Brest Transportation

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    Private Car

    by Toyin Written Dec 21, 2004

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    There is reason to believe that going by a private means get you to places more conviniently. As I said, I was in Brest first time by air, and I couldnt get eneough of this region..so, I had to do it again by road. It is the wise thing to do.

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    Direct flight from London

    by bzh Updated Mar 27, 2003

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    Buzz now has a daily flight to Brest direct from London Stansted. Because Buzz is a "no-frills" airline, the prices are good. Flights are usually on time but considering it is the same plane that does the Marseilles-Brest route, a delay on the arrival from Marseilles will have a knock on effect on your return flight to Stansted.

    Note that those flights have been suspended for the duration of the month of April 2003 because Ryanair just bought Buzz. They will resume in May under the Ryanair brand.

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    Buses are the best way around

    by bzh Written Dec 11, 2002

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    Bibus, the local bus company has an extensive network that will take you to most places in Brest and around. If you plan to take it a lot, buy a carnet of 10 tickets from the specialised shops or cafes that have the bibus sign.

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    Comment y aller ?

    by Porteplume Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    .

    Français:

    Par automobile:
    La Bretagne n'est qu'à 3 heures de Paris par une autoroute gratuite. A partir de Rennes, des voies Express gratuites relient différentes villes bretonnes.

    Par train:
    Le TGV Atlantique relie Paris à Rennes en 2 h, comptez 4 h pour Brest ou Quimper. Des lignes TGV relient directement Lille (en 3 h 50) ou Lyon (en 4 h 30) à Rennes. Le train dessert les principales villes de Bretagne par TGV, Train Corail, ou TER.
    Autocars et bateaux prennent le relais pour les endroits inaccessibles en train.

    Par avion:
    Brest, Lorient, Quimper, Lannion et Rennes sont desservies au départ de Paris avec plusieurs vols quotidiens.

    English:

    By car:
    Brittany is only 3 hours from Paris driving a free autoway. After Rennes you'll find free large roads (Voies express) which go between all the biggest cities of Bretagne.

    By trein:
    The TGV Atlantique goes from Paris to Rennes in 2 hours, you need 4 hours to Brest or Quimper. TGV railway is to find from Lille (3 hours 50) or Lyon (4 hours 30) to Rennes.
    Most cities are reliable with TGV, Train Corail, or TER.

    By plane:
    Brest, Lorient, Quimper, Lannion and Rennes can be reached from Paris with many daily flights.

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    High speed train from Paris

    by bzh Written Dec 11, 2002

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    The SNCF (national railways) has several daily high speed trains to Brest. It takes 4 hours from Gare Montparnasse and there is no chance you'll miss the stop because Brest is where the train terminates.

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    By car is the best method to...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    By car is the best method to get here and to get around here. By bus is also possible, there are regular busses that go to the beach places around here.
    By car or bus. Ofcourse I had to go on a horse again ;)

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    Brest to Roscoff, public transport in Brittany

    by gwened Updated Jul 24, 2014

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    Roscoff is closer to Brest than Rennes and bus transport is localise here by department or region. So if Roscoff is your preferred destination you are better off with Brest.dept 29

    if you use the airport at Brest, you take the navette for 4,60€ to city center Brest drop off at train station,gare where there is the bus terminal too.
    http://www.cat29.fr/navette-aeroport.php

    from Brest bus terminal or gare routiére , take bus line 25 Roscoff - Lesneven (Brest)direction Ferry (Roscoff) and stop at Centre in Roscoff.
    The site for public transport in all of Bretagne is here,have it in English
    http://www.breizhgo.com/index.php/bretagne_en

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    Train is quite expensive in...

    by edelweiss Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Train is quite expensive in France but with car , it's the best way to go around (and there is a lot to see) You can find bus routes in Brittanny, less expensive but not as easy. Check train prices and timetables in Brest railway station, buses station is close to it . Staff will help with care. In town bus is the best and easiest transportation , ticket cost: 1 EUR

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    Train is quite expensive in...

    by ulricht Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Train is quite expensive in France but with car , it's the best way to go around (and there is a lot to see)
    You can find bus routes in Brittanny, less expensive but not so easy.
    Check train prices and timetables in Brest railway station, buses station is close to it .
    Staff will help with care.
    In town bus the best and easiest transportation , ticket cost: 1 EUR

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    How to get in and out of Brest

    by gwened Updated Jul 24, 2014

    The bus in Brest metro area is Bibus, ticket for one trip are now 1,40€ ,10 is 11,65€ , you have a network with same time from September to June with 14 lines with connection to tramway. Mondays to Saturdays the tramways work from 4h40 and the bus from 6h. the network tram and bus works 7/7 until 00h30 , bus and tramways are available at nights and weekends
    here are the lines and schedules in pdf files
    http://www.bibus.fr/plans_reseau.aspx

    the bus navette A takes you to the airport
    http://www.bibus.fr/wpFichiers/1/1/Ressources/file/BIBUS-Navette%20A%A9ro-2012.pdf
    the airport is at Guipavas.about 11,5 km and 23 mins by car.
    http://www.brest.aeroport.fr/vols-et-destinations/destinations/destinations-france

    you have for the département 29 FInistére, the public transports such as buses, bus regional of Penn-ar-Bed, the TER trains Région Bretagne, the boat with the maritime company of Penn-ar-Bed ; and the car shaing or covoiturage all in place here
    http://www.viaoo29.fr/

    to go over all of Brittany region public transports to all Breton départements, train, bus, sncf cars buses, tramways,metro, boats and airplane you go here
    http://www.breizhgo.com/bretagne_en

    for the vélo or bike, this is a pdf file to explain it all, large file
    http://www.brest.fr/fileadmin/user_upload/Cadre_de_vie_Deplacement/Se_deplacer/Fichiers/Cartevelo.pdf

    There is about 4000 parking places in town, fo which 2400 are underground. the parking is payable between 9h to 12h30 and 14h to 18h30 from Mondays to Saturdays except holidays and Sundays . The covered parking garages are Saint-Louis, pl de la Liberté, Coat ar Gueven, Colbert, Branda and Jaurès. You have metered parking above ground at Port de commerce, Pilier Rouge, Recouvrance, St Marc, St Pierre, Lambézellec ,and Daumier-Europe.
    i have used Recouvrance, Port de commerce, pl de la liberté, and by the fort area.here are the parking with maps location
    http://www.stationner-a-brest.com/parkings.php

    you can come to Brest by the N165 or the N12, using route planner
    www.viamichelin.com and for traffic info in addition
    www.v-trafic.com

    10 roundtrips between Brest and Paris per day.by train
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/bretagne/gare/Brest.aspx
    http://www.gares-en-mouvement.com/en/frbes/votre-gare/

    by boat from the port de Roscoff (65 km from Brest). Brittany Ferries does the run from England (Plymouth),Ireland (Cork) , and Spain(Bilbao).
    http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/
    Some cruises does stop here
    http://www.brest.port.fr/fr/infos-pratiques/plan-d-acces

    to move by taxis, the most reliable and known is taxi Brestois
    http://www.taxisbrestois.com/

    gare de Brest pont dela Recouvrance tramway of Brest tramway by place de la libert�� driving on Clemenceau and tramway passing
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    How to get here in and out at Brest

    by gwened Updated Nov 30, 2013

    direct TGV train service from Paris montparnasse, very nice train station with all modern amenities and bus or gare routiére next door for buses.
    Here is a brief description on the train station or gare in French for the local service
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/bretagne/gare/Brest.aspx

    This is for the TGV service
    http://www.tgv.com/en
    which will take you to the voyages-sncf site for purchase of e ticket on site.

    There is ,also,a nearby airport .in English here
    http://www.brest.aeroport.fr/en/
    Tél : 02 98 32 86 00 - Fax : 02 98 32 86 03
    with a bus navette service to city center
    http://www.bibus.fr/wpFichiers/3/5/Ressources/file/Navette%20A%A9roport.pdf
    www.brest.aeroport.fr/fr/acces/bus.html
    the bus has correspondance with the line A of the Tramway at the station Porte de Guipavas. the service is done 7/7 days from 5h30 to 23h00,all year except May 1st. The ticket now is 1.40€ (good for one hour on all the tram- bus network). You arrive from airport at place de la liberté or place de Strasbourg or porte de Guipavas as such
    place de la liberté you have correspondance with lines 1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10
    place de Strasbourg you have correspondance with lines 5,7,8,11-14,1é, and P bus tram
    the tickets are on sale from the bus conductor,online at bibus.fr, distribution machines at tramway stations,boutique bibus(33 avenue Clemenceau/station LIberté) and relais B. By the end of 2013 you will be able to get them from 30 ATM bank machines of Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne (CMB).
    bibus transport info line at +33 (0) 2 98 80 30 30
    airport info line +33 (0) 2 98 32 86 00

    driving is great to plan your routing here the best is www.viamichelin.com
    and plenty of parking inside the city such as St Louis, and Liberté in centre city.My way to travel, and you have it all here from the city of Brest
    http://www.stationner-a-brest.com/
    is in French but as above you see the parkings names across the top and their pricing here
    http://www.stationner-a-brest.com/tarifsFonctParkLib.php

    if you are going to stay for several days, you can get the PIAF, is a small machine that will allow you to park anywhere in the city for as much as needed; you charge and get the machine at the boutique PIAF « Stationner à Brest » 53 rue Branda ,or online at www.monpiaf.fr.
    http://joomla.monpiaf.fr/fr/boutique?page=shop.browse&category_id=13

    The road easiest here from Paris is the autoroute Océane or A11-E50/A81 passing by Rennes. The road N12 running from Rennes to Brest . the road N165 passing from Nantes to Brest

    for inter urban buses and coming from other cities in Brittany or Finistére this is the site
    http://www.viaoo29.fr/

    For help in transports in all the Brittany region with schedules for the train, car, bus, tramway, métro, boats and airplane check this site
    www.breizhgo.com

    Taxis you have a good one, at
    234 Rue Jean Jaurès with contacts
    Tél : 02 98 806 806 - Fax : 02 98 02 34 83 -
    email: taxi@taxi806.com
    and webpage www.taxi806.co

    you can exchange foreign currencies at banks but ,also, at this bureau
    open mondays to Fridays 9h to 12h30 and 14h to 18h30
    Saturdays same as above but closes at 17h
    7 rue Comtesse de Carbonniéres, tel +33 (0) 2 98 44 71 17 open all year.
    here is a site with the info and the map; I took the info from a flyer in the tourist office.
    http://www.ouestchange.fr/bureau-de-change-de-brest/

    under canopies to train station Brest the gare de Brest the parking city center Saint Louis the Total gas station before reaching centre Brest the paying machines at p Saint Louis
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    ride a bus or tramway in Brest

    by gwened Updated Nov 22, 2013

    The local transport is very good, not that I try it but saw it working,and the frequency even in a holiday weekend was great.

    There are lines of tramways and buses zigzagging the city at all times, and the stops are very easy especially the tramways. The service starts like about 6h and last until midnight in some stations.
    the site for the tramway in French
    http://www.letram-brest.fr/projet/le-trace/

    Along rue de Siam and Jean Jaurés is magnificent.
    cost now is 1,35€ tickets gets you all over, and 10 tickets are 11€ regular prices, there are reduce for large families etc, but for the tourist the reg prices are good.
    http://www.bibus.fr/1/216.aspx

    The bus boutique agency is at 33 Avenue Clémenceau with contacts
    Tél : 02 98 80 30 30 - Fax : 02 98 34 40 18
    email; contact@bibus.fr
    you can even order your tickets online prepaid credit here
    http://boutique.bibus.fr/index.php?p=YTlkMzlmOWFhZDk1ZDViMmNhZDlhYjYzZDNjYWQz

    here are all the bus lines and the A tramway stops
    http://www.bibus.fr/plans_reseau.aspx

    The ticket now cost 1,40€ and is good one hour on one ticket with all transports Tram + Bus de Bibus . There is a ticket for one day cost now is 3,80€ ,you can buy it on board or at the agency boutique or automatic machines in the stations as well. The weekends and holidays the ticket cost 3,80€ will allow to travel unlimited for 4 persons

    To go outside of town you get on the Penne Ar Bed network, serving these nearby communities, Quimper ,Le Conquet,Saint-Renan,Saint-Renan-Lampaul-Plouarzel,Saint-Renan-Ploudalmézeau, Guipronvel-Milizac,Plouguerneau par Lannilis,Kerlouen par Plabennec,Lesneven-Brignogan,Lesneven-Roscoff,Loperhet-Daoulas-Le Faou,Saint-Divy-Ploudaniel.
    tickets are now at 1,50€ if buy on the bus the cost is 2€, the bus terminal is at Gare Routière de Brest , Place du 19è Régiment d'Infanterie.

    aussi le transport breizhgo and via0029 in the other thread.

    tramway on rue de Siam tramway on rue jean Jaur��s bus in action by ave georges clemenceau two tramways crossing at rue de Siam gare routi��re or bus station next to train station
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    Train and Bus

    by alectrevor Updated Nov 11, 2014

    Trains run to Paris , Rennes, Quimper, Morlax, Landermeux etc. The map shows routes. The Buses go from the front of the rail station. I used the train on my holiday around Brittany with my stays in Le Mans, Rennes, Brest and Quimper. I bought my ticket at rail station as soon as possible before departure [ day before ] Tickets can be bought online.also. from SNCF. A tip is to reseach on line before you travel at home, has french rail stations dont seem to show timetables , only small leaflets.

    Brest train station Area train map  Brest at left

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    We got there by train, perfect...

    by bean Written Aug 24, 2002

    We got there by train, perfect from Paris, or as we did, from any of the TGV stations along the railroad (Morlaix, St. Brieuc),
    The bus or boats! Especially the last option is great! You can really travel here by using the boats to the different islands: taking a single trip to the island from one place and leaving the island towards another destination!

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    Bus Transportation in Brest

    by Toyin Written Dec 21, 2004

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    Moving around Brest itself is better by Bus. They are available, cheap and almost always empty. However, I enjoyed just walking the town, its great.

    Bus transport within Brest.
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