre-des-Corps Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$98 - $124

Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic

$50 - $80

Rideshare  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nantes to Bordeaux 217.4 miles

$22 - $24

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Bordeaux 217.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Bordeaux (BOD) NTE - BOD

$83 - $285

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 11€ - 18€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Bordeaux is to fly which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nantes and arriving at Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nantes and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Nantes and Bordeaux is 275 km. The road distance is 347.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs 20€ - 25€.

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The bus from Nantes to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean takes 4 h 31 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Nantes to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Nantes station.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 171.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Bordeaux, France?

Isilines operates a bus from Nantes to Bordeaux once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nantes to Bordeaux via St-Pierre-des-Corps in around 4 h 32 min.

Airlines
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Nantes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Nantes to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Bus operators
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 - $30
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Nantes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nantes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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