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Train from London to Nantes

Market day in Nantes
Photo © OTNM / G Arnaud


Route: London to Nantes via Paris
Journey time: from 5 hours 12 minutes

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Paris

Sample itinerary: Take the 0855 from London to Paris, where you'll have time to grab lunch en route to Gare de Montparnasse for the 1400 service to Nantes, arriving at 1612.
Price: From £109 return
Leg 1:

London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris. Don't forget check-in time for Eurostar is at least 30 mins before departure.

First train departs 0540 (Mon-Fri), 0618 (Sat), 0819 (Sun).

Last train departs 2001 (Mon-Sat), 2031 (Sun).

Frequency of service: 18 trains Mon-Thur, 20 trains Friday, 22 on Saturday, 17 on Sunday.


Journey time: From 2 hrs 16 mins

Cross the centre of Paris by metro from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse. From the Eurostar platform, turn left, walk down the stairs and follow the signs for Metro line M4 to Montparnasse Bienvenue (which is signposted 'direction Porte d'Orléans'). It's 14 stops from Gare de Nord to Montparnasse and takes 25-35 minutes, but we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer time.

Short hop

Transfer time: Allow 50 mins
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord
Book a hotel near Gare Montparnasse
Leg 2: Paris Montparnasse to Nantes

First train departs Paris at 0630 weekdays, 0730 Saturday and 0900 Sunday. The last train of the day departs Paris at 2200.
Frequency of service: Up to 19 trains a day.


Journey time: From 1 hour 59 minutes
Destination Bienvenue à Nantes
Book a hotel near Nantes Train Station

Your route to Nantes

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.


Through-fare tickets

>> You can now buy a 'through-fare' ticket from over 300 UK rail stations to London that connect with Eurostar departures to Europe. These tickets cut the cost of the journey from your local station to London when used in conjunction with a Eurostar ticket. See: Through-fare tickets connecting with Eurostar

Changing Stations

The key to travelling by train to Europe is to plan the most convenient connections. Here's our guide to how to change stations within the key hub cities of Paris, Brussels and Lille for onward connections to the rest of Europe.

>> How to Change Train Stations in Paris, Brussels and Lille

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