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

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

Car ferry, train  •  15h 34m

  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€ - 901€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  31h 47m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Brest

69€ - 93€

4 alternative options

Car ferry, drive  •  22h 26m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Brest

85€ - 150€

Train, car ferry  •  23h 21m

  1. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Cork Kent 1
  2. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  3. Take the train from Morlaix to Brest Ter / ...

113€ - 153€

Bus, car ferry  •  24h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 4 704-x
  2. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff

97€ - 106€

Fly  •  7h 21m

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

80€ - 149€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Brest is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 31h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Brest is to fly which costs 75€ - 150€ and takes 7h 21m.

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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 Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 47m.

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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 15h 34m and costs 340€ - 900€.

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It takes approximately 15h 34m 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 5h 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 9:32 PM in Dublin and 10:32 PM in Brest.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Brest.
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  • Distance: 563.3 km
  • Duration: 15h 34m

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

Air France, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Dublin to Brest every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 290€
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Bristol
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Southend
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 290€
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 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Morlaix to Brest
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
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 Morlaix to Brest
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
15€ - 23€
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay 4
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
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€ - 18€
Website
National Express
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Brest
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
39€
Small Car
133€
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
Estimated price
69€
Website
Brittany Ferries
Adult
69€

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KLM, Aer Lingus, Transavia France and two other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Brest Airport.

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There are 490+ hotels available in Brest. Prices start at 87€ 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€ - 11€.

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