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About the train journey from St-Nazaire to Istres

Want to travel from St-Nazaire to Istres by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from St-Nazaire to Istres usually takes 11 hours 54 minutes on average to travel 435 miles (700 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 8 hours 37 minutes. You can expect to find 18 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between St-Nazaire and Istres, you’ll need to make 2 changes on your way to Istres.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from St-Nazaire to Istres in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save!

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Istres, 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.

St-Nazaire to Istres by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 8h 37m


435 miles (700 km)


18 trains per day


2 changes

St-Nazaire to Istres train times

Check out the next trains departing from St-Nazaire to Istres for Tuesday 23rd July 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:10 15:15 9h 5m, 5 changes
06:10 15:47 9h 37m, 4 changes
06:10 16:09 9h 59m, 3 changes
07:24 16:48 9h 24m, 2 changes
08:10 17:45 9h 35m, 4 changes
08:10 18:05 9h 55m, 3 changes
10:26 20:06 9h 40m, 2 changes
13:24 05:15 15h 51m, 2 changes
15:13 05:49 14h 36m, 4 changes
15:13 06:05 14h 52m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from St-Nazaire to Istres

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 St-Nazaire to Istres 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from St-Nazaire to Istres? 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 St-Nazaire to Istres take?

The average journey time by train between St-Nazaire and Istres is 11 hours and 54 minutes, with around 18 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 St-Nazaire and Istres by train?

The fastest journey time by train from St-Nazaire to Istres is 8 hours and 37 minutes.

Is there a direct train from St-Nazaire to Istres?

No, there are no direct train services from St-Nazaire to Istres. Travelling from St-Nazaire to Istres by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from St-Nazaire to Istres leaves at 05:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from St-Nazaire to Istres leaves at 20:10. 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 St-Nazaire and Istres by train?

Trains travelling from St-Nazaire to Istres cover a distance of around 435 miles (700 km) during the journey.

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