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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Nantes by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Nantes Tgv / ...

45€ - 90€

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Bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nantes Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Le Mans > Angers > Nantes / ...

16€ - 26€

5 alternative options

Train via Massy Palaiseau  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Massy-TGV to Nantes Tgv

103€ - 185€

Rideshare  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Nantes 380.1 km

22€

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Nantes 381.1 km

40€ - 65€

Fly from Paris CDG  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nantes (NTE) CDG - NTE

53€ - 180€

Fly from Paris Orly  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Nantes (NTE) ORY - NTE

94€ - 444€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Nantes is to rideshare which costs 22€ and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Nantes is to train which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at St-Pierre via Haluchère - Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and arriving at Nantes. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 11m.

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The distance between Paris and Nantes is 343 km. The road distance is 381.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs 45€ - 90€.

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The train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Nantes takes 2h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paris to Nantes bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Nantes train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Nantes is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs 45€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 5h 7m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 3h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 342.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 11m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Nantes hourly. Tickets cost 65€ - 85€ and the journey takes 2h 11m. SNCF also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nantes 4 times a day. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 4h 45m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 650€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 440€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 440€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
220€ - 650€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Djerba
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Train operators
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 65€
Rail 1st Class
60€ - 90€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Massy-TGV to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Paris to Nantes bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Nantes station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Nantes is 381 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Paris to Nantes.

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 777+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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