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The train from Nantes to Rennes usually takes 2 hours 11 minutes on average to travel 62 miles (99 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 17 minutes. You can expect to find 19 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Rennes, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. The route to Rennes is operated by SNCF, the French national train operator. You're likely to travel on a TER regional train or Intercités service during your journey, both of which offer modern comfortable seating.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Nantes to Rennes in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €17.60.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Rennes, 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.
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
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).
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 Nantes to Rennes by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Nantes and Rennes is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 19 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Nantes to Rennes is 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Nantes to Rennes can start from as little as €17.60 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Nantes to Rennes without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Nantes to Rennes each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Nantes to Rennes leaves at 05:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Nantes to Rennes leaves at 20:14. 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.
Trains travelling from Nantes to Rennes cover a distance of around 62 miles (99 km) during the journey.