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Caen to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 5h 39m to travel from Caen to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 146 miles (235 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Caen to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €17 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 48m
Price€17 - €217
Distance146 miles (235 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationCaen
Arrival stationNantes
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Caen to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Caen to Nantes for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:52 Caen17:50 NantesTER 16556 SNCF Get tickets4h 58m, 1 change
14:52 Caen19:15 NantesTER 57118 SNCF Get tickets4h 23m, 1 change
16:52 Caen20:50 NantesTER 53622 SNCF Get tickets3h 58m, 2 changes
16:52 Caen20:57 NantesTER 53622 SNCF Get tickets4h 05m, 1 change
17:50 Caen21:54 NantesTER 53624 SNCF Get tickets4h 04m, 1 change
20:06 Caen09:15 NantesTER 53728 SNCF Get tickets13h 09m, 2 changes
06:45 Caen10:57 NantesTER 57106 SNCF Get tickets4h 12m, 1 change
07:48 Caen11:50 NantesTER 16550 SNCF Get tickets4h 02m, 1 change
11:10 Caen17:15 NantesTER 52820 SNCF Get tickets6h 05m, 1 change
12:52 Caen17:50 NantesTER 16556 SNCF Get tickets4h 58m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Caen to Nantes

Train tickets from Caen 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 €95.38.
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avg. single price95.38

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 Caen 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 Caen 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 Caen to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Caen and Nantes is 5 hours and 39 minutes, with around 6 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 Caen and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Caen to Nantes is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Caen to Nantes cost?

Train tickets from Caen 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 Caen to Nantes?

No, there are no direct train services from Caen to Nantes. Travelling from Caen to Nantes by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

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

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

The last train from Caen to Nantes leaves at 20:27. 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 Caen and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Caen to Nantes cover a distance of around 146 miles (235 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Caen. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Caen 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 Caen to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 28/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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