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There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Papeteries by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus or ferry

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Fly to Rennes

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Rennes (RNS)

Cheapest option

Fly to Nantes, train

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Nantes (NTE)
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Rennes

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train via Lagny-sur-Marne

  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 Intl to Marne La Vallee Chessy
  4. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Rennes

Car ferry, drive

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

Car ferry, train, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the bus from London Stratford to Paris
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Rennes

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Lison
  3. Take the train from Lison to Rennes

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the ferry from Gare Maritime de Rosslare to Gare Maritime
  3. Take the train from Cherbourg to Lison
  4. Take the train from Lison to Rennes

Dublin to Papeteries by train, ferry and bus

The journey time between Dublin and Papeteries is around 27h 29m and covers a distance of around 906 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 49m. Operated by Irish Rail, Stena Line, Cap Cotentin and others, the Dublin to Papeteries service departs from Pearse and arrives in Papeteries. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

3 Weekly Services
27h 29m Average Duration
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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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Conditions of entry into France from Ireland

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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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 recommended
  • 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 Papeteries is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Papeteries is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Papeteries 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, returning to Ireland from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Dublin to Papeteries is to fly and train, which costs €50 - €240 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Papeteries is to fly which costs €80 - €210 and takes 7h 2m.

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The distance between Dublin and Papeteries is 663 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Papeteries without a car is to car ferry and train via Lagny-sur-Marne which takes 15h 58m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 2m to get from Dublin to Papeteries, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Rennes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Papeteries is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 9:20 PM in Dublin and 10:20 PM in Papeteries.

KLM, Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Rennes Airport.

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There are 146+ hotels available in Papeteries. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 703 bus which takes 13 min and costs €7 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Papeteries.
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  • Distance: 662.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 2m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Papeteries, Brittany, France?

Air France, KLM and three other airlines fly from Dublin to Papeteries every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Rennes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Dublin to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €370
Flights from Dublin to Rennes via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dublin to Rennes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Nantes via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €390
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 Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Rail 1st Class
€60 - €90
Train from Cherbourg to Lison
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€10 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €26
Train from Lison to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €90
Irish Rail
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Stratford to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rennes
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €22
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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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rennes
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Ferry from Gare Maritime de Rosslare to Gare Maritime
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Stena Line
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€65 - €80

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