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There are 5 ways to get from Plymouth to Brest by car ferry, taxi, train, bus or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, taxi  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take a taxi from Roscoff to Brest

$155 - $277

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff

$35 - $120

3 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Brest(F) Tgv

$311 - $593

Car ferry, bus  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take the bus from Roscoff - Ferry to Brest - Gare Routière SNCF 25

$37 - $124

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brest

$125 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Brest is to car ferry which costs £27 - £90 and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Brest is to car ferry and taxi which costs £110 - £220 and takes 10 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Brest. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Brest via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 30 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Brest is 139 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Brest without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 10 h 52 min and costs £110 - £220.

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It takes approximately 10 h 52 min to get from Plymouth to Brest, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Brest bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Plymouth to Brest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brest station.

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Brest is 1 h ahead of Plymouth. It is currently 10:18 AM in Plymouth and 11:18 AM in Brest.

There are 330+ hotels available in Brest. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Brest.
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  • Distance: 138.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 52 min

What companies run services between Plymouth, England and Brest, France?

You can take a train from Plymouth to Brest via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 11 h 37 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Bus operators
Viaoo 29
Website
viaoo29.fr
Bus from Roscoff - Ferry to Brest - Gare Routière SNCF
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
viaoo29.fr
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Brest
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120
Other operators
Taxi from Roscoff to Brest
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160

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