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Travel Information to Lyon from Nantes

distanceDistance320 miles (516 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$25 - $60
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€22) • 9 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $60 (€52) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or SNCF Intercités

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 320 miles (516 km) from Nantes to Lyon. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or SNCF Intercités among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Nantes to Lyon.

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from Nantes to Lyon

How to get from Nantes to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Nantes to Lyon is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
11:55PM12h05
Nantes, Route de Paris
12:00PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$551One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
11:55PM12h05
Nantes, Route de Paris
12:00PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$551One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
easyJet
10:35PM1h10
Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)
11:45PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$1431One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | TGV INOUI
04:50AM4h40
Nantes station
09:30AMLyon Part Dieu
$1111One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:44PM4h46
Nantes station
05:30PMLyon Part Dieu
$1541One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV INOUI
05:04PM4h26
Nantes station
09:30PMLyon Part Dieu
$1901One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:25AM12h20
Nantes, Route de Paris
10:45PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$611One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:30AM10h05
Nantes, Route de Paris
06:35PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$751One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:00AM10h00
Nantes, Route de Paris
08:00PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$781One-way
0 transfers
Air France Hop
06:15PM1h15
Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)
07:30PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$4561One-way
0 transfers
Air France
06:05AM5h00
Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)
11:05AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$5851One-way
1 transfer
Air France
06:05AM3h25
Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)
09:30AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$5851One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel from Nantes to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France and easyJet. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a travel company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

      FAQs: Travel from Nantes to Lyon

      FAQs: Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Nantes to Lyon.
      FAQs

      You can get between Nantes and Lyon 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel between Nantes and Lyon is a bus with an average price of $25 (€22).

      This is compared to other travel options from Nantes to Lyon:

      A bus is $35 (€30) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Nantes to Lyon costing on average $60 (€52).

      A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Nantes to Lyon costing on average $27 (€24).

      The quickest way to travel to Lyon from Nantes is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes 9 h 10 min on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 4 h 8 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 320 miles (516 km) between Nantes and Lyon.

      The average frequency per day from Nantes to Lyon is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 5 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Nantes to Lyon as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Nantes to Lyon:

      • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Nantes to Lyon depart from Nantes, Route de Paris to Lyon, Perrache Bus Station.
      • Most travelers board their plane from Nantes Atlantique Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
      • Most travelers take a train from Nantes station to Lyon Part Dieu.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Nantes to Lyon:

      • You can go to Lyon from Nantes by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or BlaBlaCar. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $25 (€22) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Nantes to Lyon on Omio.
      • You can go to Lyon from Nantes by plane with easyJet, Volotea or Air France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $60 (€52) with Volotea from Nantes to Lyon on Omio.
      • You can take a train from Nantes to Lyon with SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF (3). Cheap tickets can be found for $27 (€24) with SNCF Intercités from Nantes to Lyon.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Nantes to Lyon with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus.
      • You'll find 5 direct trains a day to Lyon with TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF (3).

      Direct services to Lyon tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Looking to extend your trip from Nantes to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Nantes to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Geneva or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Geneva or London from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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