France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transportation for Nantes, France
A busy airport, fast TGV trains direct to Paris, and an elaborate tramway network make it easy to go to and around Nantes.






The Aéroport Nantes Atlantique (NTE; formerly Aéroport Château Bougon), 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the city center in Bouguenais (map), serves flights to major cities and holiday destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean and the islands off the northwest coast of Africa, as well as to Montréal QC, Canada.


The Gare de Nantes SNCF, 650 meters (4/10 mile) east of the Château des Ducs de Bretagne (map) on Tramway Line 1, boasts direct TGV trains to and from Paris's Gare de Montparnasse, and Aérogare CDG 2 at Aéroport Charles de Gaulle making the trip in 2-1/4 to 3 hours. Other TGV destinations include Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Strasbourg.

SNCF Corail trains connect Nantes with Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Lyon, Quimper and Toulouse, and regional TER Pays de la Loire trains connect Nantes with other cities in Brittany, the Loire Valley and beyond.

Tram & Bus

Nantes Métropole (Greater Nantes) boasts an elaborate and useful tramway system operated by Semitan under the tan name. You'll find Tramway 1, which runs roughly east-west between François Mitterand/Jamay and Beaujoire/Ranzay, useful for travel between the Gare de Nantes SNCF and hotels and sights. Tickets may be bought from a machine at any tram stop. The 24-hour pass offers good value if you plan to spend the night in Nantes. More...

Hotels & Flats in Nantes

What to See & Do

About Nantes

Tourist Information

Brittany Region

Loire Valley

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 Tramway 1, Nantes, France
Tramway 1 is useful in Nantes.





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