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Bordeaux to Nantes by train

The journey from Bordeaux to Nantes by train is 170.91 mi and takes 4 hr 33 min. There are 27 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:58 AM and the last at 6:46 PM. It is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Nantes by train for as little as $27.71 or as much as $109.82. The best price for this journey is $27.71.

Lowest Price$27.71
Journey Duration4 hr 33 min
Connection per Day27
Lowest Price$27.71
Highest Price$109.82
First Departure6:58 AM
Last Departure6:46 PM
Distance170.91 mi
DepartureBordeaux
ArrivalNantes
CarriersOUIGO, INTERCITÉSMore

Bordeaux to Nantes Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

Take the train from Bordeaux to Nantes.

Take the train from Bordeaux to Nantes. The train journey from  Rennes to Nantes typically lasts on average 4 hr 33 min. Around 27 trains depart daily from Bordeaux to Nantes. The average price is $67.78, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $27.71.

The train route from Bordeaux to Nantes is operated primarily by the French national railway company, SNCF. This includes high-speed TGV services and Intercités services. The trains provide direct connections between the two cities, with a comfortable mix of high-speed and slower regional connections.

SNCF and partner services offer free Wi-Fi, depending on the type of ticket chosen. Power sockets are available on all TGV trains, which allows passengers to charge their devices during the journey.

Seat reservations are possible and often required on TGV and Intercités services.

SNCF services' generous allowance allows passengers to bring all their necessary luggage without any worries.

Food and beverage services are also available on board TGV and Intercités trains. They typically have a café car where passengers can enjoy refreshments during the journey.

Your journey begins at Bordeaux-Saint-Jean Station, the central railway station in Bordeaux, which is served by tram lines C and D and the Liane 1+ bus service that directly links to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport.

You'll be disembarking at Nantes Station, the central train station in Nantes, connected by Tramway Line 1 and the Navette Tan Air shuttle service to Nantes Atlantique Airport.

Nantes, located on the Loire River, is known for its vibrant arts scene, historical landmarks, and the unique Machines of the Isle of Nantes, an artistic project that features large mechanical creatures.

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Cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Nantes
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Nantes.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bordeaux to Nantes, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bordeaux to Nantes.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Nantes by train

When travelling to Nantes by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Intercités is a train service offered by SNCF. Intercités trains operate on regional, national, and international routes, connecting cities and towns within France as well as with neighboring countries. Unlike the high-speed TGV trains, Intercités trains have a more traditional feel and offer a scenic way to travel and explore the country. Sleep on board an Intercités train is possible through the "Intercités de nuit" offer, which includes the option to reserve a reclining seat or berth.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

Ticket types and facilities from Bordeaux to Nantes

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS, OUIGO and TER when traveling from Bordeaux to Nantes.

Second Class - The Essential

The Essential is a second class ticket, offers a cost-effective solution for those seeking basic comfort during their journey. Moreover, this ticket is exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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First Class-The Comfort

The Comfort is a first class ticket, offers a premium level of comfort and amenities. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train.
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INTERCITÉS Pro

If you opt for the INTERCITÉS Pro option, you will have access to full flexibility and the Grand Voyageur service for select destinations. This ticket is also exchangeable and refundable under conditions until the departure of the train, and up to 2 hours post-departure, given specific conditions
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Complimentary WiFi service is provided for you on select INTERCITÉS routes, notably Paris-Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Limoges-Toulouse, Marseille-Bordeaux, and Paris-Briançon. For those travelling overnight, WiFi connectivity is assured on the Paris-Nice and Paris-Briançon routes.
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INTERCITÉS trains come equipped with standard E.U. two-point plug sockets. Plug in and power up!
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On INTERCITÉS trains, you have the freedom to bring along any luggage you wish, be it a suitcase, overnight bag, or backpack. Just ensure each item doesn't exceed 130cm in height or 90cm in width. Remember to label all your belongings for easy identification. While you can bring as much as you can handle, ensure everything is securely stored, prioritizing the comfort and safety of everyone onboard. Keep smaller items nearby, like under your seat, and place bigger pieces in designated areas or along the aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, INTERCITÉS offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy our at-seat food and drink service. The 'Nos Territoires Gourmands' menu showcases quality local products. Look for this service on routes like Paris-Clermont-Ferrance and Bordeaux-Marseille, as well as select overnight journeys.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All INTERCITÉS trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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On Intercités trains, non-folding bikes require a €10 registration fee at the time of booking. Meanwhile, folding bikes in appropriate bags are welcome onboard at no extra cost, as long as its dimensions don't exceed 130 x 90 cm when folded. Bikes, whether folding or not, can be taken on some Intercités trains without a reservation for free. However, while most trains offer free bike storage, be aware that on the Nantes-Bordeaux and Nantes-Lyon lines, a €5 fee is charged.
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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board OUIGO, INTERCITÉS and Navette from Bordeaux to Nantes
Compare services on board when travelling from Bordeaux to Nantes by train.
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Bordeaux to Nantes CO2 Emissions by Train

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19.25kg
Bus
20.63kg
Flight
55.01kg
Car
44.01kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bordeaux to Nantes by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bordeaux and Nantes are 19.25kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bordeaux and Nantes? By taking the train between Bordeaux and Nantes you will save 35.76kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.38kg compared to a bus and 24.76kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bordeaux to Nantes?
A train ticket from Bordeaux to Nantes is $67.78. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $27.71.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bordeaux to Nantes?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bordeaux to Nantes is $27.71. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bordeaux and Nantes by train?
Bordeaux to Nantes is 170.91 mi.
How long does the train between Bordeaux and Nantes take?
Bordeaux to Nantes is on average 4 hr 33 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 6 min.
Which companies operate from Bordeaux to Nantes?
The train journey from Bordeaux to Nantes is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: OUIGO, INTERCITÉS, Navette, TER and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Bordeaux to Nantes?
Bordeaux to Nantes has 27 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bordeaux to Nantes leave?
The earliest train from Bordeaux to Nantes departs at 6:58 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bordeaux to Nantes depart?
The latest train from Bordeaux to Nantes departs at 6:46 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bordeaux to Nantes in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $27.71 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Bordeaux to Nantes?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Bordeaux to go to Nantes. You can go from Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Bègles and Pessac and you can arrive at Saint-Sébastien-Pas-Enchantés, Nantes Haluchère and Gare SNCF Sud.
How many direct connections depart from Bordeaux to Nantes?
There are on average 10 direct connection(s) from Bordeaux to go to Nantes.
What's the fastest journey time between Bordeaux to Nantes by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bordeaux and Nantes is 4 hr 6 min.
Is there a direct train from Bordeaux to Nantes?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bordeaux and Nantes.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bordeaux to Nantes by train?
The train journey from Bordeaux to Nantes creates 19.25kg of CO2 emissions.

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