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There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Brest by car ferry, train, car, bus, bus and ferry or plane

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Car ferry, train  •  17h 6m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Brest Tgv

347€ - 912€

Cheapest option

Fly  •  9h 46m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Brest (BES) DUB - BES

27€ - 133€

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Drive, car ferry  •  18h 32m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cork Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  3. Drive from Roscoff to Brest

Bus, car ferry  •  24h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 704-x
  2. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff

Train, car ferry  •  25h 26m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service
  2. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff

Bus and ferry, bus  •  32h 6m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brest

64€ - 81€

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International entry into France from Ireland

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Conditions of entry into France from Ireland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and United Kingdom
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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 Ireland from France.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Brest is to fly which costs 26€ - 140€ and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Brest is to fly which costs 26€ - 140€ and takes 9h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Brest. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Brest via London and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 6m.

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The distance between Dublin and Brest is 563 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Brest without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 17h 6m and costs 340€ - 950€.

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It takes approximately 17h 6m to get from Dublin to Brest, including transfers.

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Dublin to Brest bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Brest Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h and has one stopover.

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

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Brest is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 9:14 PM in Dublin and 10:14 PM in Brest.

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  • Distance: 563.3 km
  • Duration: 17h 6m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Brest, France?

Air France, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Dublin to Brest every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Southend
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
16€ - 120€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Brest
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€
Website
Aircoach
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
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€
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
Brittany Ferries
Phone
+353 21 427 7801
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.ie
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Brittany Ferries

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Volotea, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Brest Airport.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Brest. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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