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There are 8 ways to get from Copenhagen to Brest by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly Copenhagen to Brest  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Brest (BES) CPH - BES

€90 - €303

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Train to Billund, fly to Brest  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the train from København H to Vejle St.
  2. Fly from Billund (BLL) to Brest (BES) BLL - BES

€66 - €212

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Fly Copenhagen to Rennes, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Rennes (RNS) CPH - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Brest

€110 - €293

Fly Copenhagen to Nantes, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Nantes (NTE) CPH - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Brest

€88 - €411

Train  •  18h 19m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Brest Tgv

€268 - €542

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  29h 49m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg-Altona Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Lille
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Brest

€130 - €235

Bus  •  32h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Hanover central bus station N05 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Brest

€83 - €119

Drive  •  17h 13m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Brest 1891.6 km

€220 - €330

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International entry into France from Denmark

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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Denmark.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brest is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Brest 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 Denmark from France.

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The most affordable way to get from Copenhagen to Brest is to bus, which costs 600 kr - 900 kr and takes 32h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Brest is to fly which costs 650 kr - 2300 kr and takes 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Brest. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Brest via Hanover central bus station and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Brest. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Brest via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 19m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Brest is 1414 km. The road distance is 1891.6 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Brest without a car is to train which takes 18h 19m and costs 1900 kr - 4100 kr.

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It takes approximately 7h 43m to get from Copenhagen to Brest, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Brest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen central train station.

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Copenhagen to Brest train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Brest is to fly which takes 7h 43m and costs 650 kr - 2300 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1900 kr - 4100 kr and takes 18h 19m, you could also bus, which costs 600 kr - 900 kr and takes 32h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Brest.
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  • Distance: 1414.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 43m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Brest, France?

Air France, KLM and three other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Brest every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Brest via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 18h 19m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Copenhagen to Brest via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Copenhagen to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Flights from Billund to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Billund to Brest via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Flights from Billund to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Billund to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Copenhagen to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €400
Flights from Copenhagen to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Flights from Billund to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€95 - €430
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Flights from Copenhagen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Copenhagen to Nantes via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Nantes via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €330
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Rennes via Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Billund to Brest via Frankfurt, Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
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 Rennes to Brest
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Brest
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
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 Brest
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Nantes to Brest
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€40 - €60
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €80
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Vejle St.
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Brest
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover central bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brest
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brest - Train station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Blablabus

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There is no direct flight from Copenhagen Airport to Brest Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Copenhagen to Brest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brest station.

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Copenhagen to Brest train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Brest station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Brest is 1892 km. It takes approximately 17h 13m to drive from Copenhagen to Brest.

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Scandinavian Airlines, easyJet, KLM and Air France offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Brest Airport.

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Book your Copenhagen to Brest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Brest. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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