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Travelling from Rennes to St-Malo by train

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

On average, it takes around 54 minutes to travel from Rennes to St-Malo by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 42 minutes though. You'll usually find 20 trains per day running along the 41 miles (65 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to St-Malo. Trains on this route are usually operated by either TGV or SNCF. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Rennes to St-Malo start from €5.00 when you book in advance, so use 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 St-Malo by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Rennes to St-Malo by train

It takes an average of 54m to travel from Rennes to St-Malo by train, over a distance of around 41 miles (65 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Rennes to St-Malo and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 42m
PriceFrom €5
Distance41 miles (65 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train06:35
Last train21:35
Departure stationRennes
Arrival stationSt-Malo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus

Rennes to St-Malo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rennes to St-Malo for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:35 11:30 55m, direct
11:29 12:11 42m, direct
11:35 12:35 1h 0m, direct
12:35 13:30 55m, direct
13:35 14:30 55m, direct
15:04 15:59 55m, direct
15:35 16:30 55m, direct
16:04 17:05 1h 1m, direct
16:35 17:30 55m, direct
17:04 18:05 1h 1m, direct

TGV, TER and SNCF trains from Rennes to St-Malo

You can travel from Rennes to St-Malo 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 Rennes to St-Malo

The price of train tickets from Rennes to St-Malo starts at €5 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 Rennes to St-Malo 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 Rennes to St-Malo? 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 Rennes to St-Malo take?

The average journey time by train between Rennes and St-Malo is 54 minutes, with around 20 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 Rennes and St-Malo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rennes to St-Malo is 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Rennes to St-Malo cost?

Train ticket prices from Rennes to St-Malo can start from as little as €5 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 Rennes to St-Malo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rennes to St-Malo without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Rennes to St-Malo each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Rennes to St-Malo leave?

The first train from Rennes to St-Malo leaves at 06:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rennes to St-Malo leave?

The last train from Rennes to St-Malo leaves at 21:35. 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 Rennes and St-Malo by train?

Trains travelling from Rennes to St-Malo cover a distance of around 41 miles (65 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from St-Malo to Rennes. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rennes to St-Malo.
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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rennes to St-Malo for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 10/02/2021 for travel on 10/02/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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