There are 11 ways to get from Portsmouth to Nantes by train, car ferry, bus, car, car train 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes Tgv

$180 - $374

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Nantes Ouibus

$42 - $60

9 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
  2. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes

$46 - $132

Car ferry, bus, train  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Malo to Rennes
  3. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes

$71 - $194

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 32 min

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

$71 - $147

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 10 min

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

$274 - $331

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE

$72 - $224

Train to Southampton, fly to Nantes  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Eastleigh
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Nantes (NTE) SOU - NTE

$63 - $258

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Nantes  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nantes (NTE) LHR - NTE

$95 - $586

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Nantes  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Nantes (NTE) LTN - NTE

$106 - $335

Fly Southampton to La Rochelle, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to La Rochelle (LRH) SOU - LRH
  2. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Nantes

$196 - $884

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Nantes is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 17 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Nantes is to train and fly which costs £45 - £200 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Nantes is 250 miles.

It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Portsmouth to Nantes, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Old Portsmouth, University and arriving at Hôtel de Ville via London and Haluchère-Batignolles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 3 min.

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Nantes via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Nantes via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Nantes, and Haluchère-Batignolles in around 17 h 3 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Eastleigh
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Eastleigh
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $21
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Saint-Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Nantes
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Bus from La Rochelle to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $110
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$45 - $60
Car
$95 - $160
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$55 - $85

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