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Madrid to Nantes bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$35.17
Shortest Duration15h 35m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Nantes?

Flights from Madrid to Nantes can sometimes be found for as low as €19.26, but a nonstop, one-way flight typically costs around €91. Taking a bus is consistently the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Nantes, with tickets found for as little as €16.

Is there a direct bus between Madrid and Nantes?

While there are direct buses between Madrid and Nantes on occasion, they are exceedingly rare. This route is operated by FlixBus and Ouibus, and most bus rides require a transfer in France, either in Bordeaux or Toulouse.

How far is it from Madrid to Nantes?

The drive from Madrid to Nantes covers 1,033 kilometers (about 642 miles). It usually takes a bus between 15 and 19 hours to reach Nantes from Madrid.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Madrid to Nantes right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Nantes?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $76.14 was the low point for bus fares from Madrid to Nantes. Buses from Nantes to Madrid are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $76.14 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 482 miles (776 kilometers) from Madrid, MD to Nantes,, However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Madrid to Nantes for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Madrid?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Madrid to Nantes, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Madrid to Nantes every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Nantes?

There is one bus company that operates from Madrid to Nantes. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus417h 41m$83.31

Where does the bus leave from in Madrid?

Most buses depart from the main station in Madrid, Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4

Where does the bus arrive in Nantes?

All buses from Madrid arrive at one main station in Nantes, :

  • 4 Route de Paris

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