Arriving in Nantes
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!
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).
Another possibility is the airport shuttle to Neustrie (free), then the tramway (line 3) to the city centre (Ticket Tram, also included in the Pass Nantes, available for purchase at the airport).
Aéroport Nantes Atlantique
Tel. 0892 568 800 (within France)
A selection of the airlines flying directly from
The United Kingdom
London Gatwick (1h10) with Easyjet, daily flight.
London City (1h10) with Cityjet, daily flight except on Saturdays.
London Heathrow (1h10) with British Airways : twice a week.
London Luton (1h10) with Easyjet
Southampton (1h15) with Flybe, regular flights.
Manchester (1h40) with Flybe, regular flights.
Birmingham (1h45) with Flybe, regular flights.
Liverpool (1h30) with Easyjet, from June 27th to August 26th.
Amsterdam (1h35) with Air France, daily flight.
Brussels (1h20) with Brussels Airlines and Hop! daily flights.
Montreal (7h15) with Air Transat, 2 flights per week, from May to October 2017.
And other connections within Europe to: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria…
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 :
London: (5h30) Eurostar London St Pancras > Lille, then TGV Lille >Nantes
Amsterdam Nantes (6h45): Thalys Amsterdam > Paris Nord then TGV Paris Montparnasse > Nantes
Brussels Nantes (5h): Thalys Bruxelles Midi > Paris Nord, then TGV Paris Montparnasse > Nantes
Geneva Nantes (6H25): Lyria Geneva Cornavin > Paris gare de Lyon, then TGV Paris Montparnasse > Nantes.
Train Line is an easy way to buy train tickets in Europe.
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
Take the tramway or the bus to reach the city centre.
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!
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
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.
On the Erdre or Loire River.
Many companies offer a low cost transportation towards Nantes
Maps of Nantes