Transportation in Nantes
Taxis wait near Place du Commerce and the main train station, or can be hailed in the street. They can also be booked by phone from a dozen companies. Fares are metered, and inexpensive, with supplements at night.
A network of comfortable modern buses serves the whole city, most routes connecting with the tram system.
Rent your car
Several motorways lead to Nantes, and as you approach you’ll see signs for the city centre, Coeur de Ville. There are car parks in the centre but if you’re just going for a daytrip, you can opt for one of the park-and-ride sites outside the city to avoid traffic and ease your route.
Single tickets, available on buses or at tram stops, must be machine-punched on first use, and are valid on the whole transport system for one hour. Bargain-priced Pass Nantes, from Nantes tourist offices or online, gives discounts around town plus free access to museums, attractions and all public transport.