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Flights to Brittany From the UK
Some low cost operators now fly from the UK to Brittany. The main airports and airlines operating flights to Brittany are:
- Brest - Flybe from Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester, Southampton, Ryanair from Luton.
- Dinard - Ryanair flight from London Stansted, and Luton in the summer
Rennes - flights from Paris and some other French towns, principally with Air France
- Saint-Brieuc - Channel island flights
Brittany ferry crossings
Ferry Crossings & Holidays to France & Spain
Train / Train and drive to Brittany
The most convenient means of travelling by train from London to Brittany is to take the Eurostar and change at Lille; this avoids having to change stations in Paris, which is either an extra expense, or a hassle and a bustle, or all three. Changing from a Eurostar to a French TGV in Lille just means changing platforms, and sometimes not even that.
In early 2008, the most convenient departure is the 9.53 from London St Pancras, which gets passengers to Rennes at 4.07 p.m. local time. With connections at Rennes, Quimper can be reached at 6.54 p.m , Saint Malo at 5.42 p.m. (by local train), and Brest at 6.27 (by changing to another TGV).
For the return journey, the morning direct TGV to Lille leaves Rennes at 9.15, meaning an early start for anyone coming from deeper into Brittany; but this lets travellers reach St. Pancras by 3.56 p.m, leaving plenty of time for connections to other parts of the UK.. However, given the early start required for this service, and the longer-than-necessary wait at Lille, it may be easier, for the return journey, to check out times via Paris.
Train and drive to Brittany involves taking the Eurotunnel shuttle, then following the motorway via Abbeville and Caen. Parts of this motorway are toll-free, as are the dual carriageways after Caen.
Getting to Brittany From France
Brest and Rennes are 593 km and 348 from Paris by car, respectively.
Flights from either Charles de Gaulle or ORLY airports to both Brest and Rennes are about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Brest Airport offers flights to and from other French cities.
Quimper, Lorient, and Lannion are also each served by their own airports:
Quimper Airport offers regular flights to Paris, and connections to 20 other French destinations via Paris.
Lorient Airport features daily direct flights to Paris and Lyon, and connecting flights to more than 40 destinations in and around Europe.
Lannion Airport (French only) Flights available to about 20 French destinations, as well as French Guyana, the Antilles, and La Réunion. Flights are also available to London, Madrid, and several other international destinations.
FROM UK :
Quimper - Travel Eurostar
For the smoothest, most stress-free route to Quimper, hop on the Eurostar from London's spectacular St Pancras International. It's easy to reach Quimper with Eurostar; simply change at Paris and travel on to Quimper with our partner, TGV.
- Hello to 186mph
From St Pancras International, our home in the heart of London, the high-speed Eurostar will whisk you to Paris Gare du Nord in a mere 2h 15.
- Change at Paris Gare du Nord
From Paris Gare du Nord, take Metro line 4 to Montparnasse-Bienvenue and then walk (or a taxi) to Gare Montparnasse for frequent connecting trains. The typical journey time of 7h 44 from London allows time for you to change in Paris, but this is intended as guidance only. We'll give you more precise times when you book your ticket.
Alternatively you might like to check out our other UK stations:
- Ebbsfleet International
Located just a few minutes from Junction 2 of the M25 and the Bluewater shopping centre, this stunning new station in Kent is easily accessible for people all over the South East.
Journey times from Ebbsfleet International are approximately 10 minutes shorter than those from St Pancras International.
- Ashford International, Kent
We're also still running services to and from our other trusty Kent station, Ashford International. For full details check our timetables.
Journey times from Ashford International are approximately 30 minutes shorter than those from St Pancras International.
- Paris Gare du Nord
Eurostar's clean and modern end destination in the heart of Paris is one of Europe's busiest stations.
Quimper Gare Centrale
Quimper Gare Centrale is minutes from the medieval old town. There is a bus stop and a taxi rank just outside the station and car-hire facilities inside.
The high-speed TGV train takes about 4 hours from Paris to Brest or Quimper.