There are 5 ways to get from Brest to Douarnenez by bus, train, rideshare, car ferry, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, line 51 bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brest - Train station to Quimper Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the line 51 bus from Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF to Douarnenez - Office de Tourisme 51 / ...

$4 - $11

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Train, line 51 bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Brest(F) to Quimper
  2. Take the line 51 bus from Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF to Douarnenez - Office de Tourisme 51 / ...

$23 - $33

Rideshare  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brest to Douarnenez 45.8 miles

$9

Carferry, drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the carferry from Brest to Camaret - Port
  2. Drive from Camaret - Port to Douarnenez

Uber  •  59 min

  1. Take an Uber from Brest to Douarnenez 45.7 miles

$110 - $150

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Brest station to Douarnenez. However, there are services departing from Brest - Train station and arriving at Douarnenez - Office de Tourisme via Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Brest and Douarnenez is 35 km.

The best way to get from Brest to Douarnenez without a car is to bus and line 51 bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Brest to Douarnenez, including transfers.

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Brest to Douarnenez bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brest - Train station.

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Brest to Douarnenez bus services, operated by Viaoo 29, arrive at Douarnenez - Office de Tourisme station.

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There are 392+ hotels available in Douarnenez. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Brest to Douarnenez.
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  • Distance: 21.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Brest, France and Douarnenez, France?

You can take a bus from Brest to Douarnenez via Quimper and Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF in around 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Brest(F) to Quimper
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Brest - Train station to Quimper
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Viaoo 29
Website
viaoo29.fr
Bus from Brest - Gare Routière to Quimper - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
viaoo29.fr
Bus from Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF to Douarnenez - Office de Tourisme
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
viaoo29.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brest to Quimper
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Penn Ar Bed
Phone
+33 2 98 80 80 80
Email
contact@pennarbed.fr
Website
pennarbed.fr
Car ferry from Brest to Camaret - Port
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
pennarbed.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brest to Douarnenez
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Brest
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Brest to Douarnenez
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$110 - $150

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