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Bordeaux to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 5h 39m to travel from Bordeaux to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 171 miles (275 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Bordeaux to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from $23.32 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 47m
PriceFrom $23.32
Distance171 miles (275 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train05:59
Last train19:43
Departure stationBordeaux
Arrival stationNantes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Bordeaux to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bordeaux to Nantes for Tuesday Oct 5th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:59 08:46 3h 47m, 1 change
05:59 10:21 4h 22m, 1 change
06:51 10:58 4h 7m, direct
07:59 12:19 4h 20m, 1 change
10:51 14:56 4h 5m, direct
11:59 16:46 4h 47m, 2 changes
12:59 18:46 5h 47m, 2 changes
15:31 19:46 4h 15m, direct
18:43 07:31 12h 48m, 1 change

SNCF and Intercités trains from Bordeaux to Nantes

You can travel from Bordeaux to Nantes on SNCF and Intercités trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Nantes

The price of train tickets from Bordeaux to Nantes starts at $23.32 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bordeaux to Nantes by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bordeaux to Nantes

Want to know more about your journey from Bordeaux to Nantes? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bordeaux to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Bordeaux and Nantes is 5 hours and 39 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bordeaux and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bordeaux to Nantes is 3 hours and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Bordeaux to Nantes cost?

Train tickets from Bordeaux to Nantes can start from as little as $23.32 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bordeaux to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Bordeaux to Nantes each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bordeaux to Nantes leave?

The first train from Bordeaux to Nantes leaves at 05:59. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bordeaux to Nantes leave?

The last train from Bordeaux to Nantes leaves at 19:43. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bordeaux and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Bordeaux to Nantes cover a distance of around 171 miles (275 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Bordeaux.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bordeaux to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/05/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/26/2021 for travel on 09/26/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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