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Journey timeFrom 6h 38m
Price$64 - $546.90
Distance744km (462 miles)
Departure stationKöln Hbf
Arrival stationNantes
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsDB, erb,

Köln Hbf to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Köln Hbf to Nantes for Tuesday 26th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:4317:558h 12m, 2 changes
09:4817:558h 07m, 4 changes
12:4219:206h 38m, 1 change
13:4320:487h 05m, 2 changes
13:4721:568h 09m, 4 changes
15:4323:057h 22m, 3 changes
16:4323:517h 08m, 1 change
18:4308:2013h 37m, 1 change
19:4310:5115h 08m, 2 changes
20:1110:5114h 40m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and ÖBB trains from Köln Hbf to Nantes

You can travel from Köln Hbf to Nantes on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and ÖBB 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 330 km/h, the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 200 km/h. In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 160 km/h only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Köln Hbf to Nantes

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Nantes start at €55 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 €254.36.
lowest price found
from55
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price217.69
on the day
avg. single price254.36

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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 Köln Hbf to Nantes by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 Köln Hbf 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 Köln Hbf to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Köln Hbf and Nantes is 10 hours and 20 minutes, with around 20 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 Köln Hbf and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Köln Hbf to Nantes is 6 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Köln Hbf to Nantes cost?

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Nantes can start from as little as €55 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 Köln Hbf to Nantes?

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

What time does the first train from Köln Hbf to Nantes leave?

The first train from Köln Hbf to Nantes leaves at 04:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Köln Hbf to Nantes leave?

The last train from Köln Hbf to Nantes leaves at 23:41. 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 Köln Hbf and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Köln Hbf to Nantes cover a distance of around 744km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Köln Hbf.
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 Köln Hbf to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/11/2019. 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 02/04/2019 for travel on 04/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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