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Bourges to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 6h 14m to travel from Bourges to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 185 miles (298 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Bourges to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €17 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 13m
Price€17 - €222.60
Distance185 miles (298 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationBourges
Arrival stationNantes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Bourges to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bourges to Nantes for martedì 28º lug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:50 09:46 3h 56m, 1 change
06:46 11:27 4h 41m, 2 changes
06:52 12:54 6h 02m, 1 change
08:05 14:19 6h 14m, 2 changes
10:15 14:32 4h 17m, 1 change
12:58 16:13 3h 15m, direct
16:01 19:58 3h 57m, 1 change
19:01 22:14 3h 13m, direct
19:05 08:46 13h 41m, 1 change
19:34 08:46 13h 12m, 2 changes

SNCF and Intercités trains from Bourges to Nantes

You can travel from Bourges 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 Bourges to Nantes

Train tickets from Bourges to Nantes start at €17 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €52.99.
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avg. single price52.99

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 Bourges 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Bourges 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 Bourges to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Bourges and Nantes is 6 hours and 14 minutes, with around 10 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 Bourges and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bourges to Nantes is 3 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Bourges to Nantes cost?

Train tickets from Bourges to Nantes can start from as little as €17 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 Bourges to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bourges to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Bourges to Nantes. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bourges to Nantes leaves at 05:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bourges to Nantes leaves at 19:34. 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 Bourges and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Bourges to Nantes cover a distance of around 185 miles (298 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Bourges. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bourges 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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bourges to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/07/2020. 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 23/06/2020 for travel on 06/02/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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