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Nantes to St-Nazaire by train

It takes an average of 41m to travel from Nantes to St-Nazaire by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (51 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Nantes to St-Nazaire and tickets for this journey start from €3.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 33m
Price€3.20 - €28.50
Distance32 miles (51 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationNantes
Arrival stationSt-Nazaire
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Nantes to St-Nazaire train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nantes to St-Nazaire for Sunday 9th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
14:04 Nantes14:42 St-NazaireTER 58069 SNCF Get tickets38m, direct
14:54 Nantes15:29 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8921 SNCF Get tickets35m, direct
16:54 Nantes17:28 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8923 SNCF Get tickets34m, direct
17:58 Nantes18:39 St-NazaireTER 60123 SNCF Get tickets41m, direct
19:04 Nantes19:41 St-NazaireTER 58079 SNCF Get tickets37m, direct
20:54 Nantes21:29 St-NazaireTGV INOUI 8931 SNCF Get tickets35m, direct
22:13 Nantes22:54 St-NazaireTER 58091 SNCF Get tickets41m, direct
06:32 Nantes07:23 St-NazaireTER 58003 SNCF Get tickets51m, direct
07:02 Nantes07:42 St-NazaireTER 58055 SNCF Get tickets40m, direct
07:32 Nantes08:23 St-NazaireTER 58005 SNCF Get tickets51m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Nantes to St-Nazaire

You can travel from Nantes to St-Nazaire on TGV, TER and SNCF 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Nantes to St-Nazaire

Train tickets from Nantes to St-Nazaire start at €3.20 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 €13.34.
lowest price found
from3.20
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price10
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price12.37
on the day
avg. single price13.34

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 Nantes to St-Nazaire 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 Nantes to St-Nazaire? 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 Nantes to St-Nazaire take?

The average journey time by train between Nantes and St-Nazaire is 41 minutes, with around 23 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 Nantes and St-Nazaire by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nantes to St-Nazaire is 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Nantes to St-Nazaire cost?

Train tickets from Nantes to St-Nazaire can start from as little as €3.20 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 Nantes to St-Nazaire?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nantes to St-Nazaire without having to change trains. There are 23 direct trains from Nantes to St-Nazaire. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Nantes to St-Nazaire leave?

The first train from Nantes to St-Nazaire leaves at 06:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Nantes to St-Nazaire leave?

The last train from Nantes to St-Nazaire leaves at 22:13. 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 Nantes and St-Nazaire by train?

Trains travelling from Nantes to St-Nazaire cover a distance of around 32 miles (51 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from St-Nazaire to Nantes. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Nantes to St-Nazaire.
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.
 / 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 Nantes to St-Nazaire for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 30/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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