How to get to 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 to Ille-et-Vilaine!


By car

  • A11: Paris – Rennes (350 km) 3 hours 30
    (Toll: €28.80)
  • A84: Lille – Rennes (573 km) 5 hours 45
    (Toll: €32.70)
  • A83: Bordeaux – Rennes (468 km) 4 hours 30
    (Toll: €28.90)

Express roads are free in Brittany.

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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.).

>> 7 stopover villages in Ille-et-VilaineBédéeCrevinDol-de-BretagneGrand-FougerayPlélan-le-GrandSaint-Brise-en-Coglès and Saint-Méen-le-Grand.



  • Paris – Rennes in 1 hour 25 
  • Lyon – Rennes in 4 hours
  • Lille – Rennes in 3 hours 30
  • Brussels – Rennes in 4 hours
  • Paris – Saint-Malo in 2 hours 15
  • Paris – Redon in 2 hours 45


  • Massy – Rennes in 2 hours 15
  • Roissy-Charles de Gaulle 2 Airport – Rennes in 3 hours
  • Lille – Rennes in 3 hours 21
  • Amiens – Rennes in 3 hours 37

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


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.


Journeys from €5 with several companies to Rennes.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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
    [Around 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 Dinard-Pleurtuit airport and the main shipping companies

Dinard – Pleurtuit Airport   Brittany Ferries   Condor Ferries

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