Getting the train at St Pancras International couldn’t be simpler. Just arrive at least 40 minutes before departure to clear customs so you don’t have to rush.
On the way to Nantes , you’ll connect to a TGV train in either Lille or Paris.
In Lille it’s just a platform change, while in Paris you’ll need to go to Gare Montparnasse – about 45 minutes from Gare du Nord by Métro or taxi.
If you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier you’ll have a socket at your seat and we’ll serve a meal en route.
You’ll be in First Class on the TGV where there are sockets at every seat and an on board bar.
If you’re travelling in Standard you’ll find drinks, snacks and meals at Café Métropole on Eurostar, and at the TGV Bar.
From Paris, the second leg of the trip takes a little over two hours while from Lille it’s just under four.
You’ll arrive at Gare de Nantes in the heart of the city, where you’ll find taxis as well as local buses, coaches and trams.
If you’re planning to explore further afield, you’ll also find car hire desks at the station.
From its luxury shops and grand château, to a hammam in a biscuit factory and 40-foot mechanical elephant ride, Nantes is a quirky city that’s bursting with personality and charm.
When visiting Brittany you have to try crêpes.
Anything that can be wrapped in a pancake will be wrapped in a pancake – from scallops and saffron to ice cream and salted caramel.
Feb: La Folle Journée music festival
July-Aug: Le Voyage à Nantes art trail
Aug: Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre jazz festival
Nov: Festival des 3 Continents
Typically, the train journey from London to Nantes takes 5hrs 19mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time.
Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance.
Eurostar tickets from London to Nantes can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.
You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!
There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.
You should get to St Pancras International 40 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.
Between London and Nantes, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).
In addition to our trains from London to Nantes, we also offer tickets to Nantes from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London.
Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here.
Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.