There are 11 ways to get from Portsmouth to Brest by train, car ferry, bus, 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  •  10 h 3 min

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

$231 - $447

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030
  2. Take the bus from London to Rennes
  3. Take the bus from Rennes to Brest - Train station

$48 - $68

9 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, train  •  16 h 38 min

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

$92 - $235

Bus, car ferry  •  22 h 17 min

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

$60 - $164

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 26 min

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

$88 - $168

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

$306 - $363

Train to London City, fly to Brest  •  8 h 42 min

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

$253 - $601

Fly Southampton to Rennes, train  •  7 h 45 min

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

$140 - $498

Fly Southampton to Nantes, train  •  9 h 10 min

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

$113 - $341

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  9 h 55 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)

$125 - $308

Train to Southampton, fly to Brest  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Eastleigh
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Brest (BES) SOU - BES

$98 - $421

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 10 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Brest via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, and Rennes in around 18 h 3 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
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Dusseldorf, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from London City to Brest via Zurich, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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 Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from London City to Brest via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
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 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
6 h 51 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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Brest via Milan Linate, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Brest via Amsterdam, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Brest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Train operators
South Western Railway
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Rennes to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Nantes to Brest(F)
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
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
$183
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Eastleigh
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $22
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Saint-Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Rennes
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Rennes to Brest - Train station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$45 - $170
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$45 - $60
Car
$100 - $170
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $50
Car
$80 - $130
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $45
Car
$60 - $90

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Portsmouth to Brest?

The distance between Portsmouth and Brest is 363 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest?

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 18 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest?

The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Brest is to train and fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs £70 - £310.

Is there a direct bus between Portsmouth and Brest?

No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Brest. However, there are services departing from Old Portsmouth, University and arriving at Brest - Train station via London and Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Portsmouth to Brest?

It takes approximately 10 h 3 min to get from Portsmouth to Brest, including transfers.