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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Rennes by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Rennes  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Rennes (RNS) MAD - RNS

95€ - 271€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Rennes N1158

50€ - 65€

3 alternative options

Fly to Nantes, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nantes (NTE) MAD - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Rennes

95€ - 261€

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY
  2. Take the train from Massy-TGV to Rennes

143€ - 329€

Drive  •  10h 52m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rennes 1143.3 km

120€ - 190€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rennes is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rennes is to bus which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 17h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rennes is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 6h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Rennes. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17h 35m.

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The distance between Madrid and Rennes is 871 km. The road distance is 1143.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rennes without a car is to bus which takes 17h 35m and costs 50€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Madrid to Rennes, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rennes is to fly which takes 7h 25m and costs 95€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 17h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Rennes Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rennes.
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  • Distance: 870.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Rennes, France?

Air France, KLM and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Rennes 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Rennes 3 times a week. Tickets cost 50€ - 65€ and the journey takes 17h 35m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 360€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 1500€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 180€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
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 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Massy-TGV to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Rennes
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rennes is 1143 km. It takes approximately 10h 52m to drive from Madrid to Rennes.

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KLM, easyJet, Volotea and two other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Rennes Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Rennes bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Rennes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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