Brittany

Traveling to Brittany from the UK

This page was updated on: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at: 10:12 am

Destination - Brittany

Traveling to Brittany from the UK is very convenient because of its proximity.

Brittany stretches from the mouth of the Loire to the Baie du Mont Saint-Michel along the English Channel.

The region has being inhabited since ancient times.

It is considered the core area of Western Europe megalithic culture.

It is renowned for its pleasant oceanic climate and spectacular landscapes, both on the littoral and inland.

It is therefore a prime holiday destination for British holidaymakers.

Traveling to Brittany from the UK by Air

Brest

The Aéroport Brest Bretagne is located 11km north-east of the city.

The airport shuttle is keyed to the flights' schedules, and links with the tram Line A at Porte de Guipavas, or the railway station outside the tram's operation hours.

The journey takes 10 minutes, and the ticket is valid for 1 hour on the Bibus network (shuttle, tram and bus).

Easy Jet operates to Brest from Londres Gatwick, Flybe from Southampton and Birmingham, and City Jet from London City.

Nantes

Nantes is located in Loire Atlantique department but is ideal when sojourning in Southern Brittany.

The Aéroport Nantes Atlantique is located 11km south of the city.

The airport shuttle (navette) links the airport to the city center and the train station every 20 minutes.

Aer Lingus operates to Nantes from Dublin, Flybe from Southampton and Manchester, Ryanair from Dublin, Easy Jet from London Gatwick and Liverpool, City Jet from London City, BMI Regional from Bristol, and Air France from London Gatwick.

Rennes

The Aéroport Rennes Saint-Jacques is located 12km south of the city.

The Bus 57 connects the airport to the city center in 20minutes; you'll find the bus stop 300m away from the terminal on Avenue Joseph Le Brix.

Flybe operates to Rennes from Southend London and Southampton.

Traveling to Brittany from the UK  by Ferry

Brittany Ferries operates from:
- Portsmouth to St Malo
- Plymouth to Roscoff
- Cork to Roscoff

Condor Ferries operates Catamaran services from Poole and Weymouth to Saint Malo via the Channel Islands.

Traveling to Brittany from the UK by Car

Here are the distances using motorways (with tolls) and/or dual-carriage ways from:

- Saint-Malo to Brest (234km), Nantes (179km), Rennes (70km)

- Roscoff to Brest (66km), Nantes (316km), Rennes (211km)

N.B. The speed limit on two-way roads changed on 1st JULY 2018.

Traveling to Brittany from the UK - Car Hire

Brest Bretagne: Avis Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt

Nantes Atlantique: Avis Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt

Rennes Saint-Jacques: Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt

Traveling to Brittany from the UK by Rail

Eurotunnel links Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes. Calais to Saint-Malo (514km)

Eurostar links London St Pancras to Paris - Gare du Nord in 2h20 or 2h30, with an average of 15 trains per weekday; gates close 40mn prior to departure.

Once in Paris you'll have to connect on a TGV (SNCF) from Gare Montparnasse (station) to your destination in Brittany.

Here's a list of seaside resorts and tourist sites to visit in Brittany

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