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There are 5 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Rennes Ouibus

$23 - $65

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Train  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Dax Tgv
  2. Take the train from Dax to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes Tgv

$220 - $265

Bus, train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Angers
  2. Take the train from Gare de Angers-St-Laud to Gare de Rennes Nantes - Rennes / ...

$113 - $162

Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes 434.8 miles

$90 - $140

Bus, fly  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Rennes (RNS) BIQ - RNS

$138 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes is to bus which costs 20€ - 60€ and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes is to bus and fly which costs 120€ - 260€ and takes 5h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Rennes. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Rennes via Hendaye, Dax and Paris Montparnasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Rennes is 534 km. The road distance is 695.6 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes without a car is to bus which takes 8h 30m and costs 20€ - 60€.

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The bus from San Sebastian to Rennes takes 8h 30m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from San Sebastian station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Hendaye station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes is to bus which takes 8h 30m and costs 20€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 230€ and takes 9h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes.
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  • Distance: 333.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 30m

What companies run services between Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain and Rennes, France?

ALSA operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 8h 30m. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes via Hendaia, Hendaye, Dax, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9h 41m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Lyon, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Lyon, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Lyon, Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Lyon, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Rennes via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Gare de Angers-St-Laud to Gare de Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
Train from Dax to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 San Sebastian to Rennes
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.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 San Sebastián to Rennes
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from San Sebastián to Angers
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Biarritz Airport to Rennes Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Rennes station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Rennes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes is 696 km. It takes approximately 6h 34m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rennes.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Rennes Airport.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Rennes. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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