Nantes Train Station

Welcome to the Gare de Nantes Train Station page

Here you’ll find information about the Gare de Nantes Train Station, click on the tabs aboveNotice this to get more details.

On the rightenter your departure (Gare de Nantes), destination and travel date, then click the ‘Find trains‘ button and you will receive real time schedules, best price options, travel times and you’ll be able to make a secure reservation online.

Click the ‘BOOK A TRAIN NOW‘ button on the right and you’ll be able to receive real-time booking information from Gare de Nantes including: schedules, best ticket price options, travel times. You’ll be able to make an immediate secure reservation and ticket purchase from the official vendor with client service generally in your own language. In most instances you’ll be able to print your own e-ticket or retrieve it from a distributor on arrival in France or have it delivered before departure.

Below, click on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.

France and European City to City Train Tickets:

Train travel to and from the gare de Nantes train station offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside.

USA – UK – Argentina – Australia – Belgium-Fr – Belgium-Nl – Brazil – Canada – France – GCC Countries – Germany – Hong Kong – India – Israel – Italy – Japan-Jp – Mexico, Central America, Caribbean – Netherlands – New Zealand – Singapore – South Africa – Spain – Switzerland-Fr – Switzerland-De – Rest of the world (English) – Rest of the world (Español) – 中国 – 香港 – 日本 – 한국 – 新加坡

Train Passes:

If you are a couple or more people and travelling by train on 3 different days or more (from Gare de Nantes train station or any other French or European train station) in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point’ tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options (Rail Passes can not be purchased in European countries, only overseas.):

USA – Argentina – Australia – Brazil – Canada – GCC Countries – Hong Kong – India – Israel – Japan-Jp – Mexico, Central America, Caribbean – New Zealand – Singapore – South Africa – Rest of the world (English) – Rest of the world (Español) – 中国 – 香港 – 日本 – 한국 – 新加坡

Seat Reservations:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Already have a Rail Pass? You must also have a seat reservation from Nantes train station on cross-border trains, High speed trains (TGV…), a majority of Intercite and night trains. Simply jump aboard other trains and take any seat with your validated Rail Pass.

Groups of 10+:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Direct contact with a multi-lingual rail consultant for special group rates for ten or more travelers from Gare de Nantes: Think about family, friends, cruise excursions and anything else from pilgrimages to  Scouts. Study groups to sports teams including concert travel, social and corporate groups. Plenty bonus discounts included for local transport and museum passes. For a groups of sleepers and seats together, reserve well in advance for peace of mind.

France and Europe organized Rail Tours:

No hassle adventure with truly personalized service. All in one package for rail transfers, top-notch hotels and meals. An tour manager in your language and experienced local guides make your vacation a never to-be-forgotten experience. Whatever your taste, Rail Tours has something for you train excursions: Festivals, Short Breaks and Carnivals. For history buffs it’s Cities, Sights and Battlefields. For the ecology, relaxed types: Lakes and Mountains. Plenty of other possibilities: New Year and other Holidays and follow your Special Interest. Talk to an agent now, via this link.

The earlier you book (60-90 days before travel) the better and cheaper the options, not to mention your peace of mind knowing your train travel plans have been settled with a trustworthy, 75 years of experience, company that serves over 5 million customers a year.

You can get to Nantes by train from the UK in around six hours, making it an ideal weekend destination. Catch the Eurostar to Paris and then change on to the high-speed TGV. Before you know it, you’ll be right in the heart of the city, just a few minutes’ walk from the main sights.

Nantes and its immediate surrounds have plenty to keep you amused. But high-speed TGV connections also give you the opportunity to visit other fascinating cities in northern and western France.

Nantes Station receives around 25 high-speed TGV trains from Paris each day. It also serves the regional TER and Corail trains.

Nantes Station is around half a mile east of the city centre. When you get off your train, be aware that there are two exits – North (‘Nord’) and South (‘Sud’). The station is a bit like two terminals connected by a subway. You can catch Tramway 1 from the North exit and town buses from the South. The South exit faces the Convention Centre (Cité Internationale des Congrès). You’ll find taxis whichever way you exit.

Nantes Station is a modern, glass fronted building that first entered service in 1968. The southern entrance hall opened in 1989, in time for the arrival of the TGV Atlantique.


Facilities for the Disabled

Assistance Voyageurs Handicapés
+33 (0)890 640 650
13:15-20:30 Monday-Sunday & Bank Holidays

If you require assistance boarding you should turn up 30 minutes before your train leaves. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required.

Both manual and automatic left-luggage services are open daily 06.15 – 23.00.

Lost & Found

Tel: +33 (0)5 49 36 81 30
Open hours: 06.15 – 23.00 every day

If you lose or find something. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Call: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (24/7 8am – 8pm indicate your lost property) In France 36 35 (cost: 0,40 € / minute) #22
  2. Via the web: you need to create an account. In French but understandable
  3. In a station: Details here scroll to end of page

Your lost property is registered and information is available online for one month. Cost of 5€ or 10€ to claim your object.

Hungry passengers at Nantes Station are spoilt for choice.

There are three restaurants and four take-away kiosks throughout the station. They’re open every day, generally from around 6am until 9pm or later.

Telephones and Wifi are available in the station.

Business lounges & waiting rooms

‘Grand Voyageur’ lounge:
On the right as you come in the north entrance.
Tel: +33 (0)892 891 892
05.30 – 20.00 Monday – Friday

Waiting room:
04.35 – 00.25 Monday – Friday
05.35 – 00.25 Saturday
06.05 – 00.25 Sunday and Bank Holidays

Banks and currency exchange:
There are cash point machines at the station

Getting to the station:

On foot:
Walking west from the station into the city centre will only take about 10 minutes.

There’s a tax stand outside both station exits. A journey into the city centre should take less than 5 minutes.

Bus and tram:
Tramway 1 and several bus routes will take you into the city centre in minutes.

By bike:
There are bicycle spaces onboard the TGV if you want to take your bike on holiday with you.

Nantes Tourist Information Office

9, rue des États,
44000 Nantes,

Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10:00 – 17:00


Telephone: +33 (0)2 72 64 04 79

Tourist Activities

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Transport options at the gare de Nantes train station

There are buses and taxis at the exit of the station.

Car Rental

At the Gare de Nantes Train Station you can rent a car from all the major rental car companies. Or, better yet, rent a car online and have it ready and waiting for you on arrival.

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Car Parking

Plenty of car parking is available nearby. You can be assured of a spot by securely reserving your own ahead of time , online.

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