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How to come and get around in Ille‑et‑Vilaine?

Located in the west of France, Ille-et-Vilaine is a French département in the region of Brittany. Accessed by two motorways, two airports and the LGV train in just 1 hour 25 from Paris, Ille-et-Vilaine is the gateway to Brittany.
By car, train, bus or plane, here is all the information you need to prepare your trip and get around Ille-et-Vilaine!

By road

By car

A11: Paris – Rennes (350 km) 3 hours 30
[Toll: 29,50 €]

A84: Lille – Rennes (573 km) 5 hours 45
[Toll: 33,50 €]

A83: Bordeaux – Rennes (468 km) 4 hours 30
[Toll: 27,40 €]

Car pooling                  Car sharing

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Give it some thought!

A genuine alternative to service facilities, stopover villages propose an easy break in a pleasant setting. Located less than 5 km or 5 minutes from the main road, they offer services in line with a charter guaranteeing quality hospitality and services (picnic areas, shops, catering, accommodation, etc.).

>> 8 stopover villages in Ille-et-Vilaine: Bédée, Châteaubourg, Crevin, Dol-de-Bretagne, Grand-Fougeray, Plélan-le-Grand, Saint-Brice-en-Coglès and Saint-Méen-le-Grand.

Express roads are free in Brittany. Be careful, the speed limit is 110 km/h.

 

Distances between the main towns in Ille-et-Vilaine (and Mont-Saint-Michel)

KM RENNES ST-MALO DINARD CANCALE FOUGÈRES VITRÉ REDON PAIMPONT MONT-SAINT-MICHEL
RENNES 70 72 71 52 37 70 43 82
ST-MALO *12 16 89 **107 **135 96 55
DINARD 23 92 **109 **137 79 60
CANCALE 82 110 136 98 50
FOUGÈRES 28 **117 **91 47
VITRÉ **105 **84 73
REDON 51 **150
PAIMPONT 114

*via the Rance dam. The traffic is interrupted every hour, for about 15 minutes, to let the boats pass.

** via Rennes


By train

TGV

Paris – Rennes in 1 hour 25 

Lyon – Rennes in 4 hours

Lille – Rennes in 3 hours 30

Bruxelles – Rennes in 4 hours

Paris – Saint-Malo in 2 hours 15

  Paris – Redon in 2 hours 45

OUIGO

•  Massy – Rennes in 2 hours 15

•  Aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle 2 – Rennes in 3 hours

•  Lille – Rennes in 3 hours 21

•  Amiens – Rennes in 3 hours 37

 

To get around in Brittany, many TGV and TER train lines allow you to move from town to town very easily.


By train, coach, bus or metro, plan your travel by public transport in Ille-et-Vilaine on Mobibreizh.bzh.


By plane

Rennes/Saint-Jacques Airport

11 daily direct flights to Rennes from the main French cities: Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Calvi, Figari, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

11 direct flights to Rennes from European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cork, Dublin, Exeter, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Manchester, Madrid and Southampton.

Dinard Bretagne Airport

3 direct flights from England and the Channel Islands to Dinard: London, East Midlands and Guernsey.


By coach

Journeys from €5 with several companies to Rennes.

Ouibus

•  17 towns to Rennes: Le Mans, Nantes, Lorient, Brest, Quimper, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Saint-Brieuc, Guingamp, Morlaix, Lannion, Angers, Paris, Landernau, Tours, Marmande and London.

Flexibus

•  18 towns to Rennes: Caen, Amiens, Lille, Vannes, Agen, Quimper, La Rochelle, Saint-Malo, Guingamp, Morlaix, Saint-Brieuc, Lorient, Brest, Paris, Toulouse, Nantes, Bordeaux and Rouen.

In Ille-et-Vilaine, a well-developed interurban network makes it easy to get around.

Breizhgo serves the main cities:
> Dinard: Rennes / Dinard (via Bécherel) and Saint-Malo / Dinard lines
> Saint-Malo: Dinard / Saint-Malo line
> Broceliande: Rennes / Paimpont line
> Fougères: Rennes / Fougères line
> Vitré: Fougères / Vitré line

From the beginning of July to the end of September, Keolis Armor provides 2 return trips daily from Rennes (bus station) to Mont-Saint-Michel via Dol-de-Bretagne.


By boat

Brittany Ferries

Portsmouth – Saint Malo, 11-hour crossing
[Up to 7 crossings per week]

Condor Ferries

Guernsey – Saint-Malo, 1 hour 55 crossing
[Up to 13 crossings per week]

Jersey – Saint-Malo, 1 hour 25 crossing
[Up to 6 crossings per week]


TRANSPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY

The APF 35 – Association for the paralysed of France in Ille-et-Vilaine – provides good advice on getting around on public transport.

See the site

There are also travel guides for disabled people for Rennes/Saint-Jacques airport and the main shipping companies:

Rennes/Saint-Jacques Airport   Brittany Ferries   Condor Ferries

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