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About the train journey from Madrid to Rennes

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The train from Madrid to Rennes usually takes 21 hours 14 minutes on average to travel 870 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 16 hours 11 minutes. You can expect to find 7 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Madrid and Rennes, you'll need to make 4 changes on your way to Rennes.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Madrid to Rennes in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $103.89.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Rennes, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Madrid to Rennes by train

It takes an average of 21h 14m to travel from Madrid to Rennes by train, over a distance of around 540 miles (870 km). There are normally 7 trains per day traveling from Madrid to Rennes and tickets for this journey start from $103.89 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

16h 11m


870 miles (540 km)


7 trains per day


4 changes


From $103.89

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Madrid to Rennes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Rennes for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:00 22:11 16h 11m, 4 changes
07:00 07:16 24h 16m, 5 changes
11:30 09:04 21h 34m, 6 changes
11:30 09:25 21h 55m, 5 changes
12:00 09:04 21h 4m, 7 changes
12:00 09:25 21h 25m, 6 changes
20:10 18:25 22h 15m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Rennes

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Rennes starts at $103.89 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to Rennes

Want to know more about your journey from Madrid 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 Madrid to Rennes take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Rennes is 21 hours and 14 minutes, with around 7 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 Madrid and Rennes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Rennes is 16 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Rennes cost?

Train tickets from Madrid to Rennes can start from as little as $103.89 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 Madrid to Rennes?

No, there are no direct train services from Madrid to Rennes. Travelling from Madrid to Rennes by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

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

The first train from Madrid to Rennes leaves at 07:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Rennes leaves at 21:10. 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 Madrid and Rennes by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Rennes cover a distance of around 540 miles (870 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rennes to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Rennes for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. 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 10/14/2022 for travel on 10/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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