A Choice of Transportation at Your Fingertips
Rennes is also just an hour flight from Paris, and the city’s airport offers several flights to other major French and European cities each day. The Ouigo now also offers a low-cost daily bus service that runs from the French capital to Rennes.
If you’re looking to get to Rennes from Paris, the most convenient option is to take the high-speed train. You can arrive in downtown Rennes from the center of Paris in just 90 minutes! On average, there 41 different trains that run between Rennes and Paris each day. Book your train ticket at the OuiSNCF website. Once at the train station, you can access the metro line ‘a’ that stops directly in front of Rennes 2 University (Villejean-Université station) in less than 10 minutes.
Rennes’ airport benefits from several direct flights from European destinations each day. Paris, London, Dublin, Barcelona and many more cities are accessible with 1-2 hour flights. Find a flight that suits your needs at the Airport website. Renne’s airport is located in a neighboring town called St. Jacques la Lande. The bus line 57 runs from the airport to the city centre (Republique station) in just 20 minutes, with a bus available every 20 minutes every weekday as well as Saturdays. From Republique, the metro line ‘a’ is the quickest way to reach the main campus (Villejean-Université station).
The OuiBUS makes the Paris - Rennes trip in just over 4 hours with prices starting at just under 10 €. Free wifi is available. Book tickets here.
If you are driving from Paris, Rennes is easily reached by car. It's about 3.5-hour drive from Paris via the toll roads A11 and A81. The journey is about 350 km.