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There are 4 ways to get from Cork to Châteaulin by car ferry, car, plane or train

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Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  2. Drive from Roscoff to Châteaulin

Cheapest

Fly to Nantes, train

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Nantes (NTE)
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Quimper

Fly to Brest, train

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Brest (BES)
  2. Take the train from Brest to Chateaulin Embranchement

Fly to Rennes, train

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Rennes (RNS)
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Quimper
Ireland → France
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International entry into France from Ireland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Ireland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Ireland
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Ireland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Ireland.

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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 Châteaulin is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Châteaulin 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 Ireland from France.

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Last updated: 30 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Châteaulin is to fly and train which costs €70 - €300 and takes 11h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Châteaulin is to fly and train which costs €150 - €600 and takes 10h 34m.

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The distance between Cork and Châteaulin is 517 km.

It takes approximately 13h 9m to get from Cork to Châteaulin, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Brest Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 45m and has one stopover.

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Châteaulin is 1h ahead of Cork. It is currently 2:04 AM in Cork and 3:04 AM in Châteaulin.

Vueling Airlines, Chalair Aviation, Transavia France and two other airlines offer flights from Cork Airport to Brest Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Châteaulin. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Cork to Cork Airport is to line 226 bus which takes 15 min and costs €6 - €9.

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Map of how to get from Cork to Châteaulin.
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  • Distance: 516.7 km
  • Duration: 13h 9m

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Châteaulin, France?

There is no direct connection from Cork to Châteaulin. However, you can take the drive to Cork Port, take the car ferry to Roscoff, then take the drive to Châteaulin. Alternatively, you can take the line 226 bus to Cork Airport, stop 230061, take the walk to Cork airport, fly to Brest, take the walk to Aéroport, take the line 20 bus to Porte de Gouesnou, take the walk to Porte de Gouesnou, take the tram to Liberté, take the walk to Brest, then take the train to Châteaulin.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cork to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €750
Flights from Cork to Brest via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €850
Flights from Cork to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Cork to Rennes via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€250 - €800
Flights from Cork to Rennes via Paris CDG, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €800
Flights from Cork to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €750
Flights from Cork to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €900
Flights from Cork to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Cork to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Cork to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Cork to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Cork to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€250 - €900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Nantes via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Cork to Brest via Paris CDG, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€260 - €800
Train operators
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 Brest to Chateaulin Embranchement
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Rennes to Quimper
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Nantes to Quimper
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
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 Quimper
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
+353 21 427 7801
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.ie
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Brittany Ferries

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