Getting to Centrale Nantes

Getting to Nantes

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

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

Getting to Centrale Nantes

From the train station
From the north exit of the station, take the tram line 1, towards F. Mitterand. Get off at the Commerce stop. To get to Centrale Nantes, take tram Line 2, towards Orvault Grand-Val, and get off at the Ecole Centrale/Audencia stop. Centrale Nantes is right next to the tram stop. One ticket costs €1.90. 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 shuttle bus (navette aéroport) which for €9 will take you downtown, either to the train station or to Place du Commerce. From here you can take tram line 2 as above.
A taxi from the airport - the easiest option - will cost about €50. You can take a taxi from the rank in front of the airport or book ahead.

The campus is accessible by car, with parking facilities available.
The campus is equipped with covered bicycle shelters at several points and is easily accessible by bike.

Centrale Nantes Reception
The reception desk is located on the ground floor of building A. The school is open to the public from 7.50 AM to 6.15 PM Monday to Friday during term time. Parking is available on campus - see the campus map below.

GPS coordinates

Latitude : 47.2485
Longitude : -1.549525
Published on April 4, 2018 Updated on March 11, 2024