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Public transport

You can easily come to Saint-Nazaire by car, train or plane (via the Nantes Atlantique airport). Once you are here, it is easy to get around thanks to the buses of the local transport company STRAN which take you all over town. Coaches and regional trains link Saint-Nazaire to neighbouring towns.

 

Public transport options

The local STRAN buses make it easy to get around town. HélYce is the most interesting bus line for visitors, taking you to the main sights. It runs through the whole city and operates a frequent service. During the summer, the bus line U3 takes you to some of Saint-Nazaire’s greatest beaches. Information from Boutique STRAN, 6 place Pierre Sémard, Saint-Nazaire (just outside the railway station) or on the STRAN website.

The regional authority runs a coach service called Aléop which links Saint-Nazaire to many towns in the surroundings. Click here to find maps and schedules.

Between Saint-Nazaire and Nantes, but also from Saint-Nazaire to Le Croisic, the easiest way to travel is by rail with the Métrocéane day ticket which gives you access to regional trains (TER), to Saint-Nazaire’s buses (STRAN) and the public transport in Nantes (TAN, buses and trams). Also see the TER Pays de la Loire website.

How about sharing the journey? The urban district La CARENE and the department launched a car sharing website. A practical and economical way to move around and to reduce the number of cars on the roads.