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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Paris to Nantes. Traveling by bus from Paris to Nantes usually takes around 5 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance213 mi (343 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$10.37
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Paris to Nantes?

$12.14 is the average price of a bus ticket from Paris to Nantes. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Paris to Nantes in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $41 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Paris to Nantes?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Paris to Nantes that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus45h 22m$25.45
FlixBus55h 16m$27.25
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    Book BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Nantes from $12. There are 4 trips per day offered by BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Nantes and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Nantes. In Paris, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Nantes from Bercy . In Nantes, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at 4 Route de Paris .

    An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Nantes takes 5 hours and 22 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Nantes in 4 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Nantes.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 5 trips from Paris to Nantes, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 16 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride from Paris to Nantes?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 213 miles from Paris to Nantes. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Because many passengers travel from Paris to Nantes at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Paris?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Paris to Nantes, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Paris to Nantes every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Paris to Nantes without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Paris to Nantes; ticket prices start at $67.62.

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

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 neighboring 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 under $150. So as you can guess, travel in and out of Nantes is not too expensive! Taking the bus 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 does the bus leave from in Paris?

Main departure station: Gare de Bercy Seine

Paris has two bus stations with service to Nantes.

All bus stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Bercy Seine

  • Bercy

Where does the bus arrive in Nantes?

Main arrival station: 4 Route de Paris

All buses from Paris arrive at one main station in Nantes.

All bus stations in Nantes:

  • 4 Route de Paris

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