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There are 5 ways to get from Saint-Malo to Nantes by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Saint Malo to Nantes Bcn169

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Rideshare  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Malo to Nantes 177.2 km

9€ - 11€

3 alternative options

Bus via Nantes Haluchère  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Malo to Nantes Haluchère N701

13€ - 15€

Train  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes Ter / ...

56€ - 114€

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Saint-Malo to Nantes 176.2 km

19€ - 29€

Saint-Malo to Nantes by train

The train journey time between Saint-Malo and Nantes is around 2h 33m and covers a distance of around 230 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 13m. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Saint-Malo to Nantes train service departs from St Malo and arrives in Nantes. Typically 54 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Saint-Malo to Nantes train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Malo to Nantes is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 11€ and takes 2h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Saint-Malo to Nantes is to drive. Taking this option will cost 19€ - 29€ and takes 1h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saint Malo and arriving at Nantes. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Malo to Nantes. However, there are services departing from St Malo and arriving at Nantes via Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 10m.

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The distance between Saint-Malo and Nantes is 163 km. The road distance is 176.2 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Malo to Nantes without a car is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs .

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The bus from Saint Malo to Nantes takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Saint-Malo to Nantes bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, depart from Saint Malo station.

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Saint-Malo to Nantes train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Malo station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Malo to Nantes is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 120€ and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Malo to Nantes.
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  • Distance: 162.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Saint-Malo, France and Nantes, France?

Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord operates a bus from Saint Malo to Nantes once daily, and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint-Malo to Nantes via Rennes in around 3h 10m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 27€
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 28€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Saint Malo to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saint-Malo to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Saint-Malo to Nantes bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Nantes station.

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Saint-Malo to Nantes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Nantes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Malo to Nantes is 176 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Saint-Malo to Nantes.

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

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