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About the train journey from Rennes to Nantes

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The train from Rennes to Nantes usually takes 2 hours 7 minutes on average to travel 62 miles (99 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 16 minutes. You can expect to find 21 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Nantes, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. The route to Nantes 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 Rennes to Nantes 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 Nantes, 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.

Rennes to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 2h 7m to travel from Rennes to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 62 miles (99 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Rennes to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €17.60 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

1h 16m


99 miles (62 km)


21 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €17.60

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Rennes to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rennes to Nantes for Tuesday 7th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:36 08:52 1h 16m, direct
08:06 10:15 2h 9m, direct
10:31 11:52 1h 21m, direct
10:35 12:44 2h 9m, 1 change
11:36 12:52 1h 16m, direct
11:40 13:46 2h 6m, 1 change
12:36 13:52 1h 16m, direct
13:56 16:17 2h 21m, direct
15:36 16:52 1h 16m, direct
16:05 17:44 1h 39m, 1 change

TER and SNCF trains from Rennes to Nantes

You can travel from Rennes 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).

Cheap train tickets from Rennes to Nantes

The price of train tickets from Rennes to Nantes starts at €17.60 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 Rennes 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 Rennes 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 Rennes to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Rennes and Nantes is 2 hours and 7 minutes, with around 21 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 Rennes and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rennes to Nantes is 1 hour and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Rennes to Nantes cost?

Train ticket prices from Rennes to Nantes 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.

Is there a direct train from Rennes to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rennes to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Rennes 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 Rennes to Nantes leave?

The first train from Rennes to Nantes leaves at 06:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rennes to Nantes leaves at 19:39. 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 Rennes and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Rennes to Nantes cover a distance of around 62 miles (99 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Rennes. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rennes 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 Rennes to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 11/05/2022 for travel on 11/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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