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Saumur to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 1h 18m to travel from Saumur to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (111 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Saumur to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €5.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 05m
Price€5.90 - €87.50
Distance69 miles (111 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationSaumur
Arrival stationNantes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Saumur to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Saumur to Nantes for Wednesday 8th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:59 Saumur08:42 NantesTER 59005 SNCF Get tickets1h 43m, 1 change
07:34 Saumur08:46 NantesTER 60105 SNCF Get tickets1h 12m, direct
07:44 Saumur09:15 NantesTER 60198 SNCF Get tickets1h 31m, 1 change
08:42 Saumur09:46 NantesTER 60001 SNCF Get tickets1h 04m, direct
08:47 Saumur10:57 NantesTER 59007 SNCF Get tickets2h 10m, 1 change
09:41 Saumur11:27 NantesTER 60109 SNCF Get tickets1h 46m, 1 change
13:24 Saumur14:32 NantesTER 60005 SNCF Get tickets1h 08m, direct
13:41 Saumur15:09 NantesTER 60127 SNCF Get tickets1h 28m, 1 change
15:06 Saumur16:13 NantesIntercités 4504 SNCF Get tickets1h 07m, direct
15:33 Saumur16:46 NantesTER 58721 SNCF Get tickets1h 13m, direct

TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités trains from Saumur to Nantes

You can travel from Saumur to Nantes on TGV, TER, SNCF and Intercités 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).

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

Cheap train tickets from Saumur to Nantes

Train tickets from Saumur to Nantes start at €5.90 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 €24.03.
lowest price found
from5.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price19.97
on the day
avg. single price24.03

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 Saumur 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 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 Saumur 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 Saumur to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between Saumur and Nantes is 1 hour and 18 minutes, with around 9 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 Saumur and Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Saumur to Nantes is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Saumur to Nantes cost?

Train tickets from Saumur to Nantes can start from as little as €5.90 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 Saumur to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Saumur to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Saumur to Nantes. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Saumur to Nantes leaves at 07:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Saumur to Nantes leaves at 21:01. 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 Saumur and Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from Saumur to Nantes cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to Saumur. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Saumur 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.
 / 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 Saumur to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/07/2020. 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 28/06/2020 for travel on 20/04/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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