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There are 6 ways to get from Porto to Nantes by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Nantes (NTE) OPO - NTE

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Bus  •  20h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Niort N1152
  2. Take the bus from Niort to Nantes Haluchère 761 / ...

Bus, train via Bordeaux  •  21h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Bordeaux
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  3. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes Tgv / ...

Bus, train  •  24h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Tours
  2. Take the train from Tours to Nantes Ter

Train, night train  •  21h 55m

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Coimbra-B Ic / ...
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra to Hendaye
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Nantes Tgv

Drive  •  12h 33m

  1. Drive from Porto to Nantes 1341 km

Porto to Nantes by bus

The bus journey time between Porto and Nantes is around 35h 38m and covers a distance of around 1394 km. This includes an average layover time of around 15h 50m. The fastest bus normally takes 26h 45m. Operated by FlixBus, Blablabus and TAN Nantes Transit, the Porto to Nantes bus service departs from Porto and arrives in St-Pierre. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
19h 48m
Layover time:
15h 50m
Total time:
35h 38m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
26h 45m
Bus distance:
1394 km
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€67
Carbon emissions:
174 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:55
Last bus departs at:
08:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Nantes bus schedules

Portugal → France
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International entry into France from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nantes is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Nantes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Nantes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from France.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Nantes is to bus which costs €65 - €85 and takes 20h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Porto to Nantes is to fly. Taking this option will cost €40 - €160 and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Porto and arriving at St-Pierre via Niort and Haluchère - Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arriving at Nantes via Coimbra, Hendaye and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 55m.

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The distance between Porto and Nantes is 878 km. The road distance is 1341 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Nantes without a car is to bus which takes 20h 52m and costs €65 - €85.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Porto to Nantes, including transfers.

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

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Porto to Nantes train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Nantes is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs €40 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €85 and takes 20h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 877.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Nantes, France?

easyJet, Transavia France and Iberia fly from Porto to Nantes once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Porto to Nantes via Niort, Nantes Haluchère, and Haluchère - Batignolles in around 20h 52m.

Airlines
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Porto to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Nantes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €460
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
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 St Pierre Des Corps to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Tours to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
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 St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€8 - €12
Night train from Coimbra to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€60 - €85
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto to Niort
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Niort to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Niort to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.pt
Bus from Porto to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
barquense.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Tours
Ave. Duration
21h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Nantes is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 8:07 AM in Porto and 9:07 AM in Nantes.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Nantes is 1341 km. It takes approximately 12h 33m to drive from Porto to Nantes.

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easyJet, Transavia France and Iberia offer flights from Porto Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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