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Arriving in Nantes


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With 15 departures per day, Nantes is approximately 2 hours from Paris on the TGV high-speed train. The Nantes Atlantique international airport is located 15 minutes from downtown and the TGV connection to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris (3 h 15) makes coming here all the easier!

By plane

Reach the city centre in 20 minutes with the airport shuttle (possible stops: Neustrie, SNCF train station, Le lieu unique/Cité des Congrès, Downtown/Centre ville/Commerce).

Aéroport Nantes Atlantique
Tel. 0892 568 800 (within France)

nantes airport

Here are the airlines flying directly to Nantes

By train

SNCF Station, Sortie nord (North exit): tramway line 1 (direction François-Mitterrand) to reach the city centre, the Jardin des plantes botanical gardens...
SNCF station, sortie sud (South exit): pedestrian access to the Cité des Congrès, the bus station, le lieu unique…
SNCF tel. 3635 (from a French phone)

A selection of trains leaving from :  

Here to find trains to go to Nantes leaving from :
London St Pancras (5h30) with Eurostar (via Paris)  
Amsterdam (6h45) with Thalys (via Paris Nord and then Paris Montparnasse)
Brussels Nantes (5h): Thalys Bruxelles Midi > Paris Nord, then TGV Paris Montparnasse
Geneva Nantes (6H25): Lyria Geneva Cornavin > Paris gare de Lyon, then TGV Paris Montparnasse

Train Line is an easy way to buy train tickets in Europe.

Travel by train

Train Line

By car

Brest: 3 h 30 min. / Vannes: 1 h 15 min. / Rennes: 1 h 15 min. / Angers: 1 h / Saint-Nazaire: 45 min. / Bordeaux: 3 h 30 min. / Paris: 4 h

If you wish to avoid driving downtown, leave your car in a Parkings Relais (P+R) located just outside the city

list of P+R

Take the tramway or the bus to reach the city centre.

Local transportation network

The Pass Nantes offers access to the parkings relais and public transportation network for the greater metropolitan region. A suggestion: buy your Pass Nantes before your trip in order to take advantage of it upon arrival (it can be sent by mail).

To get to the centre of Nantes
Park in a downtown parking lot.
Just here for the day? We suggest you use the Feydeau and Cathédrale parking lots.
If you’re here for several days, the city has many parking lots, and it would be surprising if there isn’t one close to where you’re staying!

Parkings in Nantes

Map of parking spaces for the physically disabled

By motor home

15 sites accessible all year long 24h/7d.
Motor home area at the entrance to Nantes Camping
21, boulevard du Petit-Port tel. +33 1 83 64 69 23

camping car park

By bike

If you arrive along the Loire or the banks of the Erdre River, you will easily arrive in the centre of Nantes. Come see us at the Nantes.Tourisme desk, where you will be given all the tips you need to find hospitality and high-quality service.

France vélo tourisme

By boat

On the Erdre or Loire River.

Ports of Nantes

By coach

Many companies offer a low cost transportation towards Nantes
Lowcost Coaches

Local network


Maps of Nantes


Accessibility for disabled

See our special page