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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 45 min. There are 32 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:56 AM and the last at 6:46 PM. It is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Nantes by train for as little as $28.74 or as much as $263.77. The best price for this journey is $28.74.

Lowest Price$28.74
Journey Duration4 hr 45 min
Connection per Day32
Lowest Price$28.74
Highest Price$263.77
First Departure5:56 AM
Last Departure6:46 PM
Distance170.91 mi
DepartureBordeaux
ArrivalNantes
CarriersFlixBus, SNCFMore

Bordeaux to Nantes Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jul 15, 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 45 min. Around 32 trains depart daily from Bordeaux to Nantes. The average price is $98.76, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $28.74.

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.

If you plan to travel from Bordeaux to Nantes by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from Bordeaux to Nantes.

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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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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.70 to $81.85 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 98% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Nantes

The cheapest Bordeaux - Nantes train tickets can be found for as low as $23.21 if you’re lucky, or $33.71 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $42.78.

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.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

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.

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the name of the French National Railway Company. Explore the beauty of France with SNCF rail transport and choose between three major SNCF trains - TGV inOui, TER, and INTERCITÉS - for travel on national, regional, and local routes, including high-speed trains departing from Paris train stations. Also, SNCF aims to revolutionize sustainable travel by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral operator, offering this eco-friendly service at no additional cost to passengers.

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.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Bordeaux to Nantes

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS, TER and TGV inOui 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

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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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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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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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.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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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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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board FlixBus, SNCF 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 $98.76. 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 $28.74.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bordeaux to Nantes?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bordeaux to Nantes is $28.74. 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 45 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Bordeaux to Nantes?
The train journey from Bordeaux to Nantes is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, SNCF, Navette, TER, TGV inOui, INTERCITÉS and OUIGO.
How many train connections per day go from Bordeaux to Nantes?
Bordeaux to Nantes has 32 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 5:56 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 $28.74 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.
How many direct connections depart from Bordeaux to Nantes?
There are on average 8 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 10 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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