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Transportation Options from Rennes Airport to Rennes Train Station

Rennes train station serves Brittany in northern France and connects the area to other train stations in France but also to international destinations around Europe. If you’re arriving at Rennes by plane and you plan to continue your trip by train, you can get from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station by taxi, bus or train.

An airport taxi from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station is the fastest and most convenient option to reach your destination directly whenever your flight lands. A great way to save time is to pre-book a personalised airport taxi and skip the line at the taxi rank. The ride takes about 15 minutes in average traffic and you can expect to pay around €16 for up to 4 passengers.

If you prefer to use public transportation, the bus is a very budget-friendly alternative that costs only €1.70 per traveller. However, there is no direct bus connection from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station. Bus line C6 will take you to Rennes from the airport, but you need to take another bus line or continue on foot to reach the train station.

Finally, you can reach the train station by train. There is no train station at Rennes Airport but you can walk to Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande station and take the train to Rennes. The total trip duration is around 20 minutes excluding wait times and costs €5 per traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €16 15min 24/7
Bus €3.40 40min 05:10–01:00
Train €10 20min 07:07–19:56

How to get from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station by taxi

Airport taxis are the best way to get from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station in only about 15 minutes in the comfort of a private vehicle. On-demand taxi service is available at the airport around the clock but you could also pre-book a personalised airport transfer to skip any line at the rank and save time; a great benefit if you’re in a hurry to catch a train at the station.

What's the cost of a taxi from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station?

Rennes taxis use a taximeter to calculate the fare, which mainly depends on distance, traffic conditions, and time of day. A taxi from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station costs around €16 during the daytime and €18 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 a personalised transfer from Rennes Airport.

Cost

€16

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*The price will vary unless the taxi is booked in advance.

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

Where do I take the taxi from?

You will find taxis lined up outside Rennes Airport 24/7 right outside the Arrivals Hall. If you have trouble locating it, look for the relevant signs guiding you there inside the terminal.

Convenience

Taking an airport taxi from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station is the most convenient option to enjoy a smooth arrival after your flight and take a break before continuing your trip by train. It’s not the cheapest option compared to public transport but Rennes taxi fares are moderate; it’s worth spending a few euros more to avoid the hassle of public transport and reach the train station in no time. If you’re in a hurry, consider pre-booking your ride to have a driver waiting for you upon arrival and save time.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with luggage or children, taking a taxi will ensure smooth and stress-free transportation directly to the train station. Public transportation may be cheaper but it involves walking, waiting, and carrying your belongings, which can be challenging.

Useful Tips

Most Rennes taxi drivers don't speak English so write down anything important in French.
After getting in the taxi, check that the taximeter is turned on and reset to the base fare of €2.50.
Card payment isn't always an option so it’s a good idea to carry some 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 Rennes train station by bus

If you prefer to use public transportation to get from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station, the best option is the bus. Bus line C6 will take you to Rennes from the airport and there are two options to reach the train station; you can either disembark at Colombier and continue with bus line B or disembark at Musée Beaux Arts and continue on foot for about 1 km. The total travel time is about 40 to 50 minutes depending on how you choose to reach the train station.

How much is the fare for the bus from Rennes Airport to Rennes railway station?

A single ticket for the bus from Rennes Airport to Rennes railway station costs €1.70. It’s valid for 60 minutes and you can use it on other buses or metro lines of the STAR network.

Cost

€1.70

Trip Duration

40 Min.

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

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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?

Bus line C6 departs from the bus stop located at the junction between Joseph Le Brix Avenue and Jules Vallès Avenue. It’s about 300 metres from the Passenger Terminal and you can reach it on foot in only 4 minutes.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station is the best value-for-money option if you’re a solo traveller or your budget is tight. However, you may find it less convenient if you’re carrying many pieces of luggage, you’re travelling with young children, or you’re in a hurry to catch a train from Rennes train station. Taking an airport taxi instead will ensure much smoother service directly to your destination.

Editor’s Note

The low bus fare makes it a popular choice to head to the city so keep in mind that during peak hours it may get crowded. Also, it's always possible to experience delays or timetable changes, which isn't ideal if you're in a hurry to catch a train.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket online 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.

How to get from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station by train

Another available public transport option to get from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station is by train. There is no train stop at the airport but you can walk to Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande station, which is 15 minutes away. From there, the train ride to Rennes station is only about 6 minutes.

How much is the train fare from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station?

A single adult fare for the TER train from Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande to Rennes train station starts at €5 for second class.

Cost

€5

Trip Duration

20 Min.

Departures from Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande station are scheduled every 40 to 60 minutes.

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Value for Money

The TER train runs from 07:07 until 19:56 daily. Please check the official website for any changes to the fixed timetable.

Where do I take the train from?

The nearest train station to Rennes Airport is in Saint-Jacques, which is a 15-minute walk from the Passenger Terminal. It’s advised to use the navigation on your mobile device to follow the shortest route there.

Convenience

Getting the train from Rennes Airport to Rennes railway station is a good option to reach the train platforms directly if you plan to catch a train. The travel time by train is short but you will need to get to the nearest train station, which is a 15-minute walk from the airport. This may not be an issue if you’re travelling with light luggage but if you have multiple pieces of luggage or you’re travelling with young children, it can be challenging.

Editor’s Note

If you plan to walk to the nearest train station from Rennes Airport, it's a good idea to check the official website as your trip approaches; there may be unexpected itinerary changes to the schedule, connections, and travel time.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket online on the SNCF website or from the ticket office at the train station.
Children up to 12 years old can use the train free of charge.
The TER train is accessible to travellers with reduced mobility or disabilities.
There are no restrictions regarding the luggage number and size on the TER train.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Rennes Airport to Rennes Train Station?

You can get from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station by airport taxi, bus, or train. Taking an airport taxi from the airport taxi rank is possible 24/7 but you can also pre-book your ride to save time. The driving time is around 20 minutes in average traffic and you can expect to pay around €16 to €18. The bus is the cheapest option, with a single fare at €1.70. You can take bus line C6, which runs daily and goes to the city from Rennes Airport. You can get off the bus at Colombier and take line B from there or get off at Musée Beaux Arts and continue on foot to the train station. The total trip duration is about 40 minutes. The final option is to take the train but note that there is no direct train connection from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station; you will need to walk 15 minutes to Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande station. The total trip duration is about 20 minutes and costs €5 per traveller.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Rennes Airport to Rennes Railway Station?

Local taxis in Rennes are metered and use different tariffs depending on the time of day and day of the week. For a taxi from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station, you can expect to pay around €16 during the day and €18 at night, on Sundays, and public holidays.

How far is the Rennes train station from Rennes Airport?

The distance from Rennes Airport to Rennes train station is 6.5 km north. The ride there takes about 15 minutes by car in average traffic.

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