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Train via Paris  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Rennes Tgv

€146 - €190

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Rennes Toulouse > Bordeaux City Centre > La Rochelle > Nantes > Rennes / ...

€14 - €27

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Train  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Nantes Intercités
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Rennes Ter / ...

€85 - €157

Rideshare  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Rennes 458.5 km

€27 - €29

Drive  •  4h 24m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Rennes 459 km

€50 - €75

Fly from Bordeaux  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Rennes (RNS) BOD - RNS

€74 - €144

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Rennes (RNS) TLS - RNS

€81 - €291

Bordeaux to Rennes by train

The train journey time between Bordeaux and Rennes is around 5h 6m and covers a distance of around 891 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 15m. Operated by TGV inOui, the Bordeaux to Rennes train service departs from Bordeaux St Jean and arrives in Rennes. Typically 69 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 6m
Fastest train time:
4h 15m
Trains per week:
69
Cheapest price:
€146
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:23
Last train departs at:
22:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bordeaux to Rennes train schedules

Bordeaux → Rennes
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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Rennes is to bus which costs €14 - €27 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Rennes is to train via Paris which costs €140 - €190 and takes 4h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux City Centre and arriving at Rennes. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Rennes. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at Rennes via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Rennes is 373 km. The road distance is 459 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Rennes without a car is to train via Paris which takes 4h 9m and costs €140 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Bordeaux to Rennes, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Rennes bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Bordeaux to Rennes train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Bordeaux St Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Rennes is to train via Paris which takes 4h 9m and costs €140 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €27 and takes 7h 35m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €150 and takes 5h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Rennes.
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  • Distance: 373.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Rennes, France?

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Rennes via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 4h 9m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Rennes twice daily. Tickets cost €14 - €19 and the journey takes 7h 35m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Bastia
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Lyon, Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Flights from Toulouse to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Toulouse to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Toulouse to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €80
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €80
Train from Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Rennes
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Rennes
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Rennes
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Rennes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to Rennes bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Rennes station.

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Bordeaux to Rennes train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Rennes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Rennes is 459 km. It takes approximately 4h 24m to drive from Bordeaux to Rennes.

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KLM, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Rennes Airport.

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Book your Bordeaux to Rennes train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Bordeaux to Rennes bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Rennes. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bordeaux and Rennes. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 34 min and costs €2.

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