There are 10 ways to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire 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  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nantes Tgv
  4. Take the train from Nantes to St-Nazaire Tgv

$213 - $345

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Saint-Nazaire - Bus station

$56 - $86

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Car ferry Brittany Ferries, train, bus  •  18 h 13 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 Redon Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Gare SNCF to Gare SNCF T5

$85 - $246

Car ferry, train, bus via St Helier, Jersey  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to St Helier, Jersey
  2. Take the car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
  3. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Tgv
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Redon Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Gare SNCF to Gare SNCF T5

$121 - $162

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Saint-Nazaire

$76 - $153

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

$285 - $342

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  6 h 34 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 - $248

Fly Southampton to Nantes, train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Nantes (NTE) SOU - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to St-Nazaire

$79 - $311

Train to London Gatwick, fly to St-Nazaire  •  9 h 31 min

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

$97 - $297

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Nantes  •  7 h 56 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
  4. Take the train from Nantes to St-Nazaire

$122 - $359

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire is to bus which costs £40 - £70 and takes 18 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire is to train and fly which costs £65 - £190 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire station. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arriving at Saint-Nazaire - Bus station via London and Paris City Centre - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 26 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 10 h 26 min and costs £160 - £270.

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It takes approximately 10 h 26 min to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire is to train which takes 10 h 26 min and costs £160 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 18 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire.
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  • Distance: 249.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 26 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 Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Nantes in around 10 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Saint-Nazaire via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Paris, Paris, and Paris City Centre - Bercy in around 18 h 26 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from London Gatwick to St-Nazaire via Nantes
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Gatwick to St-Nazaire via Dublin, Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to St-Nazaire via Porto, Nantes
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to St-Nazaire via Nice, Nantes
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to St-Nazaire via Milan Malpensa, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to St-Nazaire via Marseille, Nantes
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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 Southampton to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,100
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
Train from Nantes to St-Nazaire
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $27
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Rennes to Redon
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Rennes to Redon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
Lila Loire-Atlantique
Phone
+33 9 69 39 40 44
Website
lila.loire-atlantique.fr
Bus from Gare SNCF to Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
lila.loire-atlantique.fr
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 Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.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
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Saint-Nazaire - Bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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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