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Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train

The journey from Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train is 309.88 mi and takes 7 hr 26 min. There are 20 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:20 AM and the last at 5:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train for as little as $62.09 or as much as $225.28. The best price for this journey is $62.09.

Lowest Price$62.09
Journey Duration7 hr 26 min
Connection per Day20
Lowest Price$62.09
Highest Price$225.28
First Departure5:20 AM
Last Departure5:20 PM
Distance309.88 mi
DepartureSaint-Etienne
ArrivalNantes
CarriersFlixBus, BlaBlaCar BusMore

Saint-Etienne to Nantes Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train?

The prices for train tickets from Saint-Etienne to Nantes vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Saint-Etienne to Nantes will cost $62.09. The average train ticket price is approximately $126.74. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from Saint-Etienne to Nantes will cost you $126.74. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train?

With a distance of 309.88 mi between Saint-Etienne and Nantes, it will usually take 7 hr 26 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 7 hr 26 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Saint-Etienne and Nantes runs for about 309.88 mi and usually takes approximately 7 hr 26 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 5 hr 30 min. If you are trying to get from Saint-Etienne to Nantes as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Saint-Etienne to Nantes?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Saint-Etienne to Nantes leaving at 5:20 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 5:20 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first journey of the night departs from Saint-Etienne at 5:20 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 5:20 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Saint-Etienne and Nantes. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use on the Saint-Etienne to Nantes route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Saint-Etienne from the following stations: Saint Etienne Chateaucreux,St Etienne la Terrasse. Arriving at Nantes, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Saint-Sébastien Pas Enchantés,NANTES,Nantes, Haluchère-Batignolles. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Nantes.

How many journeys from Saint-Etienne to Nantes take place each day?

The route from Saint-Etienne to Nantes is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Saint-Etienne 20 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Saint-Etienne to Nantes, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 20 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Saint-Etienne to Nantes. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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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 Saint-Etienne to Nantes.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Saint-Etienne 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 Saint-Etienne 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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The cheapest Saint-Etienne - Nantes train tickets can be found for as low as $60.02 if you’re lucky, or $74.79 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $92.16.

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.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

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.

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 Saint-Etienne to Nantes

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by INTERCITÉS, TER and TGV inOui when traveling from Saint-Etienne 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, BlaBlaCar Bus and TGV from Saint-Etienne to Nantes
Compare services on board when travelling from Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train.
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Saint-Etienne to Nantes CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
34.91kg
Bus
37.4kg
Flight
99.74kg
Car
79.79kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Saint-Etienne and Nantes are 34.91kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Saint-Etienne and Nantes? By taking the train between Saint-Etienne and Nantes you will save 64.83kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.49kg compared to a bus and 44.88kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Saint-Etienne to Nantes?
A train ticket from Saint-Etienne to Nantes is $126.74. 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 $62.09.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Saint-Etienne to Nantes?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Saint-Etienne to Nantes is $62.09. 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 Saint-Etienne and Nantes by train?
Saint-Etienne to Nantes is 309.88 mi.
How long does the train between Saint-Etienne and Nantes take?
Saint-Etienne to Nantes is on average 7 hr 26 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 30 min.
Which companies operate from Saint-Etienne to Nantes?
The train journey from Saint-Etienne to Nantes is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, TGV, TER, TGV inOui, INTERCITÉS and OUIGO.
How many train connections per day go from Saint-Etienne to Nantes?
Saint-Etienne to Nantes has 20 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Saint-Etienne to Nantes leave?
The earliest train from Saint-Etienne to Nantes departs at 5:20 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 Saint-Etienne to Nantes depart?
The latest train from Saint-Etienne to Nantes departs at 5:20 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 Saint-Etienne 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 $62.09 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Saint-Etienne and Nantes is 5 hr 30 min.
Is there a direct train from Saint-Etienne to Nantes?
Yes, there is a direct train between Saint-Etienne and Nantes.
What are the CO2 emissions for Saint-Etienne to Nantes by train?
The train journey from Saint-Etienne to Nantes creates 34.91kg of CO2 emissions.

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