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There are 11 ways to get from London to Rennes by train, bus, car, car train, car 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.

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Train  •  5h 5m

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

$151 - $324

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Bus Ouibus  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Rennes Ouibus

$33 - $45

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Bus FlixBus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rennes 1772 / ...

$50 - $84

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 34m

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

$255 - $302

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 4m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rennes

$111 - $170

Fly London Heathrow to Rennes  •  6h 43m

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

$109 - $589

Train to Southend, fly to Rennes  •  5h 3m

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

$55 - $197

Fly London City to Rennes  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rennes (RNS) LCY - RNS

$106 - $457

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

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

$76 - $242

Train to Southampton, fly to Rennes  •  4h 47m

  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  •  5h 50m

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

$83 - $401

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The cheapest way to get from London to Rennes is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 17h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Rennes is to fly which costs £80 - £360 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Rennes. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Rennes via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 20m.

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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 5h 5m and costs £110 - £250.

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

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London to Rennes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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The best way to get from London to Rennes is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs £110 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £65 and takes 13h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £80 - £460 and takes 6h 43m.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Rennes Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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

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

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 5h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Rennes via Paris, Paris in around 13h 20m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Edinburgh, London City
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London City to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Cork
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rennes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Dinard
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $250
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
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 Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from St Malo to Pontchaillou
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rennes
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Rennes
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Rennes is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 4:55 PM in London and 5:55 PM in Rennes.

Vueling Airlines, Iberia, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Rennes Airport.

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Book your London to Rennes bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Rennes. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14m and costs £20 - £29.

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