Getting Around the City

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Whether by metro, bus, bike or car, there are plenty of easy ways to get around the city of Rennes and make the most of your time here.

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The Metro and Bus System: The STAR network

The city of Rennes has a metro line and network of buses that will allow you to get around quickly.

The metro line ‘a’ allows you to cross the city in no time and makes a stop directly in front of Rennes 2 University at the station: Villejean-Université. Several buses also stop at the Villejean-Université station. Buses cover both the city and its neighboring areas. Night owls can take advantage of the two night bus lines, which run from Thursday evening to Sunday morning.

Metro and bus tickets can be purchased in any STAR ticket machine located throughout the city. Individual tickets cost 1.50 euros. Monthly subscriptions to the public transit system are available for purchase at the following stations: République or Villejean. Students under 26 will be eligible for a discounted rate.

More information can be found on the STAR website.

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Biking in the City: le Vélo Star

Biking in the city is easy with the STAR network Vélo STAR, a short-term bike rental service. Over 900 bikes are available at more than 80 drop-off/pick-up points throughout the city, on a 24 hour basis. The véloSTAR system proposes 2 systems to take advantage of these bikes, through an annual membership program or on a short-time use basis. More information (in English) is available here.

Don’t forget the first half-hour is free, perfect for small trips in the city.


The all-in-one service:

An all-in-one access card to transportation services offered in Rennes is available with a student mobility package. Discount rates apply for students from 18-27 years old. It includes metro and bus subscriptions to the STAR network, Vélo Star subscriptions, iDVROOM vouchers, OUIBUS and more, everything you’ll need to make the most out of student life in Rennes and its surroundings. More information is available on their website.