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Transportation Options from Rennes Airport to the City Centre

Rennes is the capital of Brittany in northern France and it’s worth a visit if you wish to see more of the country besides the usual highlights. The nearest airport to the city is Rennes Airport, about 11 km south and you can easily get from Rennes Airport to the city centre by taxi, bus, or train.

Taking an airport taxi is the most convenient option to get from Rennes Airport to the city centre quickly and comfortably. On-demand taxi service is available at the airport 24/7 but you could also pre-book your airport taxi to skip the line at the rank and save time. The ride takes about 20 minutes in average traffic and you can expect to pay around €18 for a standard taxi that accommodates up to 4 passengers.

The bus from Rennes Airport to the city centre is a more budget-friendly alternative and the only convenient option when it comes to public transport. Bus line C6 runs daily and will take you from Rennes Airport to the city centre in about 35 minutes, not including wait time, and costs only €1.70 per traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €18 20min 24/7
Bus €3.40 34min 05:10–01:00

How to get from Rennes Airport to the city centre by taxi

The fastest way to get from Rennes Airport to the city centre is by taking a taxi from the rank or pre-booking a personalised airport taxi. The ride takes about 20 minutes in average traffic and it’s a great option, especially if you’re arriving at Rennes Airport early in the morning or late at night when public transport isn’t available.

What's the cost of a taxi from Rennes Airport to the city centre?

Local Rennes taxis are metred, so the fare is impacted by distance travelled, traffic conditions, and time of day.

A taxi from Rennes Airport to the city centre costs around €18 during the daytime and €20 during the nighttime but this is only an estimate. For a fixed fare that you’ll know and pay in advance, you can pre-book your taxi from Rennes Airport.

Cost

€18

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices will vary unless the taxi is booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Rennes Airport (RNS).

Where do I take the taxi from?

Taxis are available at Rennes Airport 24/7. The official taxi rank is located right outside the Arrivals Hall and you should see relevant signs guiding you there.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Rennes Airport to the city centre is a great way to save time and reach your accommodation directly without worrying about crowds, keeping track of timetables, or carrying your luggage around. You’ll simply get in a taxi and enjoy a comfortable ride to your hotel or apartment, ensuring a smooth arrival in Rennes. For an even better experience, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups and save time by skipping the line at the taxi rank.

Editor’s Note

An airport taxi is the ideal transportation option if you're carrying luggage or travelling with young children as you'll reach your accommodation directly. This is the best option if you want a seamless travel experience.

Useful Tips

Not all taxi drivers in Rennes speak English so write down anything important in French.
Once you enter the taxi, make sure that the taximeter is turned on and reset to the base fare of €2.50.
Not all taxis in Rennes accept card payments, so it’s a good idea to carry some small euros in cash just in case.
Tipping your taxi driver isn’t required or expected in Rennes but you can round up to the nearest euro if you receive great service.

How to get from Rennes Airport to the city centre by bus

If you prefer to use public transport, a good option is to take the bus from Rennes Airport to the city centre. Bus line C6 operated by STAR provides a direct connection to the city in about 34 minutes. It’s a good value-for-money option, ideal if you’re travelling on a budget.

How much is the fare for the bus from Rennes Airport to the city centre?

A single ticket for the bus from Rennes Airport to the city centre costs €1.70 and you can use it on other buses or metro lines of the STAR network for 60 minutes.

Cost

€1.70

Trip Duration

35 Min.

The average waiting time for bus line C6 is 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the time of day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Bus line C6 runs from 05:15 until 01:00 on weekdays, from 05:53 until 01:00 on Saturdays, and from 08:10 until 00:05 on Sundays and public holidays.

Where do I take the bus from?

The nearest bus stop for bus line C6 is located at the junction between Joseph Le Brix Avenue and Jules Vallès Avenue, which is 300 metres and a 4-minute walk from the terminal building.

Convenience

The bus from Rennes Airport to the city centre is the best value-for-money option and provides convenient service if you wish to keep transportation expenses as low as possible and don’t mind the short walk and wait. Departures are scheduled from the airport from early in the morning until late at night but keep in mind that you may need additional transportation from the bus stop to your final destination, which can increase the travel time and total cost.

Editor’s Note

Taking the bus is a reliable and convenient option, ideal for solo travellers on a budget. If you're travelling with many pieces of luggage, a taxi may be a better alternative; it will ensure direct transportation to your accommodation instead of carrying your luggage around from the bus stop in the city.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket online, at metro stations, or on the bus using a credit or debit card.
Children up to 12 years old can use the bus free of charge.
Most STAR buses are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the nearest airport to Rennes, France?

Rennes Airport is the nearest airport to Rennes, located approximately 11 km south. The drive from Rennes Airport to the city centre by taxi should take about 20 minutes in average traffic.

How do I get from Rennes Airport to the city centre?

Getting from Rennes Airport to the city centre is possible by taking a taxi or bus. Airport taxis provide 24/7 on-demand service but consider pre-booking your ride to save time. The ride takes about 20 minutes in average traffic and you can expect to pay around €18 during the day and €20 during the night. The bus is a cheaper option, with a single fare at €1.70. Bus line C6 operated by STAR runs daily and directly connects Rennes Airport to the city centre in about 34 minutes, excluding wait time.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Rennes Airport to the city centre of Rennes?

Taxis in Rennes are metred for in-city rides and the total fare depends mostly on the total distance driven and time of day. A transfer from Rennes Airport to the city centre costs around €18 if you’re travelling by day and €20 if you’re travelling by night.

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