Trains from Paris to Nantes

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Paris to Nantes. Traveling by train from Paris to Nantes usually takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest SNCF TGV train can make the trip in 2 hours and 46 minutes.

Distance213 mi (343 km)
Fastest train2h 46m
Lowest price£55.98
Most frequent serviceSNCF TGV
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Which train should you take from Paris to Nantes?

SNCF TGV is the one and only train line which connects Paris to Nantes. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
SNCF TGV32h 48m£70.02
  • SNCF TGV

    SNCF TGV

    SNCF TGV train tickets from Paris to Nantes start from £56, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 SNCF TGV schedules to Nantes. SNCF TGV in Paris leaves from Gare de Paris-Montparnasse Transit Station . And in Nantes trains arrive at Chantenay .

    From Paris to Nantes train travel on SNCF TGV takes 2 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Nantes faster, SNCF TGV offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 46 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Paris to Nantes during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Paris to Nantes?

The distance between Paris and Nantes is approximately 213 miles, or 343 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 46 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Paris to Nantes are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Paris at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Nantes?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Nantes to Paris.

City Information

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Nantes

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Nantes is a green city with high quality of life and many things to see. Much of the city's architecture is fairly contemporary, but you can stumble upon historic buildings dating back to ancient times. Check out several segments of ancient walls surrounding the city, or head to Château des ducs de Bretagne and neighbouring Cathédrale Saint Pierre. Of Nantes' many museums, the most notable is the Fine Art Museum, which covers various subject matters and art periods.

Nantes is known for its excellent wine and seafood. This region of France is also the birthplace of crêpes, those thin, delicious pancakes. Head to Cafe Molière or La Cigale for some of the best cuisine in Nantes.

Nantes is one of the cities we included in our itinerary of ten French cities to visit for cheap. So as you can guess, travel in and out of Nantes is not too expensive! Taking the coach is often the cheapest option, with tickets available on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, and others. Regular TGV trains connect Nantes to Paris, so it is easy to reach the biggest travel hub in France.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Paris?

Main departure station: Gare de Paris-Montparnasse Transit Station

There is one train station in Paris.

All train stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Paris-Montparnasse Transit Station

Where is the train station in Nantes?

Main arrival station: Chantenay

Nantes has one train station.

Train stations in Nantes:

  • Chantenay

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