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Brussels to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 6h 19m to travel from Brussels to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 366 miles (589 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €45 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 34m
Price€45 - €192
Distance366 miles (589 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationNantes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Brussels to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Nantes for Sunday 27th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:27 Bruxelles-Midi13:23 NantesTGV INOUI 9810 SNCF Get tickets6h 56m, 1 change
07:17 Bruxelles-Midi12:54 NantesTGV INOUI 9870 SNCF Get tickets5h 37m, 2 changes
07:17 Bruxelles-Midi14:23 NantesTGV INOUI 9870 SNCF Get tickets7h 06m, 1 change
10:13 Bruxelles-Midi14:50 NantesThalys 9322 SNCF Get tickets4h 37m, 1 change
10:17 Bruxelles-Midi15:50 NantesTGV INOUI 9826 SNCF Get tickets5h 33m, 2 changes
12:16 Bruxelles-Midi16:51 NantesThalys 9334 SNCF Get tickets4h 35m, 1 change
13:00 Bruxelles-Midi18:51 NantesTGV INOUI 9830 SNCF Get tickets5h 51m, 2 changes
15:16 Bruxelles-Midi19:50 NantesThalys 9352 SNCF Get tickets4h 34m, 1 change
17:13 Bruxelles-Midi21:54 NantesThalys 9364 SNCF Get tickets4h 41m, 1 change
19:13 Bruxelles-Midi23:50 NantesThalys 9376 SNCF Get tickets4h 37m, 1 change

SNCF and TGV trains from Brussels to Nantes

You can travel from Brussels to Nantes on SNCF and TGV 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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Nantes

Train tickets from Brussels to Nantes start at €45 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 €146.99.
lowest price found
from45
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price104.66
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price143.72
on the day
avg. single price146.99

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 Brussels 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 Brussels 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 Brussels to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Nantes is 6 hours and 19 minutes, with around 13 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 Brussels and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Nantes is 4 hours and 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Nantes cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Nantes can start from as little as €45 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 Brussels to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Brussels to Nantes. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Brussels to Nantes leaves at 05:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Nantes leaves at 21:13. 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 Brussels and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Nantes cover a distance of around 366 miles (589 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Nantes.
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 Brussels to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/09/2020. 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 21/09/2020 for travel on 07/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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