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Take the train from Angers to Nantes in 36 minutes

If you want to travel from Angers to Nantes by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Angers to Nantes by train to take around 42 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 36 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 57 trains per day running on this route, which spans 50 miles (80 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Nantes. TGV, SNCF or OUIGO are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Angers to Nantes start from €5.00 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Angers to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 42m to travel from Angers to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 50 miles (80 km). There are normally 57 trains per day travelling from Angers to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 36m
PriceFrom €5
Distance50 miles (80 km)
Frequency57 trains per day
First train05:44
Last train22:36
Departure stationAngers
Arrival stationNantes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Angers to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Angers to Nantes for Tuesday 20th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:56 13:38 42m, direct
13:05 13:44 39m, direct
13:12 13:50 38m, direct
13:16 13:54 38m, direct
13:30 14:15 45m, direct
14:17 14:54 37m, direct
14:23 15:04 41m, direct
14:48 15:42 54m, direct
15:02 15:46 44m, direct
15:19 16:01 42m, direct

TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER trains from Angers to Nantes

You can travel from Angers to Nantes on TGV, OUIGO, Intercités and TER 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Angers to Nantes

The price of train tickets from Angers to Nantes starts at €5 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 Angers 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Angers and Nantes is 42 minutes, with around 57 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 Angers and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Angers to Nantes is 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Angers to Nantes cost?

Train ticket prices from Angers to Nantes can start from as little as €5 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Angers to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Angers to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Angers 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 Angers to Nantes leave?

The first train from Angers to Nantes leaves at 05:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Angers to Nantes leaves at 22:36. 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 Angers and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Angers to Nantes cover a distance of around 50 miles (80 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Angers. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Angers to Nantes.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Angers to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/20/2022. 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 12/04/2022 for travel on 12/04/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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