There are 8 ways to get from Nantes to London by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$157 - $330

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Bus  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London 700 / ...

$44 - $122

6 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

$266 - $309

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Nantes to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
  3. Drive from Portsmouth to London

$90 - $173

Fly to London Gatwick  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to London Gatwick (LGW) NTE - LGW

$52 - $207

Fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to London Heathrow (LHR) NTE - LHR

$98 - $592

Fly to London City  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to London City (LCY) NTE - LCY

$95 - $327

Fly to London Luton, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to London Luton (LTN) NTE - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$73 - $285

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nantes to London is to bus which costs 35€ - 110€ and takes 15 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to London is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to London. However, there are services departing from Foch-Cathédrale and arriving at London via Nantes and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 23 min.

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The distance between Nantes and London is 488 km.

The best way to get from Nantes to London without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 130€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Nantes to London, including transfers.

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Nantes to London bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Nantes station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to London is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 130€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 110€ and takes 15 h 23 min, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Nantes to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at London station.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to London.
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  • Distance: 305.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Nantes, France and London, England?

You can take a train from Nantes to London via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nantes to London via Haluchère-Batignolles, Nantes, and Paris, Paris in around 15 h 23 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Nantes to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Nantes to London City via Paris CDG, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Nantes to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Nantes to London City via Paris CDG, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Nantes to London City via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Nantes to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Nantes to London City via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $4,800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Nantes to London City via Birmingham, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
Flights from Nantes to London City via Birmingham, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
Flights from Nantes to London City via Birmingham, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nantes to London Heathrow via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,800
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
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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