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Take the train from Barcelona to Rennes in 9 hours 15 minutes

If you want to travel from Barcelona to Rennes by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Barcelona to Rennes by train to take around 16 hours 35 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 9 hours 15 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 5 trains per day running on this route, which spans 501 miles (807 km). You’ll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Rennes.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Barcelona to Rennes start from €48.00 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Barcelona to Rennes by train

It takes an average of 16h 35m to travel from Barcelona to Rennes by train, over a distance of around 501 miles (807 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Rennes and tickets for this journey start from €48 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 15m
PriceFrom €48
Distance501 miles (807 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train09:10
Last train16:36
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationRennes
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Barcelona to Rennes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Rennes for Mittwoch 18. Mai 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
09:10 Barcelona Sants18:25 RennesTGV 9708 SNCF 9h 15m, 1 change
11:16 Barcelona Sants08:25 RennesRE 15831 Renfe 21h 9m, 3 changes
16:36 Barcelona Sants09:25 Rennesave 9724 SNCF 16h 49m, 3 changes
16:36 Barcelona Sants10:25 Rennesave 9724 SNCF 17h 49m, 3 changes
16:36 Barcelona Sants10:30 Rennesave 9724 SNCF 17h 54m, 2 changes
09:10 Barcelona Sants18:25 RennesTGV 9708 SNCF 9h 15m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Rennes

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Rennes starts at €48 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 Barcelona 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Rennes is 16 hours and 35 minutes, with around 5 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 Barcelona and Rennes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Rennes is 9 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Rennes cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to Rennes can start from as little as €48 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Rennes?

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

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

The first train from Barcelona to Rennes leaves at 09:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Barcelona to Rennes leaves at 16:36. 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 Barcelona and Rennes by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Rennes cover a distance of around 501 miles (807 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rennes to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Rennes for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2022. 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 02/21/2022 for travel on 02/21/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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