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There are 6 ways to get from Portsmouth to Brest by train, bus, bus and ferry, car 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 57 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

$215 - $414

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Bus, car ferry  •  22 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff

$57 - $150

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station 030 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brest

$115 - $178

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

$294 - $351

Fly from Southampton  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Brest (BES) SOU - BES

$133 - $728

Train to London City, fly  •  9 h 19 min

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

$252 - $597

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest is to bus and car ferry which costs £40 - £120 and takes 22 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest is to fly which costs £100 - £600 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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

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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 57 min and costs £160 - £320.

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It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to get from Portsmouth to Brest, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Brest bus services, operated by National Express, depart from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Brest is to train which takes 9 h 57 min and costs £160 - £320. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £100 - £600 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Brest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 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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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Brest.
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  • Distance: 226.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Brest via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9 h 57 min. Alternatively, Flybe, Air France and KLM fly from Portsmouth to Brest 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London City to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from London City to Brest via Dusseldorf, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Luxembourg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Zurich, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from London City to Brest via Edinburgh, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from London City to Brest via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Brest via Berlin Tegel, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London City to Brest via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Luxembourg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from London City to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Brest via Milan Linate, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,500
Flights from London City to Brest via Luxembourg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Train operators
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
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
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

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Brest is 1 h ahead of Portsmouth. It is currently 11:01 PM in Portsmouth and 12:01 AM in Brest.

Flybe, KLM and Air France offer flights from Southampton Airport to Brest Airport.

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

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