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How to travel from Nantes to Cholet by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Nantes to Cholet? Look no further.

You'll usually find 15 trains per day running between Nantes and Cholet, which usually take 1 hour 17 minutes to complete the 54 km journey. It can take as little as 50 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can reach Cholet by traveling on an SNCF service – the main train operator in France. You'll most likely be traveling on either a TER or Intercités train during your journey, both of which offer comfortable seating and space for luggage.

You can save money on train tickets from Nantes to Cholet if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $5.67. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Nantes to Cholet by train

It takes an average of 1h 17m to travel from Nantes to Cholet by train, over a distance of around 33 miles (54 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Nantes to Cholet and tickets for this journey start from $5.67 when you book in advance.

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From 50m


33 miles (54 km)


15 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $5.67

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Nantes to Cholet train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nantes to Cholet for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:29 07:20 51m, direct
07:29 08:20 51m, direct
08:13 10:08 1h 55m, 1 change
08:44 11:07 2h 23m, 1 change
10:33 11:24 51m, direct
10:51 12:38 1h 47m, 1 change
11:59 12:50 51m, direct
14:47 15:43 56m, direct
15:17 17:07 1h 50m, 1 change
16:29 17:20 51m, direct

TER and SNCF trains from Nantes to Cholet

You can travel from Nantes to Cholet on TER and SNCF 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.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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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).

Cheap train tickets from Nantes to Cholet

The price of train tickets from Nantes to Cholet starts at $5.67 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 Nantes to Cholet 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 Nantes to Cholet

Want to know more about your journey from Nantes to Cholet? 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 Nantes to Cholet take?

The average journey time by train between Nantes and Cholet is 1 hour and 17 minutes, with around 15 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 Nantes and Cholet by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nantes to Cholet is 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Nantes to Cholet cost?

Train tickets from Nantes to Cholet can start from as little as $5.67 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 Nantes to Cholet?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nantes to Cholet without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Nantes to Cholet each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Nantes to Cholet leaves at 05:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nantes to Cholet leaves at 20:17. 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 Nantes and Cholet by train?

Trains travelling from Nantes to Cholet cover a distance of around 33 miles (54 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cholet to Nantes.

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