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Traveling from Rouen to Rennes by train

Looking to travel from Rouen to Rennes by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 42 minutes to travel from Rouen to Rennes by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 43 minutes though. You'll usually find 16 trains per day running along the 252 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Rennes, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Rouen to Rennes start from $27.34 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Rennes by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Rouen to Rennes by train

It takes an average of 4h 42m to travel from Rouen to Rennes by train, over a distance of around 157 miles (252 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Rouen to Rennes and tickets for this journey start from $27.34 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 43m
PriceFrom $27.34
Distance157 miles (252 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:19
Last train21:01
Departure stationRouen
Arrival stationRennes
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Rouen to Rennes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rouen to Rennes for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:42 11:25 3h 43m, 2 changes
08:17 13:09 4h 52m, 1 change
09:16 13:25 4h 9m, 1 change
10:01 14:25 4h 24m, 1 change
11:17 15:25 4h 8m, 1 change
12:01 16:13 4h 12m, 1 change
13:01 17:25 4h 24m, 1 change
14:01 18:09 4h 8m, 1 change
15:01 19:09 4h 8m, 1 change
15:17 19:25 4h 8m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Rouen to Rennes

The price of train tickets from Rouen to Rennes starts at $27.34 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 Rouen 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 Rouen to Rennes

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

The average journey time by train between Rouen and Rennes is 4 hours and 42 minutes, with around 16 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 Rouen and Rennes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rouen to Rennes is 3 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Rouen to Rennes cost?

Train tickets from Rouen to Rennes can start from as little as $27.34 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 Rouen to Rennes?

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

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

The first train from Rouen to Rennes leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rouen to Rennes leaves at 21:01. 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 Rouen and Rennes by train?

Trains travelling from Rouen to Rennes cover a distance of around 157 miles (252 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rennes to Rouen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rouen to Rennes for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 12/07/2022 for travel on 12/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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