There are 7 ways to get from Nantes to Cologne by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$222 - $280

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Fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NTE - DUS

$76 - $259

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  15 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Brussels, Brussels-North station 712
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$92 - $147

Train, bus  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Angers St Laud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Angers to Köln

$115 - $167

Drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Cologne 540.3 miles

$110 - $170

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) NTE - CGN

$108 - $401

Fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Brussels (BRU) NTE - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$121 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Cologne is to bus and train which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 15 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Cologne is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Nantes and Cologne is 744 km. The road distance is 864.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs 180€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Nantes to Cologne, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Cologne is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs 180€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Cologne is 865 km. It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to drive from Nantes to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 464.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Nantes to Cologne via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 7 h 6 min. Alternatively, Hop!, Air France and Flybe fly from Nantes to Cologne 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nantes to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nantes to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Nantes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nantes to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Nantes to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nantes to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Nantes to Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $270
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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 Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Angers to Köln
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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