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Rennes, the gateway to Brittany

About France

Getting there You can get to Rennes from Lyon, Marseille and Montpellier. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 02:07 HK$175
From Paris Cdg Airport 02:58 HK$175
From Avignon 05:33 HK$307
From Lyon 04:19 HK$219
From Marseille 06:03 HK$307
From Montpellier 06:30 HK$324
From Lille 03:55 HK$219
From Aix En Provence Tgv 06:02 HK$447
From Strasbourg 05:30 HK$508
From Pontorson 00:47 HK$114
From St Lo 02:00 HK$237
From Massy 02:06 HK$175
From Rosporden 02:00 HK$237
From Quimper 02:05 HK$254
From Brest 01:58 HK$254
From Landerneau 01:54 HK$237
From Angers 01:57 HK$298
From Quimperle 01:45 HK$219
From Coutances 01:38 HK$202
From Caen 02:51 HK$316
From Tgv Haute Picardie 03:34 HK$535
From Valence 04:59 HK$675
From Nimes 06:02 HK$736
From Champagne-ardenne 03:31 HK$675
From Tours 03:05 HK$324
From Bayeux 02:34 HK$280
From Marne La Vallee 02:44 HK$175
From Morlaix 01:34 HK$210
From Lison 02:14 HK$263
From Hennebont 01:31 HK$237
From Laval 00:35 HK$88
From Redon 00:33 HK$96
From Besle 00:36 HK$88
From Lamballe 00:36 HK$96
From Masserac 00:43 HK$96
From Dol 00:30 HK$79
From Caulnes 00:28 HK$79
From Montreuil Sur Ill 00:16 HK$79
From Montfort Sur Meu 00:12 HK$79
From Messac Guipry 00:19 HK$79
From Vitre 00:19 HK$79
From Combourg 00:21 HK$79
From St Brieuc 00:44 HK$131
From Saint-malo 00:46 HK$96
From Mont St Michel 01:15 HK$105
From Nantes 01:14 HK$210
From Le Mans 01:16 HK$158
From Plouaret 01:19 HK$184
From Lorient 01:30 HK$202
From Auray 01:13 HK$175
From Chateaubriant 01:09 HK$96
From St Gildas Des Boi 00:53 HK$131
From Questembert 00:49 HK$149
From Vannes 01:00 HK$149
From Guingamp 01:03 HK$158
From Avranches 01:04 HK$149
From Bruz 00:07 HK$79

Getting around From Rennes, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Bruz 00:13 HK$79
To Montfort Sur Meu 00:19 HK$79
To Combourg 00:29 HK$79
To Vitre 00:35 HK$79
To Messac Guipry 00:38 HK$79
To Caulnes 00:38 HK$79
To Dol 00:43 HK$79
To Besle 00:48 HK$88
To Masserac 00:53 HK$96
To Laval 01:00 HK$88
To Redon 01:02 HK$96
To Lamballe 01:04 HK$105
To St Gildas Des Boi 01:05 HK$131
To Mont St Michel 01:15 HK$105
To Massy 02:25 HK$175
To Lorient 02:56 HK$193
To Marne La Vallee 03:00 HK$175
To Pontorson 03:08 HK$114
To Saint-malo 03:16 HK$96
To Chateaubriant 03:16 HK$96
To Auray 03:28 HK$158
To Angers 03:29 HK$219
To Avranches 03:30 HK$149
To Questembert 03:30 HK$123
To Vannes 03:35 HK$140
To Hennebont 03:36 HK$202
To St Brieuc 03:40 HK$123
To Morlaix 03:41 HK$202
To Paris Cdg Airport 03:48 HK$175
To Le Mans 03:48 HK$158
To Guingamp 03:51 HK$149
To Nantes 04:02 HK$167
To Coutances 04:03 HK$202
To Plouaret 04:13 HK$175
To Quimperle 04:21 HK$210
To Brest 04:22 HK$245
To Paris 04:26 HK$175
To Rosporden 04:37 HK$237
To Lison 04:48 HK$263
To Quimper 04:51 HK$245
To Bayeux 05:03 HK$280
To Lille 05:12 HK$219
To Caen 05:22 HK$272
To Champagne-ardenne 05:36 HK$438
To Louvigny 06:23 HK$736
To Valence 06:33 HK$675
To Tours 06:41 HK$237
To Lyon 06:43 HK$473
To Strasbourg 07:22 HK$535
To Aix En Provence Tgv 07:33 HK$806
To Marseille 07:48 HK$324
To Nimes 07:52 HK$885
To Avignon 08:14 HK$324
To Montpellier 08:20 HK$719

While you're there

Rennes is the capital of Brittany region in France. The city of Rennes can be reached by the high speed TGV from Paris in 2 short hours. Rennes is the perfect base to visit other towns of Brittany, namely the Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo. The city of Rennes is a dynamic city with over 50,000 students. The city has a rich architectural heritage, convivial restaurants and quality shops. When in Rennes, check street posters to track down a fest-noz – a time-honoured ball where generations meet to dance to traditional music and to drink and snack on authentic French delicacies. Take a night out to enjoy one of these rather than a nightclub and you’ll experience the real Rennes.

In the historic centre, explore the narrow, winding streets. You’ll discover colourful half-timbered houses dating back to the 15th century, the Cathedral Saint-Pierre and the city’s defensive heritage. In Place des Lices, is held the second largest food market in France every Saturday. Other notable landmarksin Rennes are: the two royal squares, the City Hall designed by Gabriel, the architect of Louis XV, the Parliament of Brittany, the Champs Libres Centre designed by Christian de Portzamparc, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Jardin du Thabor considered as one of the most beautiful French gardens, and the Saint-Georges swimming pool with mosaics designed by Odorico.

In Rennes you are most likely to have a taste of local specialities such as galettes and crêpes, pâtés, parlementins (pastries) and cider. If you are an amateur of fine cuisine, don’t miss the Festival Gourmand.

Rennes has plenty of markets to keep your roving eye occupied. Every Saturday the central food market in the Place des Lices near the Medieval Quarter sells huge varieties of French specialties. For good value clothes, games and make-up visit the Galleries Lafayette Mall. Between Place Sainte Anne and Place de la Mairie, there are numerous pedestrian street, ideal to shop.

Office de tourisme de Rennes
11, rue Saint-Yves, 35064 RENNES CEDEX
Tel: +33 (0)2 99 67 11 11

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Rennes can be found.

Rennes railway station(s)

Rennes Train Station

Rennes Train Station

Address: 19, Place de la gare BP 90527 35005 Rennes cedex

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:45am
Saturday: 5am to 12:45am
Sunday: 6am to 12:45am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons, Business lounges & Waiting rooms, Disabled facilities, Currency Exchange, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Fast and reliable"    
    It was comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed the scenery that you would not enjoy on the train. It was also on time. We could not have asked for more. I will travel by train in and around France.  
  • "Train from Rennes to CDG "    
    I booked in advance and managed to obtain return first class tickets at a good price. The journeys were fast, smooth, warm, quiet and comfortable. I look forward to many more train journeys in the future.  
  • "Paris to Rennes"    
    A very comfortable and efficient journey both going to Rennes and returning to Paris.  
  • "first class seats are better "    
    First class seats are better.. opt for that ! Online system is easy to use,pay, collect n off u go..  
  • "Paris to Renne Trip"    
    I rate our train trip from Paris to Rennes excellent! The experience was wonderful, the seats comfortable and the breakfast very good.  
  • "TGV"    
    This an excellent fast  
  • "An enjoyable trip"    
    I enjoyed my trip on the TGV from Montparnasse to St Malo because I was able to relax, read my book and eat lunch, so there was no stress involved. The only thing I did have a bit of difficulty with was the ticket printer at the railway station in Montparnasse. I followed all the steps but the machine only printed my return ticket, not the ticket I needed that day! Luckily, however, the ticketing clerk in the office was able to find my booking and print my ticket for me, so all turned out well.  
  • "booking N problems"    
    Main problem was that with the booking reference Number of your email I couldn't print any of the SNCF  
  • "Travelling in France"    
    This was my first time travelling by train in France. At first it was a bit confusing for me, but that was due to the language barrier. I quickly got the hang of how the system works. It is very convenient and we travelled first class which is exactly as I expected it to be. Using the TGV was a great experience and I will recommend this mode of transport to all travellers. Elfride Kotze  
  • "Paris - Rennes "    
    I enjoyed my travel trip to Rennes via TGV. But there was a 20 min. late when we want to take the train back to PAris. I hope it will be more punctuality next time.  
  • "Comfortable"    
    Soon and comfortable.  
  • "TGV Paris - Rennes"    
  • "No train on Sunday "    
    I could not take a train that would get me to the airport on time for a flight back to the USA. I was flying on a Sunday so I understand that it may be a low travel day.  
  • "Wonderful experitnce"    
    We went to Marseille from Paris by TGV train. We enjoyed the experience on the train.  
  • "As my expectation"    
    Comfortable, fast, and convenient. If the price is cheaper would be much better.  
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