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There are 9 ways to get from Rouen to Nantes by train, bus, rideshare, car 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.

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Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare Le Havre - Paris-St-Lazare / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Nantes Tgv

$103 - $123

Cheapest option

Bus Isilines  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rouen to Nantes

$21 - $40

7 alternative options

Train via Le Mans  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Mézidon-Canon
  2. Take the train from Gare de Mézidon-Canon to Gare de Le Mans Ic
  3. Take the train from Le Mans to Nantes Tgv

$80 - $125

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Rouen, Rouen to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère 712

$23 - $40

Rideshare  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rouen to Nantes 239.4 miles

$29

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Rouen to Nantes 239.7 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nantes (NTE) CDG - NTE

$89 - $311

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Nantes (NTE) ORY - NTE

$90 - $324

Train to Caen, fly  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Caen
  2. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Nantes (NTE) CFR - NTE

$369 - $642

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rouen to Nantes is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rouen to Nantes is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rouen and arriving at Nantes. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rouen to Nantes. However, there are services departing from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite and arriving at Nantes via Gare de Mézidon-Canon and Le Mans. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Rouen and Nantes is 316 km. The road distance is 383.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Nantes without a car is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs 90€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Rouen to Nantes, including transfers.

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Rouen to Nantes bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Rouen station.

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Rouen to Nantes train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite station.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Nantes is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs 90€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Rouen to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 197.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Rouen, France and Nantes, France?

You can take a train from Rouen to Nantes via Gare de Paris-St-Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Rouen to Nantes once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Paris Orly to Nantes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Caen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $600
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
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 Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
Train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Mézidon-Canon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
Train from Gare de Mézidon-Canon to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Le Mans to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Caen
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Le Mans to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rouen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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
Bus from Rouen, Rouen to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rouen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rouen to Nantes is 383 km. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Rouen to Nantes.

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XL Airways France and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 450+ hotels available in Nantes. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rouen and Nantes. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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