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).
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
OUIGO is the low-cost TGV service of SNCF. OUIGO trains have a unique comfort class, equivalent to the Second Class of a classic TGV. OUIGO tickets are only available on the internet. You also have the option to add features, such as a power socket instead, the layout of your seat in a space called tranquillity or the addition of additional luggage.
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.
The average journey time between Nantes and Heidelberg is 9 hours and 13 minutes and the fastest journey time is 6 hours and 32 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 18 trains per day travelling from Nantes to Heidelberg. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Nantes to Heidelberg departs at 06:06. The last train from Nantes to Heidelberg departs at 20:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
No, it is not possible to travel from Nantes to Heidelberg without having to change trains. To travel from Nantes to Heidelberg will require a minimum of 2 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.