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Brittany is a part of France that is easy to reach.  Travellers from the British Isles who don't want to drive can fly to a choice of destinations in or near Brittany; but if you want to travel to Brittany by car, there are ferry crossings that will take you straight to Brittany, to minimise driving once you disembark. The alternative solution is to take a short Channel crossing from Dover, then follow France's northern coastal motorway via Boulogne and le Havre. Brittany is very well served by motorways and dual carriageways.

Fly to Brittany

Stormy coast - Photo by Guillaumee - licence CCBrittany is relatively well served by airports; the main airports serving Brittany are located in Rennes and Nantes, with other smaller airports in Brest and Dinard.
Traditional carriers - within France:

Brittany Airport Carrier Flights to / from
Rennes Air France Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and more
Brest Air France Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and more
Nantes Air France
Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and more

Flights from UK to Brittany

The five main Breton airports are served by direct flights from a number of UK and Irish airports. Many routes are seasonal. Carrier Flybe served four Brittany destinations, but has now closed. Covid has severely impacted Brittany flight schedules. Services already announced for 2021 are indicated below

Brittany / NW France Carrier Flights to / from
Dinard Ryanair 2021  East Midlands,
Rennes Flybe - now closed

Aer Lingus
Exeter, Manchester, Southampton,  London Southend, London city,
2021 Cork, Dublin.
Brest Flybe - now closed
Birmingham,  Southampton,
2021 London Southend,
Quimper BA 2021 London City
Caen (Normandy) Flybe - now closed London Southend
Nantes (Loire valley) British Airways
Flybe - now closed
Aer Lingus
Air Transat
London Heathrow
Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh
2021 London Gatwick, Luton, Bristol
2021 Dublin, London Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh,
2021 Dublin
2021 Montreal
Tours (Loire valley)  Ryanair 2021 none announced
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Sail and Drive to Brittany

There are direct ferrry services from the UK to Brittany, operated by Brittany Ferries but also by Condor Ferries .  There are also services to Normandy.
Brittany is served directly all year round by ferry services from Plymouth.

For travellers coming from London or the south east of England, it may be quicker, though a longer drive, to take one of the short crossings from Dover, such as P&O Ferries and drive the rest.  Click here to check ferry prices and book online. 

Train to Brittany

From the UK, Brittany can be reached by train in a number of ways. There is no shuttle bus connection from the station at Plymouth to the ferry port, but there are taxis.
To reach Brittany directly by train from the UK, the easiest way is to take the Eurostar to Paris and then go to Paris Gare Montparnasse for a direct TGV high-speed train to Rennes and stations beyond. Direct TGV services operate from Paris to Brest and Quimper.

Accommodation information

Booking a hotel or holiday cottage in Brittany

   Brittany accommodation tends to be quickly booked up for the peak season, notably between mid July and midAugust, so booking early is a wise move; but unlike parts of the south of France, the holiday season falls off quite sharply at the start of September, so there are plenty of hotel rooms and holiday homes in Brittany available for bookings late in the season. However, if it is sun and the seaside that you are after, as well as escaping from the crowds, it is probably best to take your holiday in June or early July when the days are longest, rather than at the start of Autumn.

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Accommodation in Brittany
A choice of attractive holiday cottages in Cotes d'Armor and Finistere - book directly with English or French owners
Plenty of  Holiday cottages in Morbihan & Ille et Vilaine - enjoy the peace and quiet of rural Brittany
Bed & Breakfast in Brittany
Traditional small hotels in Brittany
Hotels beside the sea in Brittany
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