Numerous high-speed trains linking Paris, Lille and Lyon to the major towns in the Loire region.
- TGV Paris - Angers : 1h30
- TGV Paris - Nantes : 2h
- TGV Paris –Saint-Nazaire : 2h40
By the T.G.V. Atlantique
- Paris - Aéroport de Roissy → Tours /Saint Pierre des Corps : 1 h 30
- Paris - Aéroport de Roissy →Tours Centre : 1 h 40
- Paris – Montparnasse → Tours / Saint Pierre des Corps : 0 h 55
- Paris – Montparnasse → Tours Centre : 1 h 05
Trains " Corail "
- Paris – Austerlitz → Orléans : 1 h 00
- Paris – Austerlitz → Blois :1 h 35
- Paris – Austerlitz → Tours : 2 h 15
Madrid → Blois → Orléans- les-Aubrais : all night
Barcelone → Orléans- les-Aubrais : all night
TER local train network:
All along the route you will find towns connected by the TER regional train network. For example:
Orléans, Blois, Tours, Saumur, Angers, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire….
You can even bring your bike on the train:
No need to book a place. On the train timetables, all trains followed by the logo will have bicycle storage facilities, but space may be limited.
To see all stops and timetables, visit: http://www.ter-sncf.com
Crossing the bridge between Saint-Brevin-les-Pins and Saint-Nazaire
It is not advised to cross the Saint-Nazaire bridge by bike. Two options for the junction between Saint-Brevin-Les-Pins and Saint-Nazaire (or vice versa):
Bus shuttle and bike: LILA bus shuttle N° 17
- By reservation only at least the day before the trip: +33 (0)2 40 21 50 87
(Opening hours of the booking service: Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm and Friday from 9 am to 12 am. For a reservation on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, call before 12 am on Friday, before the date of your trip).
- Number of spaces for standard bicycles: 8 maximum
- Only folding trailers are accepted by the shuttle.
- Bicycles remain the responsibility of the owner and will be secured by their care
- To check timetables: http://sedeplacer.loire-atlantique.fr/lila-ligne-17
Taxis and Bike
Taxis from Saint-Brevin and Saint Nazaire, are equipped with racks for standard bikes
Each taxi can carry 4 people and maximum 4 bikes.
Any request for the transport of specific equipments (tandem trailers ...) must be reported when calling
Taxis Saint-Brevin : +33 (0)2 40 27 23 07
Taxis Saint-Nazaire : +33 (0)2 40 66 02 62
TRAIN VELO LOIRE : "La Loire à Vélo" from train station to train station
This summer you have the chance to take your bike right with you in our Interloire-trains! This service is free. Booking in advance is not required.
*valid from mid-June until mid-September between Orléans and Le Croisic.
Discover one of France’s most beautiful landscapes and enjoy “La Loire à Vélo” to the greatest possible extent and in complete calmness thanks to the unique offer of Interloire-train during summer!
What it’s all about?
Between Orléans and Le Croisic, the Centre and Pays de la Loire Regions we propose you a service of specially equipped cars on Interloire-trains** in order to transport your bike safe and effortlessly.
How does it work?
On the day of the trip, go to the nearest train station equipped with your ticket. There an employee of the SNCF will be waiting on the train to load, stow and unload your bike at the desired destination onto the Loire à Vélo itinerary.
As this service is free, booking is not required.
Now, all you have to do is jump on your bike and start the 800km long cycle route which will lead you along the longest/last wild river of Europe that has been untouched, La Loire. You will be passing an amazing and fascinating natural landscape stretching as far as the eye can see – the Loire Valley.
A free-of-charge service specially designed for your bikes on the Interloire-trains (loading and unloading of the cycle cars within the number of places available).