How to Reach Nantes - The Easiest Way to Reach Nantes


  • By Air: The international airport, Nantes-Atlantique is located in the southern part of the city. Flights from Paris, Lyon, and other French cities land on this airport. If you wish to come by air from Bristol and London, flights (operating primarily between April and September) connecting to Nantes are available. Cheap flights via Southampton Airport are also available.
  • By Train: Regular trains running from Paristo Nantes are available, throughout the day. The journey takes around 2 hours. Two other direct trains from Nantes to Charles de Gaulle and to Lille (stopping at Disneyland Resort Paris) are also available.
  • By Boat: River Ferries (Navibus) are frequent. To know more about the ticket and ferry schedule, visit the official website.
  • By taxi: If you wish to travel to Nantes by taxi, check the websites offering cars on hire.
  • By bus: TAN public transport system connects Nantes by bus with nearby burgs. Lila system offers buses for regional areas.


  • By Tram: The TAN (Transports de l’Agglomération Nantaise) network offers 3 tram lines that intersects at the Gare Centrale (Commerce), the main bus/tram point.
  • By Bus: City buses runs from 6:45am to 10pm. Night bus services continue till 12:30am.
  • By Bikes: Nantes is a bike-friendly city with number of bicycle lanes along the major city roads. Bikes can be rented from Nantes Metropole at one of 8 parking lots around the city. Bike rental services costs you around 1€ for 2 hours, 4€ for a day, 10€ for a week and 25€ for a month.

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Modes of Transportation in Nantes

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Nantes. The most preferred mode of transport in Nantes is Walking.

Average distance: 7.4 km Average time: 21.25 min

  • Walking 33.33%
    Walking 13.33 min Bus 1.67 min Waiting 1.67 min Overall average time for 1.67 kms 16.67 min
  • Bike 22.22%
    Bike 15 min Walking 2.5 min Overall average time for 4 kms 17.5 min
  • Car 33.33%
    Driving 28.33 min Overall average time for 15.4 kms 28.33 min

How to Reach Nantes from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
La chapelle-sur-erdre to Nantes 9.16 km 9 mins
La haie-fouassière to Nantes 18.53 km 18 mins
Montbert to Nantes 19.07 km 19 mins
Le pouliguen to Nantes 97.08 km 1 hour 37 mins
Rennes to Nantes 100.93 km 1 hour 40 mins
Ars-en-ré to Nantes 112.19 km 1 hour 52 mins
Angers to Nantes 114.21 km 1 hour 54 mins
Laval to Nantes 129.6 km 2 hours 9 mins
Combourg to Nantes 134.34 km 2 hours 14 mins
Lorient to Nantes 210.35 km 3 hours 30 mins
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