There are 5 ways to get from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Lison(F)
  2. Take the train from Lison(F) to Cherbourg Ic

$51 - $72

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Caen 1722 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville Ouibus

$12 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to St Lo
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Lô Gare SNCF to Cherbourg-Octeville Autogare L1

$33 - $46

Rideshare  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville 138.9 miles

$12 - $16

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville 137.5 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 14€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Cherbourg-Octeville via Caen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Cherbourg via Lison(F). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Rennes and Cherbourg-Octeville is 170 km. The road distance is 219.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville without a car is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville, including transfers.

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Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rennes station.

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Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Rennes station.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Cherbourg-Octeville station.

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Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cherbourg station.

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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  • Distance: 106.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Rennes, France and Cherbourg-Octeville, France?

You can take a train from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville via Lison(F) in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville via Caen in around 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Lison(F)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Lison(F) to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Rennes to St Lo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Transports de Manche
Phone
02 33 055 550
Website
manche.fr
Bus from Saint-Lô Gare SNCF to Cherbourg-Octeville Autogare
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manche.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Caen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rennes to Cherbourg-Octeville
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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