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Paris to Nantes by train

The journey from Paris to Nantes by train is 212.99 mi and takes 3 hr 42 min. There are 50 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:20 AM and the last at 11:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Paris to Nantes by train for as little as $10.26 or as much as $161.14. The best price for this journey is $10.26.

Lowest Price$10.26
Journey Duration3 hr 42 min
Connection per Day50
Lowest Price$10.26
Highest Price$161.14
First Departure3:20 AM
Last Departure11:59 PM
Distance212.99 mi
DepartureParis
ArrivalNantes
CarriersFlixBus, TGV inOuiMore

Paris to Nantes Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jul 15, 2024

Take the train from Paris to Nantes

The train ride from Paris to Nantes typically takes about 3 hr 42 min, making it a convenient option for those looking to traverse this route. There are approximately 50 trains per day servicing this connection, providing flexibility for passengers. The average fare for a train ticket on this route is around $69.22, with the most budget-friendly tickets starting from $10.26.

SNCF, the French national railway company, is the primary operator on this route, offering TGV INOUI (high-speed train) and Intercités services. As such, travelers can take either a fast, high-speed train or a slower, regional service. TGV INOUI is known for its excellent customer service and wide-reaching high-speed network, making it an excellent choice for this route.

Most trains provide Wi-Fi services, although availability may depend on your specific train and the class of service. TGV INOUI, Intercités, and TER offer free Wi-Fi on their newer trains, while OUIGO, the budget-friendly alternative, provides Wi-Fi for an additional fee. All trains also offer power sockets, but their availability might depend on the service class.

Each service has its baggage rules. TER trains permit passengers to bring luggage of any size as long as they can manage it themselves. OUIGO allows two bags per passenger, with certain size restrictions. TGV INOUI does not have a clear weight limit, but passengers should be able to handle their luggage.

Starting from Paris, most services depart from Paris Gare Montparnasse. This station provides many connections, including Metro lines 4, 6, 12, and 13, various bus lines, and a TGV and Intercités hub. Upon arrival in Nantes, you will be at Nantes Station (Gare de Nantes), which offers excellent connections through the city’s tram network, bus, and regional train services.

Nantes is a city of rich historical and cultural significance. The iconic Château des ducs de Bretagne and the innovative Machines of the Isle of Nantes are must-visit attractions. The Jardin des Plantes, one of France's largest public botanical gardens, is also well worth a visit.

We offer a comprehensive price comparison tool to aid your journey planning from Paris to Nantes. Use the calendar below to compare and find the best deals for your trip from Paris to Nantes.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Paris 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 Paris 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 $10.26 to $36.37 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 72% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Paris to Nantes

The cheapest Paris - Nantes train tickets can be found for as low as $16.51 if you’re lucky, or $24.09 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $32.81.

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.

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.

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 stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, which translates to a high-speed train. It is a type of high-speed train that operates in France and other parts of Europe. The TGV was first introduced in 1981 and has since become a popular mode of transportation for domestic and international travel. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), now refers to a type of train that can reach a speed of 320km/h on high-speed lines in France. In France and Europe, there are two types of TGV operated by SNCF Voyageurs: the TGV INOUI, which offers a higher level of comfort, and the low-cost TGV OUIGO.

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 Paris to Nantes

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by OUIGO, TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Paris to Nantes.

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 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

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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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.
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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, TGV inOui and SNCF from Paris to Nantes
Compare services on board when travelling from Paris to Nantes by train.
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Paris to Nantes CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
23.99kg
Bus
25.71kg
Flight
68.56kg
Car
54.84kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Paris to Nantes by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Paris and Nantes are 23.99kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Paris and Nantes? By taking the train between Paris and Nantes you will save 44.57kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.72kg compared to a bus and 30.85kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Nantes?
A train ticket from Paris to Nantes is $69.22. 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 $10.26.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Paris to Nantes?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Paris to Nantes is $10.26. 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 Paris and Nantes by train?
Paris to Nantes is 212.99 mi.
How long does the train between Paris and Nantes take?
Paris to Nantes is on average 3 hr 42 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 56 min.
Which companies operate from Paris to Nantes?
The train journey from Paris to Nantes is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, TGV inOui, SNCF, TGV, TER, Train Nomad, OUIGO and INTERCITÉS.
How many train connections per day go from Paris to Nantes?
Paris to Nantes has 50 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Paris to Nantes leave?
The earliest train from Paris to Nantes departs at 3:20 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 Paris to Nantes depart?
The latest train from Paris to Nantes departs at 11:59 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 Paris 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 $10.26 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 Paris to Nantes?
There are on average 38 direct connection(s) from Paris to go to Nantes.
What's the fastest journey time between Paris to Nantes by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Paris and Nantes is 1 hr 56 min.
Is there a direct train from Paris to Nantes?
Yes, there is a direct train between Paris and Nantes.
What are the CO2 emissions for Paris to Nantes by train?
The train journey from Paris to Nantes creates 23.99kg of CO2 emissions.

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