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How to get to Nantes and to Centrale Nantes?

Published on June 10, 2008 Updated on March 29, 2017
HOW TO GET TO NANTES?

You can travel directly by plane via the international airport Nantes Atlantique.

If you land at Paris-Charles de Gaulle or at Orly airports, there is a direct TGV (high-speed train) to Nantes. You can book your train ticket on http://en.voyages-sncf.com/en/

If you are an international student, please do not forget to inform the International Office of the date, time and place of arrival in Nantes. 

HOW TO GET TO CENTRALE NANTES? 

From the train station

From the north exit of the station, take the tram line 1, direction F. Mittérand. Get off at the stop Commerce. To get to Centrale Nantes, take tram Line 2, direction Orvault Grand-Val, and get off at the stop Ecole Centrale/Audencia. Centrale Nantes is close to the tram stop. One ticket costs €1,50. It is valid for one hour after you stamp it and can also be used on the regular bus and trams. 

Most of the university residences are located two tram stops after Ecole Centrale/Audencia.


From the airport

Nantes Atlantique international airport is situated about 10 km southwest of Nantes. There is a Tan air bus which will take you downtown (either to the train station or to Place du commerce).

From the north exit of the station, take the tram line 1, direction F. Mittérand. Get off at the stop Commerce. To get to Centrale Nantes, take tram Line 2, direction Orvault Grand-Val, and get off at the stop Ecole Centrale/Audencia. Centrale Nantes is close to the tram stop. One ticket costs €1,50. It is valid for one hour after you stamp it and can also be used on the regular bus and trams. 

A taxi from the airport (the easiest option), will cost about €50.


Published on June 10, 2008 Updated on March 29, 2017