Rennes train station I pass and change there every week for my job. The trip to Brest is nice;even if not the train fan myself,job obliged.
From the airport Rennes ,which is in the village of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande , you take bus 57 ,takes about 20 minutes, cost 1,40€ and goes to train station at place de la Republique in center of Rennes. You come out of airport and takes left on avenue Joseph Le Brix for about 300 meters, cross a small plaza and just in front is the bus stop call « Aire Libre Aéroport ». take the bus direction Rennes République ,and get off at stop call . The bus line works from mondays to saturdays every 20 minutes.
Hope it helps,and welcome to Brittany ::)
excellent service of buses in the city, bike rentals and metro at Rennes
one metro line and 65 bus lines crisscross the city on the network STAR
22 inter urban and 43 urban bus lines and 16 stops of metro
price is 1,40€ and you can get the 10 tickets too for 12,20€
you have 3 agencies in town including the train station where you can buy them or about 120 businesses in town that sells them too.
more questions, problems you can contact them
rue Jean-Marie Huchet - C.S. 94001 - 35040 RENNES Cedex.
téléphone :+33 (0) 2 99 27 40 00
fax :+33 (0) 2 99 27 40 27
the site for the bike in Rennes
questions you can contact them here
email : email@example.com
here is in pdf files the bus and metro lines plans
very nice train station gateway to Brittany, I link up here many times with trains going to Paris or elsewhere. Its a medium size station with escalators, and easy to find yourself.
the purchasing site in France is
but the best schedules in Brittany see the TER site on contact. and the info in French here
The main entry point to Brittany and the TGV line
The buses are very efficent in rennes but have become much less popular since the advent of the rennes metro system.
However it is necessary to take the bus to the outer regions of the cityas the metro is fairly limited in its stops. I ususally live on the outskirts of the city in a place called noyal and i am reuqired to catch the bus.
One piece of advice, always travel with a ticket as the controllers love nothing more than to give you a fine. Even if your a foreigner
The train station in Rennes is both large and modern for a town the size of Rennes.
it has an abundance of resturants and shops for all your last minute needs.
In the last few years it has also expanded. It is a popular train station because Rennes is the capital of the region and a logical starting point for those who want to travel in the region.
Probabaly the best way to get to Rennes from Paris is by TGV.
the trip is fast, about 3 hours and very efficient. I have done this route many times and can honestly say its the way to go.
for information about reservation and prices check out the website
The rennes Metro is very new (last 5 years) and is a quick and easy way to get around the city.
After Lille and Toulouse, Rennes is the third French city to introduce a VAL metro system (short for Véhicule automatique léger). The first line is a north-south route through the city centre. the metro started operating regularly on 16 March 2002.
As a university student is was a great way to get around town. The metro closes fairly late so you can go out till reasonably late then catch the metro home.
It is not as big or confusing as in Paris and is more comfortable ,plus the infrastructure is a lot newer.
Rennes is but a two-hour ride on the TGV from Paris. Its modern gare SNCF is located south of the Vilaine, around twenty minutes' walk from the tourist office and a little more from the medieval quarter. The gare routière is immediately east of the gare SNCF on boulevard Solferino.
Rennes airport is ideally situated in the heart of Brittany in the west of France. Quick and easy to get to the airport is just 10 minutes from the town centre, 35 minutes from Laval, 40 minutes from St Malo and Redon, and, thanks to free dual carriage ways, only an hour from St Brieuc and Vannes.
Take flight from Paris-Orly (around 50 minutes).
Or by train (TGV) from Paris-Montparnasse (around 130 minutes, FF270 for 2nd class).
Rent a car (see next) for getting around.
Or take train (SNCF) from Rennes to Saint-Malo (around 60 minutes), to Dinan (around 70 minutes, transfer at Dol-de-Bretagne). The picture was taken in Rennes's SNCF station.
AVIS car rental - Rennes airport (Aerport de St-Jacques), (02)9930-0119. Rennes SNCF station (Gare SNCF), (02)9950-5369. Cost is FF940 for two days compact car including all insurances (Rent from Rennes airport and return to Rennes SNCF station).