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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Rennes

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Paris to Rennes is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
22:022h22
Paris Gare Montparnasse
00:24Rennes station
£461One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
07:002h03
Paris Gare Montparnasse
09:03Rennes station
£541One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:501h35
Paris Gare Montparnasse
22:25Rennes station
£701One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:102h01
Paris Gare Montparnasse
22:11Rennes station
£701One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TER
15:285h13
Paris Gare Montparnasse
20:41Rennes, Beaulieu Chimie
£721One-way
1 change

Train timetableParis to Rennes

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
SNCF | TGV INOUI
06:531h32
Paris Gare Montparnasse
08:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
06:531h46
Paris Gare Montparnasse
08:39Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
07:002h03
Paris Gare Montparnasse
09:03Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
07:281h57
Paris Gare Montparnasse
09:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
07:282h11
Paris Gare Montparnasse
09:39Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:521h47
Paris Gare Montparnasse
11:39Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:521h33
Paris Gare Montparnasse
11:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:521h33
Paris Gare Montparnasse
11:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:531h32
Paris Gare Montparnasse
14:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:531h32
Paris Gare Montparnasse
14:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:531h46
Paris Gare Montparnasse
14:39Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
13:141h38
Paris Gare Montparnasse
14:52Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
13:502h15
Paris Gare Montparnasse
16:05Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
13:501h35
Paris Gare Montparnasse
15:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
14:371h46
Paris Gare Montparnasse
16:23Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
14:371h46
Paris Gare Montparnasse
16:23Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
14:372h02
Paris Gare Montparnasse
16:39Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TER
14:453h16
Paris Gare Montparnasse
18:01Rennes station
1 change
SNCF | TER
15:285h13
Paris Gare Montparnasse
20:41Rennes, Beaulieu Chimie
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
16:421h57
Paris Gare Montparnasse
18:39Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
16:421h36
Paris Gare Montparnasse
18:18Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
17:082h01
Paris Gare Montparnasse
19:09Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
18:082h36
Paris Gare Montparnasse
20:44Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
18:081h35
Paris Gare Montparnasse
19:43Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
18:362h25
Paris Gare Montparnasse
21:01Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
19:501h35
Paris Gare Montparnasse
21:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
19:501h35
Paris Gare Montparnasse
21:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
19:501h53
Paris Gare Montparnasse
21:43Pontchaillou
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:102h01
Paris Gare Montparnasse
22:11Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:501h35
Paris Gare Montparnasse
22:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
20:501h35
Paris Gare Montparnasse
22:25Rennes station
0 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
22:022h22
Paris Gare Montparnasse
00:24Rennes station
0 changes

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Train times from Paris to Rennes

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 32 m

Average

1 h 59 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

308 km

Of the 32 trains that leave Paris for Rennes every day 21 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
06:531h32
Paris Gare Montparnasse
08:25Rennes station
£861One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:531h32
Paris Gare Montparnasse
14:25Rennes station
£861One-way
0 changes
Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:531h32
Paris Gare Montparnasse
14:25Rennes station
£1301One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:521h33
Paris Gare Montparnasse
11:25Rennes station
£861One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:521h33
Paris Gare Montparnasse
11:25Rennes station
£861One-way
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Overview: Train from Paris to Rennes

distanceDistance190 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£62 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF TER or SNCF (3)

Trains from Paris to Rennes cover the 190 miles long route taking on average 1 h 28 min with our travel partners like TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF TER or SNCF (3). Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £31, but the average price of train tickets is £62. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive in Rennes.

Train Paris Rennes

Rennes is approximately 191 miles (308 km) from the romantic city of Paris. After booking your ticket, set a side on average about 1h 42 min as travel time. Roughly, 182 trains from Paris to Rennes make this journey. To save time, you can take a direct train to Rennes from Paris, and two trains make one change during the journey. The fastest train Paris - Rennes, takes about 1h 26min while the slowest takes roughly 3h 15 min. The frequency and schedule of the trains may vary during the weekends and public holidays.

Paris to Rennes Train Time: Daily Departures

Approximately 26 trains depart from The Paris station to Rennes daily. Every hour, there is a train to Rennes available. The first train from Paris to Rennes starts its journey at about 6:59 a.m. and takes roughly 1h 26min to cover the distance between the two cities. The train arrives in Rennes at around 8:25 a.m. The last train departs Paris at about 9:48 p.m. getting to Rennes in roughly 2h 11 min and arriving at around 11:59 p.m. Passengers can access the train schedule by going to the Omio website and searching for train schedule Paris to Rennes.

Boarding your train Paris Rennes

Navigating Gare Montparnasse Station, the boarding place for your train from Paris to Rennes is easy. The trains depart from the upper concourse, above the street level and two storeys above the Metro station. At the top of the escalators in Hall 1, you will see the trains and other passengers hanging out as they check the electronic departure screens. To access the main concourse, you will walk toward the trains. The concourse is usually crowded. It would be better if you waited out in Hall 1. Your train departure platform will be confirmed between 10 and 20 minutes before departure on the screen. You must be on the platform to board your train a minimum of two minutes before the train departs. Barriers at the station are closed about two minutes before departure.

Paris: View of La Defence in the Business District.

Paris: View of La Defence in the Business District. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the train departure in Paris and arrive in Rennes?

All trains from Paris to Rennes depart from Gare Montparnasse Railway Station. The station operates about 2.2 miles (3.6 km) from Paris city centre. A taxi will take roughly 16 minutes from downtown Paris to the station and about 40 minutes on foot. Alternatively, the cheaper option is taking the line 39 bus. If you arrive a few minutes before departure, you can wait in the waiting areas or the lounge for First Class ticket holders. Rennes Railway Station receives all the trains from Paris to Rennes.

When is the best time to book your train ticket Paris Rennes?

Booking your train to Rennes from Paris between 6:59 a.m. and 7:06 a.m. will cut your ticket cost on the trains provided by almost half. They are off-peak hours for most providers on that route. Additionally, you may consider booking the night train that departs a few minutes before 10:00 p.m. as it is one of the cheapest trains from Paris to Rennes.

What to see between Paris and Rennes

Rest assured that your journey in train from pars to Rennes will be adventurous. As the train leaves the Paris station, enjoy the view of the Eiffel tower. The train will also cross a bridge giving you a spectacular view of La Seine. The spectacular stretch of Parc Suzanne Lenglen is also on your way to Rennes. Other interesting sights that you may spot during your journey to Rennes include:

  • Parc de l'ile Saint-Germain
  • Parc de Billiancourt
  • La Seine Musicale
  • Stade de Jussieu
  • Place du Marché Notre-Dame

Information on Rennes Railway Station

Rennes Railway Station operates about 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from Rennes city centre. The distance is about a 12 minute drive or roughly 20 minutes when walking. The station is the seventh largest railway station in France and receives all the high-speed trains from Paris to Rennes. Take advantage of the several restaurants and shops at the station's upper level after alighting your train. Other useful facilities at the station include:

  • Waiting area
  • Frequent traveller lounge
  • Lost property office
  • Charging station
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Photo development device
  • Toilets and accessible toilets

Night trains Paris Rennes

Night trains from Paris to Rennes account for roughly 7 daily departures. The first Paris to Rennes night train starts its journey at around 7:59 p.m. and arrives in Rennes at about 9:25 p.m. The fast train from Paris to Rennes takes approximately 1h 26min to cover the distance between the two cities. The last night train departs at about 9:48 p.m.and gets to Rennes around 11:59 p.m. The night trains from Paris to Rennes are direct and depart after every hour.

SNCF ǀ TER trains Paris to Rennes

SNCF ǀ TER trains provide two trains from Paris to Rennes daily translating to 14 trains per week. The first train departs for Rennes at around 7:44 a.m. and takes roughly 2h 17min to cover the distance. The train arrives in Rennes at around 10:01 a.m. The train makes one change at Sable, and the transfer lasts about 10 minutes. The last SNCF ǀ TER train Paris to Rennes starts its journey at about 2:48 p.m., arriving at its destination at around 6:03 p.m. The train is the slowest on the route and is on the rail for roughly 3h 15min. It also makes one change during its journey at Angers Saint-Laud Station. The transfer happens for about 18 minutes before the journey to the destination continues.

SNCF ǀ TGV INOUI trains Paris to Rennes

On average, about 25 SNCF ǀ TGV INOUI trains go to Rennes from Paris. The SNCF ǀ TGV INOUI trains are convenient to passengers in terms of time management as they are all direct. The first SNCF ǀ TGV INOUI train starts its journey at around 6:59 a.m. and gets to Rennes at about 8:25 a.m. The high-speed train is among the fastest on the route taking roughly 1h 26min to cover the distance. The last train departs at about 9:48 p.m., and takes 2h 11min getting to Rennes at about midnight. The last train is the cheapest train from Paris to Rennes. The Paris to Rennes train speed is roughly 186 mph (300km/h).

Trains Paris to Rennes: Sustainability Travel

When you take a train from Paris to Rennes you are contributing to a greener environment. In France, the transport industry is responsible for 30 % of energy consumption, but trains only use 0.6 % of that, making them more energy sustainable. Trains also have a lower carbon footprint than driving your car. Due to the large capacity of trains, fewer cars on the road ease traffic congestion. They are economically sustainable as the train fares are relatively lower than flights and buses. All the trains from Paris to Rennes have dustbins available, keeping the environment clean.

Train Paris to Rennes: Services on Board

All trains from Paris to Rennes offer two seating classes. You can check in to the First Class cabin if your budget is flexible. First Class offers complimentary food during your journey and recliner seats with extra leg room. The Second Class seats are also specious. You can also purchase food and snacks from the café bar. All passengers can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi available on board or charge their devices at the power plugs next to the window seats. You should reserve your seat in advance as seats are not always available. Reserving your seats allows you to choose the seat you prefer. Other useful onboard services include:

  • Luggage: TER trains have no maximum luggage size or weight imposed as long as you can carry it yourself. The SNCF | TGV INOUI trains allow either two hand luggage not exceeding 36 by 27 by 15 cm or one hand luggage and one cabin luggage maximum 55 by 35 by 25 cm. Each trip also allows a maximum of two pushchairs.
  • Bikes: Passengers can bring their bikes on their train Paris Rennes. You can store it in a designated bicycle storage space on the trains. Foldable bikes should be stored in a hard case or soft casing and should not exceed 120 by 90 cm.
  • Pets: You can bring your pet on any train from Paris to Rennes. Pets weighing less than 6 kg must be in a carrier and be placed on your lap or at your feet, while pets more than 6 kg should be on a leash. In Second Class, pets are at an additional ticket cost. Guide dogs are allowed on board for free and travel at your feet.
  • Accessibility: Staff members on the train are ready to help passengers in wheelchairs on the trains from Paris to Rennes. It would be best to contact your provider in advance to find out if your coach is wheelchair accessible.

When to book your train tickets from Paris to Rennes

You are more likely to reduce your Paris to Rennes train ticket cost if you purchase in advance. You can book your tickets months in advance as sometimes there are tickets on sale. If you have a flexible schedule, you can board the slower trains. You might spend more time on your trip but will have saved some money. Taking the early morning or the last night train is another way to save on cost. Alternatively, purchase a flexible ticket. The ticket allows you to alter your travel date and time without incurring additional Paris to Rennes train cost.

To Rennes by train — travel tips

Rennes is known for its traditional half-timbered houses, and its history dates back more than two thousand years back when it was a small Gallic village called Condate. Your to-do list while in Rennes will be full of activities and attractions. You can start by enjoying walking in the sublime gardens on the highest hill in the city Parc du Thabor. The garden has several varieties of flowers that at one time were attended to by monks. Get schooled about the history of Rennes and France while taking a tour of Parc du Thabor. Visit Musée des Beaux-Arts to see the work of artists like Christophe-Paul de Robien, Georges de la Tour and Michelangelo. You can also take your children to Enigmaparc, an indoor amusement park with labyrinths and treasure hunts. Other exciting places that you may visit during your time in Rennes are:

  • Écomusée du Pays de Rennes
  • Parc des Gayeulles
  • Les Champs Libres
  • Marché des Lices
  • Rennes Cathedral
  • Opéra de Rennes
  • Parc Oberthür
  • Musée de Bretagne

Rennes: View of the Opera Theater.

Rennes: View of the Opera Theater. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go from Rennes?

After alighting your train Paris to Rennes Station, several nearby cities are worth visiting. Go see the sunset and relax at the sandy beaches in Dinard. The city is roughly 45 miles (72.4 km) from Rennes, a journey of 57 min. Tour Château de Laval in Laval and explore its renaissance wing and the circular tower that dates back to the 13th Century. Laval City is about an hour from Rennes, a distance of 46.4 miles (74.7 km). Additionally, drive for an hour to explore the old town, once a stronghold for privateers (pirates approved by the King) in the middle ages. The walled city of Saint Malo is roughly 43 miles (69.4 km) from Rennes.

FAQs: Paris to Rennes train

FAQs: Travel by train from Paris to Rennes easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Rennes.
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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Rennes can start from as little as £31 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Paris to Rennes is £62; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Paris to Rennes train time is 1 h 28 min   covering the 190 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Paris to Rennes leaves at 04: 53. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Paris to Rennes leaves at 22: 59.
Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day from Paris to Rennes with TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Paris to Rennes with TGV INOUI or SNCF | TGV. Overall you can travel with the following companies: TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF TER or SNCF (3).
Take the Paris to Rennes train with TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV, SNCF TER or SNCF (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Rennes from Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 59.

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse. When arriving in Rennes, you can end your journey in train stations like Rennes and Rennes, Beaulieu Chimie.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord, which is located around 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Rennes, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Rennes from Paris is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 28 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Paris to Rennes is January.
You have options as you can travel from Paris to Rennes 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Paris and Rennes

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Rennes
Paris Gare du Nord is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your journey to Rennes.
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Phone Number
+33 890640650
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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+33 184943635
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Mon - Sun: 07: 15 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Montparnasse
Metro lines: 4, 6, 12, 13
Bus lines: 28, 39, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96
Train lines: TGV, OUIGO, Intercités, Transilien N, TER Normandie, TER Centre
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+33 184943635
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Public transport options for Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C
Paris, Av. Pierre Mendès-France (Paris Austerlitz)

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