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There are 4 ways to get from Nantes to Poitiers by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

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

$57 - $78

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nantes to Poitiers 136.5 miles

$11 - $13

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Poitiers 741

$12 - $20

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Poitiers 136.9 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Poitiers is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Poitiers is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Foch-Cathédrale and arriving at Poitiers via Nantes, Nantes Haluchère. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nantes to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Nantes and arriving at Poitiers via St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Nantes and Poitiers is 160 km. The road distance is 219 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Poitiers without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Nantes to Poitiers, including transfers.

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Nantes to Poitiers bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère station.

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Nantes to Poitiers train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Nantes station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Poitiers is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 99.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Nantes to Poitiers via St-Pierre-des-Corps in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nantes to Poitiers once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

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.

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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 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Nantes to Poitiers train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Poitiers station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Poitiers is 219 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Nantes to Poitiers.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Poitiers. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nantes and Poitiers. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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