There are 10 ways to get from London to Rennes by train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, ferry, car, car train 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.

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Train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes Tgv

$152 - $326

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Train to Southend, fly to Rennes  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Rennes (RNS) SEN - RNS

$55 - $197

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Rennes N702 / ...

$76 - $133

Train, car ferry, ferry, bus  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
  3. Take the ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard
  4. Take the bus from Dinard - Le Gallic to Rennes - République 7

$83 - $244

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from London to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Rennes

$75 - $153

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rennes

$257 - $304

Fly London Heathrow to Rennes  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Rennes (RNS) LHR - RNS

$109 - $589

Train to Southampton, fly to Rennes  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Rennes (RNS) SOU - RNS

$112 - $440

Fly London Stansted to Dinard, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dinard (DNR) STN - DNR
  2. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes

$84 - $402

Fly London Gatwick to Nantes, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Rennes

$76 - $242

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London to Rennes. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Rennes via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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The distance between London and Rennes is 246 miles.

The best way to get from London to Rennes without a car is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from London to Rennes, including transfers.

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London to Rennes bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria station.

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The best way to get from London to Rennes is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Rennes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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London to Rennes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rennes station.

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Rennes is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 2:42 PM in London and 3:42 PM in Rennes.

British Airways, Vueling Airlines, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Rennes Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Rennes.
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  • Distance: 246 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between London, England and Rennes, France?

You can take a train from London to Rennes via Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 5 h 28 min. Alternatively, Air France, Aer Lingus and seven other airlines fly from London to Rennes hourly.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Cork
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Dinard
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $250
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Rennes
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lille to Rennes
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Illenoo
Phone
0 810 35 10 35
Website
illenoo-services.fr
Bus from Dinard - Le Gallic to Rennes - République
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
illenoo-services.fr
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$45 - $65
Car
$95 - $190
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Corsaire Ferry
Phone
0825 138 100
Website
compagniecorsaire.com
Ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
compagniecorsaire.com
Condor Ferries

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