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Aerial view of the city of Nantes

Coming to Nantes

With 23 train connections per day, Nantes is around 2 hours from Paris by TGV. TGV connections with Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in Paris (3 hrs 15 mins) makes Nantes very accessible! Nantes Atlantique international airport is 15 minutes from the city centre. Nantes Atlantique international airport is located 15 minutes from the city center.

By train

Train tickets in France and Europe:

From the SNCF train station:

North access: Tram line 1, take direction François-Mitterrand to get to the city centre.

South access: Pedestrian access to the Cité des Congrès, the bus station, and le lieu unique.

By plane

Access the city centre in 20 minutes with the airport shuttle. (stops: SNCF train station, lieu unique/Cité des Congrès, City centre/Shops). Or, take bus n°48 to Neustrie, then tram line 3 to the city centre. You can purchase a Nantes City Pass at the airport. Possibility to buy the Pass Nantes at the airport.

Airport shuttle fare included in the Nantes City Pass from 1 April 2022.

By car

Brest 3 hrs 30 mins – Vannes 1 hr 15 mins – Rennes 1 hr 15 mins – Angers 1 hr – Saint-Nazaire 45 mins – Bordeaux 3 hrs 30 mins – Paris 4 hrs

Park & Ride options are available in the city and suburbs.

Timetables & Access

Public transport – TAN Network

  • Line 4
    Cité des Congrès station. timetable available on tan.fr and free Tan app. To travel on line 4 you will need a valid Tan ticket. Buy online on tan.fr, Mticket on the Tan app, or at a ticket vending machine in the station. Free on weekends.
    Free on weekends.
  • PROXITAN Service
    On demand transport service for people with reduced mobility. Special requests: Proxitan (+33) 2 51 81 78 78
    tan.fr / Allotan (+33) 2 40 444 444 / AppliTan

On foot – by bike

Walk from the station along the Saint-Félix canal.

Numerous bike stands near the Cité des Congrès. Motorbike parking spaces (triangle in front of the CIC Ouest) are available.

Use biclooPlus, the self-service bicycle stations nearby.

Use the secure bicycle racks inside the Cité des Congrès car park and on the South Station forecourt.

Where to park your car?


Share your car and carpool!
www.ouestgo.fr and take advantage of the Covoit’ Tan urban carpooling service on www.tan.fr

Car park

Park your car in a P+R and go to the Cité des Congrès with Busway line 4 or Chronobus line C3.

Park in a nearby car park: Cathédrale, Gare Château, Gare Sud 3 and 4, Cité des Congrès.