There are 6 ways to get from Rennes to Rouen by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Rouen 712 / ...

$10 - $30

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Train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Caen
  2. Take the train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite

$68 - $101

Rideshare  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rennes to Rouen 194.7 miles

$19 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Rennes to Rouen 194.3 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Rouen  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Rouen (URO) RNS - URO

$123 - $484

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Paris CDG (CDG) RNS - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite

$91 - $368

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The cheapest way to get from Rennes to Rouen is to bus which costs 9€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rennes to Rouen is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rennes and arriving at Rouen. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rennes to Rouen. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Rouen-Rive-Droite via Caen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Rennes and Rouen is 251 km. The road distance is 310.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Rouen without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 9€ - 25€.

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The bus from Rennes to Rouen takes 4 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Rennes to Rouen bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Rennes station.

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Rennes to Rouen train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Rennes station.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Rouen is to bus which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 9€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 34 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 420€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Rouen.
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  • Distance: 157.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Rennes, France and Rouen, France?

Isilines operates a bus from Rennes to Rouen once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rennes to Rouen via Caen in around 5 h 34 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rennes to Rouen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Rouen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Rennes to Rouen via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Rennes to Rouen via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Rennes to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Rennes to Rouen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Rouen via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Rennes to Rouen via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
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.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Caen
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Caen to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $45
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Paris St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rennes to Rouen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $29
Schedules at
isilines.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 Rennes to Rouen, Rouen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Rouen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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 Rouen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Rennes Airport to Rouen Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Rennes to Rouen bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Rouen station.

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Rennes to Rouen train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Rouen-Rive-Droite station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rennes to Rouen is 311 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Rennes to Rouen.

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easyJet, Chalair Aviation, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Rennes Airport to Rouen Airport.

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Book your Rennes to Rouen bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 264+ hotels available in Rouen. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rennes and Rouen. 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 line 57 bus which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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