Public transport


TAN is the main company responsible for the public transport network in Nantes and it's surroundings. This network includes travel by tramway and by bus. The transport services operate everyday - with the exception of the 1st of May, Christmas, and  demonstration days (protests) - from 04.15am until 00.30am the next day (on Saturdays until 02.30am).

To travel legally on public transport you need a ticket. Travellers can purchase tickets at the different tramstops designated ticket machines (possibility to pay with coins or bank card) or at the BDE for reduced prices (only for members). A ticket valid for 1 hour costs €1.60. Note: Tickets can be used across all of the TAN network. It is also possible to obtain a monthly or annual tram card from the TAN offices (situated at Commerce in the city centre); for more information visit the TAN website here.

TAN Network

You can download the TAN Network maps below

  • General map                                                              

Interestings Stops

  • Ecole Centrale/Audencia
  • Bourgeonnière: Super U supermarket, Pharmacy, Market every Tuesday afternoon
  • Orvault-Grand Val - End of line 2: E.LECLERC department store
  • Commerce: Centre of Nantes, all Tramlines meet here
  • Gare SNCF Nord - Line 1: Nantes main Train Station
  • Longchamp - Line 3: CAF
  • Tournaline - Line 1: Atlantis Shopping Center, with IKEA, DECATHLON, Intersport, and many more
  • Beaujoire - Line 1: Stade de la Beaujoire, Home of FC Nantes
  • Balinière - Line 3: OFII
  • Orvault-Morlière - Line 3: Auchan, department store
Download the detailed tourist map here

Published on July 9, 2018 Updated on July 10, 2018