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Travelling from Quimper to Nantes by train

Looking to travel from Quimper to Nantes by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 15 minutes to travel from Quimper to Nantes by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 18 minutes though. You'll usually find 10 trains per day running along the 130 miles (210 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Nantes. SNCF, which is the national train operator in France, will whisk you to Nantes on either a TER or Intercités service, both of which are modern trains with comfortable seating.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Quimper to Nantes start from €26.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Nantes by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Quimper to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 4h 15m to travel from Quimper to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 130 miles (210 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Quimper to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €26 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 2h 18m


130 miles (210 km)


10 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €26

Train and bus operators

SNCF, Flixbus

Quimper to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Quimper to Nantes for Tuesday 4th April 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:33 07:16 2h 43m, direct
05:50 08:08 2h 18m, direct
06:21 11:52 5h 31m, 1 change
08:09 12:44 4h 35m, 1 change
11:02 13:46 2h 44m, direct
12:14 16:44 4h 30m, 1 change
14:57 17:44 2h 47m, 1 change
16:37 19:43 3h 6m, 2 changes
17:35 20:16 2h 41m, direct
19:06 06:44 11h 38m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Quimper to Nantes

You can travel from Quimper to Nantes on 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.

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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.

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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).

TER classes from Quimper to Nantes

Compare the different travel classes offered by TER when travelling from Quimper to Nantes.

Cheap train tickets from Quimper to Nantes

The price of train tickets from Quimper to Nantes starts at €26 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Quimper 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Quimper 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 Quimper to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Quimper and Nantes is 4 hours and 15 minutes, with around 10 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 Quimper and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Quimper to Nantes is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Quimper to Nantes cost?

Train ticket prices from Quimper to Nantes can start from as little as €26 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 Quimper to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Quimper to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Quimper to Nantes each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Quimper to Nantes leave?

The first train from Quimper to Nantes leaves at 05:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Quimper to Nantes leave?

The last train from Quimper to Nantes leaves at 20:06. 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 Quimper and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Quimper to Nantes cover a distance of around 130 miles (210 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Quimper. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Quimper to Nantes.
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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Quimper to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/04/2023. 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 12/29/2022 for travel on 12/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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