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About the train journey from Caen to Nantes

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The train from Caen to Nantes usually takes 5 hours 9 minutes on average to travel 146 miles (235 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 3 hours 51 minutes. You can expect to find 8 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Caen and Nantes, you’ll need to make 1 change on your way to Nantes.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Caen to Nantes in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €31.00.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Nantes, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Caen to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 5h 9m to travel from Caen to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 146 miles (235 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Caen to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €31 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 51m
PriceFrom €31
Distance146 miles (235 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train07:03
Last train20:05
Departure stationCaen
Arrival stationNantes
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Caen to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Caen to Nantes for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:03 09:54 3h 51m, 1 change
06:48 10:50 4h 2m, 1 change
11:54 15:58 4h 4m, 1 change
13:52 17:58 4h 6m, 1 change
15:49 19:50 4h 1m, 2 changes
15:49 19:54 4h 5m, 1 change
16:51 20:51 4h 0m, 1 change
19:05 08:15 13h 10m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Caen to Nantes

The price of train tickets from Caen to Nantes starts at €31 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 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 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 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 9 minutes, with around 8 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 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Caen to Nantes cost?

Train ticket prices from Caen to Nantes can start from as little as €31 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 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 07:03. 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 20:05. 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Caen to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 08/08/2022 for travel on 08/08/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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