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Brest to Rennes by train

It takes an average of 2h 10m to travel from Brest to Rennes by train, over a distance of around 130 miles (210 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Brest to Rennes and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 59m
Price€5 - €271.20
Distance130 miles (210 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationBrest
Arrival stationRennes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, SNCF, BlaBlaBus

Brest to Rennes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brest to Rennes for Wednesday 28th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:25 Brest13:25 RennesTGV INOUI 8620 SNCF Get tickets2h 00m, direct
13:08 Brest15:25 RennesTER 55830 SNCF Get tickets2h 17m, direct
14:13 Brest16:31 RennesTGV INOUI 8630 SNCF Get tickets2h 18m, direct
16:19 Brest18:29 RennesTGV INOUI 8634 SNCF Get tickets2h 10m, direct
17:26 Brest19:25 RennesTGV INOUI 8642 SNCF Get tickets1h 59m, direct
18:06 Brest20:26 RennesTER 55866 SNCF Get tickets2h 20m, direct
19:18 Brest21:25 RennesTGV INOUI 8646 SNCF Get tickets2h 07m, direct
20:09 Brest22:26 RennesTER 55886 SNCF Get tickets2h 17m, direct
05:16 Brest07:25 RennesTGV INOUI 8602 SNCF Get tickets2h 09m, direct
05:37 Brest07:57 RennesTER 55806 SNCF Get tickets2h 20m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Brest to Rennes

You can travel from Brest to Rennes on TGV, 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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 Brest to Rennes

Train tickets from Brest to Rennes start at €5 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €34.63.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price34.16
on the day
avg. single price34.63

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 Brest 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Brest 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 Brest to Rennes take?

The average journey time by train between Brest and Rennes is 2 hours and 10 minutes, with around 13 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 Brest and Rennes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brest to Rennes is 1 hour and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Brest to Rennes cost?

Train tickets from Brest to Rennes can start from as little as €5 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 Brest to Rennes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brest to Rennes without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Brest to Rennes. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Brest to Rennes leaves at 05:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brest to Rennes leaves at 20:09. 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 Brest and Rennes by train?

Trains travelling from Brest to Rennes cover a distance of around 130 miles (210 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rennes to Brest. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brest to Rennes.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brest to Rennes for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/10/2020. 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 19/10/2020 for travel on 05/12/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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