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Getting around, coming to your campus

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In Nantes, the University is organized into four major campuses along the Erdre River, crossing the city from north to south as far as the ‘Ile de Nantes’ on the Loire River.
The campuses are located in wooded areas and most are well served by public transportation. In Saint-Nazaire, the western part of the campus overlooks the Loire estuary and the Atlantic Ocean, while the La Roche-sur-Yon campus is located in a landscaped park.


Tan, the public transport network for the Nantes metropolitan area; Tan includes buses, trams, an airport shuttle, the Navibus (ferry) and Busway (bus rapid transit) lines.
Avoid waiting in the queue at the start of the school year—Tan lets you sign up online with special rates for users under 18 or under 26, and for users 26 and older.
Bicloo, a self-service bicycle system in the Nantes metropolitan area.
Vélocampus, a service that lends bikes to students.
Marguerite, a self-service car rental system in Nantes.
Ouestgo, a free carpooling service.
Géovélo, a navigation app for cyclists. Plan safe, commuter, fast and sightseeing routes.
• You can also download two complementary apps to get tram and bus time tables in real time: Nantes dans ma poche and Taka -

There are sliding-scale fares in the Nantes metropolitan area for low-income students.

In Loire-Atlantique
Aléop, the Loire-Atlantique transport network includes 45 regular bus and train lines serving municipalities in the Loire-Atlantique department.

In Pays de la Loire
Destineo, lets you plan your trip in Pays de la Loire in one click.
Aléop, the region’s railway network.

At the Nantes Université
• All campuses offer spaces for bike parking.
• Campus maps provide details on parking areas
• Get further information about transport


Stran, Saint-Nazaire’s public transport network.
VélYcéo, a public bicycle system created by CARENE and operated by Stran. Students can rent a bicycle or an e-bike for an afternoon or annually—and at special rates.

La Roche-sur-Yon

Impulsyon, La Roche-sur-Yon’s public transport network.
La Maison du Vélo, offers a bike rental service.
Mobilisy, a mobile app for real-time traffic updates and routes in La Roche-sur-Yon.

Mis à jour le 22 September 2023.