How to get in and out of Dinan
I come here by car but public transport is alive and well.
You have parking above ground like Duguesclin, Champ Clos, and Thiers, as well as underground garages that I do like Hotel de ville .
The road is easy from Vannes or Rennes(coming from Paris) D137 connects with D794
Brest on N24 to Ploërmel than D766
Vannes N165 to N166 to ploermel than D766
The train is TER Bretagne, train station is at Place du 11 Novembre 1918
the booking is eventually done here
by bus you have Illenno, CAT, and Dinan bus, and Ti'Bus the regional bus service
Illenoo to Dinard and Rennes
CAT takes you to Dinan / St Malo - Dinan / Dinard - Dinan / Ploubalay / Lancieux / St Jacut - Dinan / St Cast - Dinan / St Brieuc
The Dinan bus has line 1 Place Duclos / Fontaine des Eaux ,Line 2 : Place Duclos / Gare / Pôle santé, Line 3 : Place Duclos / Quartier de l'europe / Ste Anne
1 ticket : 0,85€
Carnet de 10 : 7,30€
pdf file with hours, schedules
show the itineraries in central column here
A public transport all in the region of Brittany for all modes of Transports is
Taxi out of train station or call +33 02.96.39.06.00 the taxi dinannais
airports are those of Rennes the closest.
the local one is at
Airport Dinard-St Malo-Pleurtuit
Condor Ferries - Gare maritime de St-Malo
Port de Dinan
and from st Malo
local covoiturage or car ride sharing is TICOLO
- Road Trip
- Castles and Palaces
Petit Train Of Dinan
A nice way of seeing the old town and the river in Dinan is by land train.On this trip you will discover the old town with its half timbered houses,the Basilica of Saint Saviour,the Clock Tower and Clock Square,the Ramparts and the Viaduct.The train then descends the hill towards the River Rance for some lovely views of the town bridge and the marina.
The 40 minute trip costs 6 euro/adult and 4 euro/child.A commentary will be given in English.
- Historical Travel
Driving in France
In June/July 2006 we had a 9 day driving holiday in France. We caught a car ferry from Dover to Calais, drove down through Normandy, popped into Brittany and then caught the ferry back to Dover from Boulogne-sur-Mer.
We chose to take our own car over, as the cost of the ferry and petrol was significantly cheaper than flying from London and hiring a car in France. I also feel a lot more comfortable travelling in our own car as opposed to a hire car.
The only negative thing about driving our car in France is that it is a right hand drive car, and French cars are left hand drive, which means that tolls/tickets machines etc are on the wrong side of the car for the driver to operate…luckily I was able to assist in these duties from the passenger seat, but I do feel sorry for the solo traveller in these situations.
Driving in France is great. The roads are good and the sign posting is excellent. You can hoon along on the wide tollways/freeways, or travel along pretty coastal roads, soaking up the atmosphere of the French countryside. Just remember which side of the road you have to drive on if you come over from the UK.
- Road Trip
This tourism train take you to the main sites of Dinan including the beautiful river-side Dinan. It takes 40 minutes and cost €6 and €4 for adults and children, respectively. Hours: 9h -15. Its an ideal way to see the town when your time is limited.
The train starts from Theatre des Jacobins
Le Petit Train
For senior citizens with a limited walking capacity, the upper part of Dinan is relatively easy (except perhaps for the cobblestones). Getting to the Port is not stressful because it is downhill. But how to get back up to the town center? (I do not think there are taxis). The tourist train makes stops at 3 points: the Theatre des Jacobins, Pl. du Champs Clos and the Port (du Plaisance). The charge fo a 45 minute circuit is 5 euro. If seniors check the schedule they can be at the Port stop and take only a part of the circuit and see everything. Most tourist trains are not situated in venues that are formidible like Dinan, but it is always worth considering if no other transportation is available.
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