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There are 9 ways to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire by train, car, car ferry, bus, 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  •  9 h 1 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 St-Nazaire Tgv

$190 - $384

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station 030
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes
  4. Take the train from Nantes to St-Nazaire Tgv

$58 - $82

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Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
  3. Take the car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
  4. Drive from Saint-Malo to Saint-Nazaire

$114 - $163

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Saint-Nazaire

$284 - $341

Train to London Gatwick, fly, train  •  6 h 35 min

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

$88 - $247

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  7 h 19 min

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

$111 - $609

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$79 - $281

Train to London Stansted, fly, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$107 - $355

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Nantes (NTE) LTN - NTE
  4. Take the train from Nantes to St-Nazaire

$120 - $357

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire is to bus and train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 19 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire is to train and fly which costs £60 - £220 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Saint-Nazaire is 249 miles.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire without a car is to train which takes 9 h 1 min and costs £140 - £300.

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It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire, including transfers.

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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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Saint-Nazaire is 1 h ahead of Portsmouth. It is currently 4:37 AM in Portsmouth and 5:37 AM in Saint-Nazaire.

easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 609+ hotels available in Saint-Nazaire. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire.
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  • Distance: 249.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 1 min

What companies run services between Portsmouth, England and Saint-Nazaire, France?

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9 h 1 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Nazaire
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Nantes to St-Nazaire
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$31 - $35
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-Nazaire
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
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
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 University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk

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