Rennes Transportation

  • station at bd de Chézy
    station at bd de Chézy
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    closer at bd de chézy into town view
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    bus line 2 by place de Bretagne
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    Rennes Metro

    by Maximilian21 Written Apr 11, 2005

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    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.

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    TGV to Rennes

    by Maximilian21 Written Apr 11, 2005

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    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

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    La Gare de Rennes

    by Maximilian21 Written Apr 11, 2005

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    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.

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    The Bus

    by Maximilian21 Written Apr 11, 2005

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    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

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    The TGV Comes to Rennes

    by Goner Written Jun 19, 2004

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    The Gare

    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.

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    bus airport to train station Rennes

    by gwened Updated Mar 25, 2014

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    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 was 1,40€(check site for updates) , 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.

    and yes the train station is next to bus station or gare next to gare routiére. passing by again and this time needed a bus to finish my trip, train lines work.

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    Take flight from Paris-Orly...

    by JoeyWu Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    AVIS car rental - Rennes...

    by JoeyWu Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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).

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    Gare or train station Rennes

    by gwened Updated Oct 22, 2012
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    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
    www.voyages-Sncf.com

    but the best schedules in Brittany see the TER site on contact. and the info in French here
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/bretagne/gare/Rennes.aspx

    The main entry point to Brittany and the TGV line

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    the bike or Vélo at Rennes

    by gwened Written Mar 9, 2014
    bike station across from train station Rennes
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    Rennes is rather compact, and do not know how you can ride a bike here, but people do it so for sake of information here it is for Rennes

    the site for the bike in Rennes
    https://www.levelostar.fr/
    questions you can contact them here
    email : contact@levelostar.fr

    its the typical system as elsewhere in France, you can do it for a day ,week or a year at the bornes or machines that takes your reservation. The first 30 minutes is free. The bike or vélo STAR is not allowed in the interior of the buses, metro or trains.

    The bike system STAR is available 24h/24, 7/7. There are 83 stations with about 900 bikes available. normally there are near a métro,bus, intercity bus or the train station SNCF.

    to subscribe you need to file a form
    https://www.levelostar.fr/fr/adherez.html
    you need a print copy of your bank card.once form done, you will get an email, with your code of four numbers. with this and login you can access the system. They will ask you for a deposit guarantee of 150€ ,they will charge you,just kept in standby.
    the prices are starting after the first free half an hour:
    de 30mn à 1h : 1€
    de 1h à 2h : 2€
    de 2h à 3h : 3€
    de 3h à 6h : 10€
    between 6h et 10h : 24€
    between 10h et 24h : 48€

    the machines depot of the bikes showing here with a bank card logo you can do the procedure at the bike station
    https://www.levelostar.fr/fr/stations/liste-des-stations.html

    to get your bike for the day go to the bike station showing above bank card accepted
    entered your bank card you use to rented. put in your bank code and the temporary number y ou were given when you rented the bike , make a secret four digits code, choose the bike available on the screen. take the number of the chains given, and go to the bike to unlock, the bike will then be free to use

    hope it helps

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    Rennes airport is ideally...

    by shiran_d Written Aug 25, 2002

    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.

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    bus ,and metro at Rennes

    by gwened Updated Mar 9, 2014
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    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

    http://www.star.fr/

    price is 1,40€ and you can get the 10 tickets too for 12,20€ (check site for updates)
    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
    Keolis Rennes
    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
    email :
    transports@agglo-rennesmetropole.fr

    here is in pdf files the bus and metro lines plans
    http://www.star.fr/fr/se-deplacer/itineraires/plan-de-lignes-et-reseau.html

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