Visiting Brittany and north-west France is easy thanks to regular direct flights to Brest. Brest is well connected to UK airports, with Brest Bretagne Airport enjoying links to London, Southampton, Birmingham and Southend – just to name a few potential journeys. Add in car hire, convenient shuttle buses, and proximity to the coast, and flying to Brest is a hassle-free option.
Brest-Bretagne is the only arrival point for people who are flying to Brest. Around 6 miles northeast of the city itself, Bretagne is well linked to the city via a 10 minute shuttle bus ride (buses leave at least every hour throughout the day). A taxi rank can be found outside Arrivals, and the fare to Brest should be about EUR20–25, while car hire outlets are available onsite for self-driving visitors.
Airlines serving Brest-Bretagne Airport include popular carriers like Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe. Services fly from London Southend all year round, and seasonal summer schedules apply for flights from Southampton or Birmingham. So, convenient routes should always be on offer.
Flying to Brest is often the fastest and easiest way to get to Brittany – one of France's premier tourist regions. Travellers can access the province's fine beaches, craggy coastline and excellent food in one to two hours from a range of UK airports. By comparison, ferries will take well over four hours in most cases, and trains via Paris could take even longer. Arrivals can pick up rental vehicles at the airport, making it easy to reach coastal resorts, and transfers to Brest are simple. So flying mixes speed and convenience in a handy combination.
Brest is Brittany's second most important port and the main hub of western Brittany, making it a great place to launch explorations of that gorgeous region. In the city itself, visitors can learn about its maritime past and the life of the sea at Oceanopolis, take urban cable car rides to access fantastic views of the harbour and marvel at architectural highlights like the Pont de l’Iroise bridge. But getting out of town is doubly rewarding. From the atmospheric historic port at St Malo, to the elegance of Nantes and picture-perfect beaches, it's a region with so much to offer.