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The train from Strasbourg to Rennes usually takes 5 hours 41 minutes on average to travel 697 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 4 hours 6 minutes. You can expect to find 17 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Rennes, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with TGV or SNCF to get to Rennes – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Strasbourg to Rennes in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $35.00.
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.
|Journey time||From 4h 6m|
|Distance||433 miles (697 km)|
|Frequency||17 trains per day|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus|
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.
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).
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 Strasbourg to Rennes by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Strasbourg and Rennes is 5 hours and 41 minutes, with around 17 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Strasbourg to Rennes is 4 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from Strasbourg to Rennes can start from as little as $35 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Strasbourg to Rennes without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Strasbourg to Rennes each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Strasbourg to Rennes leaves at 05:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Strasbourg to Rennes leaves at 22:07. 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.
Trains travelling from Strasbourg to Rennes cover a distance of around 433 miles (697 km) during the journey.