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Travel from Saumur to Nantes by train in 1 hour 1 minute

If you want to know more about the journey from Saumur to Nantes by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Saumur to Nantes by train is 1 hour 22 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 1 minute. Around 21 trains per day travel the 69 miles (111 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Nantes. You're likely to be travelling with TGV, SNCF or OUIGO to Nantes. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Saumur to Nantes in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €5.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Saumur to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 1h 22m to travel from Saumur to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (111 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Saumur to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

1h 1m


111 miles (69 km)


21 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €5

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, SNCF, Flixbus

Saumur to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Saumur to Nantes for Tuesday 7th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:51 10:02 2h 11m, 1 change
08:37 10:15 1h 38m, 1 change
12:10 13:15 1h 5m, direct
12:49 14:54 2h 5m, 1 change
14:00 15:04 1h 4m, direct
14:35 15:46 1h 11m, direct
15:39 16:46 1h 7m, direct
15:48 17:38 1h 50m, 1 change
16:31 17:45 1h 14m, direct
16:48 18:16 1h 28m, 1 change

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

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

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OUIGO is the low-cost brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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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.

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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.

Cheap train tickets from Saumur to Nantes

The price of train tickets from Saumur to Nantes starts at €5 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 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 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 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 22 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 Saumur and Nantes by train?

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

How much does the train from Saumur to Nantes cost?

Train ticket prices from Saumur to Nantes can start from as little as €5 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 Saumur to Nantes?

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

The first train from Saumur to Nantes leaves at 06:22. 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 22:08. 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Saumur 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 12/04/2022 for travel on 12/04/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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