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Köln Hbf to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 16h 11m to travel from Köln Hbf to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 462 miles (744 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Köln Hbf to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €52 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 11m
Price€52 - €318
Distance462 miles (744 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationKöln Hbf
Arrival stationNantes
Changes2 changes

Köln Hbf to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Köln Hbf to Nantes for Tuesday 8th Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:43 17:54 8h 11m, 2 changes
11:43 07:15 19h 32m, 5 changes
11:47 07:15 19h 28m, 7 changes
12:54 08:42 19h 48m, 7 changes
12:54 08:46 19h 52m, 5 changes
13:55 08:42 18h 47m, 8 changes
13:55 08:46 18h 51m, 6 changes
15:55 08:50 16h 55m, 2 changes
17:43 11:14 17h 31m, 5 changes
20:53 13:52 16h 59m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Köln Hbf to Nantes

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Nantes start at €52 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 €203.21.
lowest price found
from52
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price155.83
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price163.37
on the day
avg. single price203.21

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 Köln Hbf 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 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 16 hours and 11 minutes, with around 14 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 8 hours and 11 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Köln Hbf to Nantes can start from as little as €52 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 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 2 changes.

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

The first train from Köln Hbf to Nantes leaves at 07:55. 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 23:53. 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 462 miles (744 km) 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 08/12/2020. 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 22/11/2020 for travel on 03/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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