There are 6 ways to get from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NTE - FRA

116€ - 253€

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Bus  •  15h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 704 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
  3. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station E01 / ...

36€ - 72€

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NTE - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

114€ - 322€

Train  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

159€ - 225€

Train via Le Mans  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Le Mans Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Le Mans to Gare de Paris-Montparnasse 1-2
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Sued En

125€ - 205€

Drive  •  8h 45m

  1. Drive from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main 945.7 km

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 15h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 110€ - 260€ and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from St-Pierre and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via Nantes, Nantes Haluchère, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Nantes and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Nantes and Frankfurt am Main is 817 km. The road distance is 945.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 7h 35m and costs 150€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Nantes to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère station.

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Nantes to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Nantes station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs 110€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 230€ and takes 7h 35m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 15h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 817.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Air France, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare de l'Est, and Paris l'Est in around 7h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 600€
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 950€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 1200€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nantes to Frankfurt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 32€
1st Class
44€ - 48€
Train from Gare de Le Mans to Gare de Paris-Montparnasse 1-2
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
50€ - 55€
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 100€
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
RegioJet
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Crnja Tours
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Mannheim to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€
Website
Marino Autolinee

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There is no direct flight from Nantes Airport to Frankfurt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Nantes to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Nantes to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Frankfurt am Main is 946 km. It takes approximately 8h 45m to drive from Nantes to Frankfurt am Main.

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Luxair, TAP Portugal, Iberia and five other airlines offer flights from Nantes Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 802+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 49€ per night.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Nantes Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs 23€ - 28€.

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