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There are 9 ways to get from Rennes to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

€110 - €150

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Bus  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Brussels-North train station 712 / ...

€20 - €40

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Rideshare  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rennes to Brussels 657.6 km

€42

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Rennes to Brussels 656.5 km

€70 - €110

Fly Rennes to Brussels  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Brussels (BRU) RNS - BRU

€119 - €401

Fly Rennes to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Paris CDG (CDG) RNS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€126 - €721

Train to Nantes, fly to Brussels  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Brussels (BRU) NTE - BRU

€105 - €342

Fly Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) RNS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€146 - €421

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Brussels  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

€188 - €472

Rennes to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Rennes and Brussels is around 4h 38m and covers a distance of around 735 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by TGV inOui, the Rennes to Brussels train service departs from Rennes and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 38m
Fastest train time:
4h 38m
Train distance:
735 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€110
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:23
Last train departs at:
06:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rennes to Brussels train schedules

France → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Belgium.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Rennes to Brussels is to bus, which costs €20 - €40 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Rennes to Brussels is to train which costs €110 - €150 and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rennes and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rennes and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Rennes and Brussels is 531 km. The road distance is 656.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs €110 - €150.

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The train from Rennes to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 4h 38m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Rennes to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rennes station.

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

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The best way to get from Rennes to Brussels is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs €110 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €40 and takes 10h, you could also fly, which costs €110 - €410 and takes 7h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 530.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Rennes, France and Brussels, Belgium?

TGV inOui operates a train from Rennes to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi once daily. Tickets cost €110 - €150 and the journey takes 4h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rennes to Brussels-North train station once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 10h. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Rennes to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €1300
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €370
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Rennes to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €1300
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €270
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
Train from Rennes to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €90
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 Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rennes to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rennes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€42
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Rennes Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Rennes to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Rennes to Brussels train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rennes to Brussels is 657 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Rennes to Brussels.

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

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Book your Rennes to Brussels bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 429+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rennes and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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