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There are 12 ways to get from Bristol to Pornichet by train, bus, bus and ferry, ferry, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Pornichet Tgv

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Fly Bristol to Nantes, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Nantes (NTE) BRS - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Savenay
  3. Take the train from Savenay to Pornichet

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  21h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Vannes

Train, ferry, bus  •  22h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour
  2. Take the ferry from Portsmouth Port to Saint-Malo Port
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Malo to Rennes
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Pornichet Ter

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Pornichet

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 51m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Pornichet

Train to Birmingham, fly to Nantes  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Nantes (NTE) BHX - NTE

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE

Fly Bristol to Rennes, train  •  12h 25m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Rennes (RNS) BRS - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Redon
  3. Take the train from Redon to Savenay

Train to London Stansted, fly to Nantes, train  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Nantes (NTE) STN - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Savenay
  4. Take the train from Savenay to Pornichet

Fly Bristol to Jersey, ferry, train  •  12h 14m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Jersey (JER) BRS - JER
  2. Take the ferry from Jersey Port to Saint-Malo Port
  3. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Redon
  5. Take the train from Redon to Savenay

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Pornichet

Bristol to Pornichet by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Bristol and Pornichet is around 9h 24m and covers a distance of around 1111 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 51m. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 15m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Bristol to Pornichet service departs from Bristol Temple Meads and arrives in Pornichet. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 33m
Layover time:
1h 51m
Total time:
9h 24m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
9h 15m
Journey distance:
1111 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€240
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:30
Last service departs at:
12:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol to Pornichet train, subway and walk schedules

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  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
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  • Health declaration required
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pornichet is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pornichet is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pornichet is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Pornichet is to fly and train which costs £60 - £170 and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Pornichet is to fly and train which costs £60 - £170 and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Pornichet. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Pornichet via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 34m.

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The distance between Bristol and Pornichet is 467 km.

The best way to get from Bristol to Pornichet without a car is to train which takes 9h 34m and costs £200 - £440.

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It takes approximately 9h 34m to get from Bristol to Pornichet, including transfers.

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Bristol to Pornichet train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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There is no direct flight from Birmingham Airport to Nantes Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Pornichet is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 10:42 PM in Bristol and 11:42 PM in Pornichet.

Bristol to Pornichet train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Pornichet station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Pornichet.
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  • Distance: 466.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 34m

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Pornichet, France?

You can take a train from Bristol to Pornichet via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 9h 34m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Paris CDG, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €330
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Bristol to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Bristol to Jersey
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Bristol to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Birmingham to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€40 - €55
Anytime Day 1st Class
€75 - €100
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Pornichet
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from Rennes to Redon
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €33
1st Class
€22 - €26
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
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 Rennes to Pornichet
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €80
Train from Rennes to Redon
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Redon to Savenay
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €20
Train from Nantes to Savenay
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Savenay to Pornichet
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €19
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€155
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Vannes
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saint-Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Ferry from Portsmouth Port to Saint-Malo Port
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€35 - €50
Car
€85 - €130
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €75
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€27 - €35
Car
€50 - €75
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Ferry from Jersey Port to Saint-Malo Port
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Condor Ferries

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Jet2.com, Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Nantes Airport.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs £9.

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