ISRS 2021 venue: La Cité des Congres de Nantes
5 Rue de Valmy / BP 24102 / 44041 Nantes / France


Located in the city center, across the TGV train station and just 20 min away from the airport, La Cité is very easy to reach.

Methods of Traveling to Nantes

By Airline

The Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) is located 11 km from the city center of Nantes and is the third largest airport in western France. Direct flights from many major European hubs are possible. Global travelers can expect to fly into Paris, London, Amsterdam or Madrid before connecting to NTE.

Then by airport shuttle

  • The shuttle is the least expensive way (€8.50) to get to the centre of Nantes. Every day, the airport shuttle bus runs between the city centre of Nantes (Place du Commerce or Lieu Unique) and Nantes Atlantique Airport.

  • The shuttle runs every 20 minutes from Monday to Saturday, from 5:30 am to 11 pm, and every 30 minutes on Sundays and public holidays, from 6:15 am to 11 pm.

  • The shuttle takes just 20 minutes to get from the airport to the train station. It connects to the 3 tram lines, line 4 of the Busway and the C2 Chronobus.

  • The shuttle pick-up and drop-off is located in front of Hall 1 of the airport.

  • Ticket sales: on the Tan app, online at, ticket distributors at certain stations, on board from the shuttle driver (cash or credit card) and at the Relay store in Hall 2 of the airport.

  • Look up the schedules on the airport website

  • You can buy online your tickets and get the schedule on

 Or then by taxi

  • The taxi stand is just outside Hall 3 of the terminal building, as soon as you exit the building. Numerous taxis serve the airport and the entire Nantes area.

  • For information and reservations, contact +33 (0)2 40 69 22 22

  • Approximate fare from the Airport to the City Centre: €30 to €35

By Train

The Nantes train station is located 5 minutes from the city center and La Cité des Congres de Nantes.

High-speed train "TGV" services connect Nantes from the following cities: 

  • 2 hours from Paris

  • 3 hours from Paris-CDG airport

Once you are in Nantes, there are the following methods of intra-city transport:

  • Busway: line 4 – “Cité Internationale des Congrès” stop.

  • A 420-space multi-story car park at La Cité, plus 2,000 spaces in nearby carparks

  • Self-service Bicloo bikes and Marguerite cars stations in front of La Cité.

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Download a regional and city transportation guide to accessing La Cité (PDF file).

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