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Travel from Calais to Rennes by train in 4 hours 15 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Calais to Rennes by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Calais to Rennes by train is 6 hours 3 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 15 minutes. You'll usually find 11 trains per day traveling the 406 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct services to Rennes. You're likely to be traveling with TGV, SNCF or OUIGO to Rennes. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Calais to Rennes in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $44.26. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Calais to Rennes by train

It takes an average of 6h 3m to travel from Calais to Rennes by train, over a distance of around 252 miles (406 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Calais to Rennes and tickets for this journey start from $44.26 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 15m
PriceFrom $44.26
Distance252 miles (406 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
First train04:20
Last train20:28
Departure stationCalais
Arrival stationRennes
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Calais to Rennes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Calais to Rennes for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
03:20 09:25 6h 5m, 2 changes
06:04 10:19 4h 15m, 1 change
09:09 13:25 4h 16m, 1 change
11:30 17:25 5h 55m, 1 change
13:31 19:10 5h 39m, 2 changes
13:38 19:25 5h 47m, 1 change
14:18 20:25 6h 7m, 2 changes
14:47 20:29 5h 42m, 2 changes
16:15 22:11 5h 56m, 1 change
17:06 22:11 5h 5m, 2 changes

TGV, OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains from Calais to Rennes

You can travel from Calais to Rennes on TGV, OUIGO, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Calais to Rennes

The price of train tickets from Calais to Rennes starts at $44.26 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Calais to Rennes by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Calais to Rennes

Want to know more about your journey from Calais to Rennes? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Calais to Rennes take?

The average journey time by train between Calais and Rennes is 6 hours and 3 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Calais and Rennes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Calais to Rennes is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Calais to Rennes cost?

Train tickets from Calais to Rennes can start from as little as $44.26 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Calais to Rennes?

No, there are no direct train services from Calais to Rennes. Travelling from Calais to Rennes by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Calais to Rennes leave?

The first train from Calais to Rennes leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Calais to Rennes leave?

The last train from Calais to Rennes leaves at 20:28. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Calais and Rennes by train?

Trains travelling from Calais to Rennes cover a distance of around 252 miles (406 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rennes to Calais.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Calais to Rennes for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/22/2022 for travel on 09/22/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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