How to reach Rennes

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© Office de Tourisme de Rennes Métropole

By train

There are several trains (TGV) on a typical week day from Paris, Lille and Lyon to Rennes. In the following is listed the number of round trips and journey times with a TGV (high speed train):

  • 20 TGV Paris, Montparnasse train station (Paris – West) – Rennes (2h03, but will be 1h40 in 2018)
  • 3 TGV Roissy, Charles de Gaulles airport – Rennes
  • 3 TGV Lille – Rennes
  • 2 TGV Lyon – Rennes

For more information see the French SNCF Railway server.

From the Rennes train station, to reach the venue, you can take the metro up to station “Les Lices” (1 minute) and then walk to the campus located Place Hoche (see the above Google map).

By plane

From Rennes-St Jacques airport there are more than 25 direct daily direct flights to/from French and European towns (Paris, Lyon, Nice, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, etc..).

For more information see the  Rennes Airport server.

To reach the venue from the airport:

  • Taxi : It is strongly advised to book a taxi directly from the airport, at daytime, the trip to the campus is about 20 €.
  • Bus : line #57 links St-Jacques to Rennes city center. Buses run from 6h50 to 19h45 about once an hour and every 10-15 minutes during the rush hours. Bus stops “Pommerais” or “Abbé Grimault” are 800 meters away from the airport in the St-Jacques village. (travel time around 20 min.) Once arrived at “République” which is the terminus of the line 57 (see the map), you are downtown, close to all attractions, hotels, and venue. To reach the venue from there, you can take the metro to “Les Lices”.