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

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Train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

€151 - €199

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Bus  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Barcelona BlaBlaCar Bus

€27 - €110

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Bus via Nantes  •  17h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Nantes BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nantes Haluchère to Barcelona N721

€56 - €68

Drive  •  10h 8m

  1. Drive from Rennes to Barcelona 1088.2 km

€120 - €180

Fly from Rennes  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Barcelona (BCN) RNS - BCN

€90 - €163

Train to Nantes, fly  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Barcelona (BCN) NTE - BCN

€71 - €314

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Massy-TGV
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN

€141 - €351

Rennes to Barcelona by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Rennes and Barcelona is around 9h 22m and covers a distance of around 1441 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 56m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro and Renfe SNCF, the Rennes to Barcelona service departs from Rennes and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 22m
Fastest journey time:
8h 56m
Journey distance:
1441 km
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€151
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:35
Last service departs at:
12:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

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The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Rennes to Barcelona is to bus via Nantes which costs €55 - €70 and takes 17h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Rennes to Barcelona is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €70 - €320 and takes 5h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rennes and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rennes to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 32m.

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The distance between Rennes and Barcelona is 807 km. The road distance is 1088.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9h 32m and costs €150 - €200.

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It takes approximately 9h 32m to get from Rennes to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Rennes to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Rennes station.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Barcelona is to train which takes 9h 32m and costs €150 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €110 and takes 17h 10m, you could also fly, which costs €90 - €170 and takes 6h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 807 km
  • Duration: 9h 32m

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

You can take a train from Rennes to Barcelona via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 9h 32m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Rennes to Barcelona twice daily. Tickets cost €80 - €110 and the journey takes 17h 10m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rennes to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Rennes to Barcelona via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €220
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rennes to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Rennes to Barcelona via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €220
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€25 - €280
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rennes to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rennes to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rennes to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €370
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €80
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€28 - €40
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Rennes to Massy-TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Rennes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
alsa.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rennes to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rennes to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nantes Haluchère to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Rennes Airport to Barcelona Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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

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Rennes to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rennes to Barcelona is 1088 km. It takes approximately 10h 8m to drive from Rennes to Barcelona.

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KLM, Volotea, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Rennes Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Rennes Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs €2.

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