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Take the train from St-Nazaire to Nantes in 37 minutes

If you want to travel from St-Nazaire to Nantes by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from St-Nazaire to Nantes by train to take around 41 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 37 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 26 trains per day running on this route, which spans 32 miles (51 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Nantes. Both TGV and SNCF trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from St-Nazaire to Nantes start from €5.00 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

St-Nazaire to Nantes by train

It takes an average of 41m to travel from St-Nazaire to Nantes by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (51 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from St-Nazaire to Nantes and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 37m
PriceFrom €5
Distance32 miles (51 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train05:22
Last train20:12
Departure stationSt-Nazaire
Arrival stationNantes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

St-Nazaire to Nantes train times

Check out the next trains departing from St-Nazaire to Nantes for Wednesday 18th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:22 St-Nazaire05:59 Nantestgv inoui 8900 SNCF 37m, direct
06:12 St-Nazaire06:50 NantesTER 58052 SNCF 38m, direct
06:32 St-Nazaire07:21 NantesTER 58004 SNCF 49m, direct
07:11 St-Nazaire07:50 NantesTER 58054 SNCF 39m, direct
07:32 St-Nazaire08:21 NantesTER 58006 SNCF 49m, direct
08:12 St-Nazaire08:50 NantesTER 58056 SNCF 38m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from St-Nazaire to Nantes

You can travel from St-Nazaire to Nantes on TGV, 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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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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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 St-Nazaire to Nantes

The price of train tickets from St-Nazaire 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 St-Nazaire 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 St-Nazaire 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 St-Nazaire to Nantes take?

The average journey time by train between St-Nazaire and Nantes is 41 minutes, with around 26 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 Nantes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from St-Nazaire to Nantes is 37 minutes.

How much does the train from St-Nazaire to Nantes cost?

Train ticket prices from St-Nazaire 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 St-Nazaire to Nantes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from St-Nazaire to Nantes without having to change trains. There are 26 direct trains from St-Nazaire 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 St-Nazaire to Nantes leave?

The first train from St-Nazaire to Nantes leaves at 05:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from St-Nazaire to Nantes leaves at 20:12. 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 Nantes by train?

Trains travelling from St-Nazaire to Nantes cover a distance of around 32 miles (51 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nantes to St-Nazaire. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from St-Nazaire 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 St-Nazaire to Nantes for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2022. 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 05/08/2022 for travel on 05/08/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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