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There are 3 ways to get from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne

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Bus, line 509 bus

  1. Take the bus from Gare SNCF Sud to Pem-Sncf
  2. Take the line 509 bus from Pem-Sncf to Office du Tourisme

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Drive

  1. Drive from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne

Nantes to Château-d'Olonne by train and bus

The journey time between Nantes and Château-d'Olonne is around 2h 3m and covers a distance of around 118 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui and Sables d’Olonne Agglomération, the Nantes to Château-d'Olonne service departs from Nantes and arrives in Plissonneau. Typically 87 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

87 Weekly Services
2h 3m Average Duration
€14 Cheapest Price
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Nantes → Château-d'Olonne
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The most affordable way to get from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne is to bus and line 509 bus, which costs €8 - €12 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne is to drive which costs €13 - €19 and takes 1h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne. However, there are services departing from Gare SNCF Sud and arriving at Office du Tourisme via Pem-Sncf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Nantes and Château-d'Olonne is 81 km. The road distance is 102.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne without a car is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €14 - €40.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne, including transfers.

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Nantes to Château-d'Olonne bus services, operated by Aléop en Loire-Atlantique, depart from Gare SNCF Sud station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €14 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus and line 509 bus, which costs €8 - €12 and takes 3h 28m.

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Nantes to Château-d'Olonne bus services, operated by Aléop en Vendée (Sovetours), arrive at Office du Tourisme station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Château-d'Olonne is 102 km. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne.

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  • Distance: 80.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 3m

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Château-d'Olonne, France?

SNCF operates a train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne every 3 hours. Tickets cost €14 - €35 and the journey takes 1h 25m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nantes to Château-d'Olonne via Pem-Sncf in around 3h 28m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Nantes to Les Sables D'olonne
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€33 - €38
1st Class
€28 - €34
Bus operators
Aléop en Loire-Atlantique
Phone
+33 9 69 39 40 44
Email
aleop44@paysdelaloire.fr
Website
aleop.paysdelaloire.fr
Bus from Gare SNCF Sud to Pem-Sncf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
Aléop en Loire-Atlantique
Aléop en Vendée (Sovetours)
Phone
02 51 44 76 10
Website
sovetours.com
Bus from Gare SNCF Sud to Pem-Sncf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Aléop en Vendée (Sovetours)
Bus from Pem-Sncf to Office du Tourisme
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Aléop en Vendée (Sovetours)

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