There are 11 ways to get from Portsmouth to Nantes by train, plane, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car or car train

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 to London Gatwick, fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$72 - $224

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Train to Southampton, fly  •  4 h 49 min

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

$63 - $287

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  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  •  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

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE

$91 - $332

Train  •  8 h 12 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 - $369

Car ferry, train  •  16 h 52 min

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

$87 - $249

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Nantes

$90 - $153

Carferry, night bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the carferry from Portsmouth to St Helier, Jersey
  2. Take the carferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
  3. Take the night bus from Saint-Malo to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère

$93 - $123

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 31 min

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

$71 - $148

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

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth and arriving at Nantes via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 8 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Nantes is 250 miles.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 8 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Portsmouth to Nantes, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Nantes bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth station.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Portsmouth to Nantes bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Nantes station.

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Nantes is 1 h ahead of Portsmouth. It is currently 8:23 PM in Portsmouth and 9:23 PM in Nantes.

easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 351+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 249.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $27
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 London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Eastleigh
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 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
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
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 St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
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
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Old Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Nantes
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
isilines.com
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
Night bus from Saint-Malo to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$45 - $65
Car
$95 - $190
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
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to St Helier, Jersey
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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