There are 10 ways to get from Portsmouth to Brest by train, car ferry, bus, bus and 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  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Brest(F) Tgv

$214 - $413

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Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Brest

$85 - $161

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Car ferry, train  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
  2. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Tgv
  3. Take the train from Rennes to Brest(F) Tgv

$98 - $270

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brest

$115 - $178

Car ferry, bus  •  22 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to St Helier, Jersey
  2. Take the car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
  3. Take the bus from Lamballe to Brest - Train station

$90 - $114

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Brest

$290 - $347

Train to London City, fly to Brest  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Brest (BES) LCY - BES

$253 - $598

Train to London City, fly to Quimper, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Quimper (UIP) LCY - UIP
  3. Take the train from Quimper to Brest(F)

$210 - $1,175

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE
  3. Take the train from Nantes to Brest(F)

$121 - $298

Fly Southampton to Rennes, train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Rennes (RNS) SOU - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Brest(F)

$134 - $519

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest is to car ferry and bus which costs £70 - £90 and takes 22 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest is to car ferry and drive which costs £65 - £130 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Brest. However, there are services departing from Old Portsmouth, University and arriving at Brest via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 11 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Brest is 227 miles.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Brest without a car is to train which takes 9 h 42 min and costs £160 - £330.

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It takes approximately 9 h 42 min to get from Portsmouth to Brest, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Brest bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Old Portsmouth, University station.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Brest Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Brest is 1 h ahead of Portsmouth. It is currently 9:13 AM in Portsmouth and 10:13 AM in Brest.

Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Brest.
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  • Distance: 226.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Brest via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9 h 42 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London City to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Nice, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from London City to Brest via Frankfurt, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from London City to Brest via Nice, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from London City to Brest via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Brest via Milan Linate, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,500
Flights from London City to Brest via Berlin Tegel, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Brest via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Frankfurt, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from London City to Brest via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Brest via Milan Linate, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,500
Flights from London City to Brest via Frankfurt, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from London City to Brest via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Quimper
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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
$37 - $39
Train from Rennes to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
SNCF
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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
$23 - $40
Train from Rennes to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
Train from Quimper to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Nantes to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $110
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
$167
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lamballe to Brest - Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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
$40 - $190
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$40 - $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
$55 - $85
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to St Helier, Jersey
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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KLM, Swiss, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Brest Airport.

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The nearest airport to Brest is Brest (BES) Airport which is 4.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Guernsey (GCI) (112.7 miles) and Jersey (JER) (119.2 miles).

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