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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Rennes by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Rennes  •  4 h 38 min

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

$84 - $465

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Bus ALSA  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Rennes

$76 - $127

5 alternative options

Fly to Nantes, train  •  6 h 46 min

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

$87 - $280

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$133 - $339

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Rennes

$75 - $110

Train  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Rennes Tgv

$307 - $414

Drive  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Rennes 717.3 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Rennes is to bus which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Rennes is to fly which costs 70€ - 410€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 14 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Rennes. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Rennes via Barcelona Sants and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 2 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Rennes is 871 km. The road distance is 1147.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rennes without a car is to bus which takes 14 h and costs 65€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Madrid to Rennes, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Rennes train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Rennes is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 70€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 14 h, you could also train, which costs 260€ - 360€ and takes 14 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Rennes.
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  • Distance: 544.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

Iberia and Air France fly from Madrid to Rennes 4 times a week. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Madrid to Rennes 3 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 14 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Nantes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
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
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Valence TGV to Rennes
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $320
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Rennes
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Rennes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Madrid to Rennes train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Rennes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Rennes is 1148 km. It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to drive from Madrid to Rennes.

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Iberia and Air France offer flights from Madrid Airport to Rennes Airport.

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There are 265+ hotels available in Rennes. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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