Coming to Brest by Train

Whether it’s a whim trip resulting from a sudden urge, or a stay organized in advance, traveling by train often makes life easier for us.

Space, comfort, the privilege of not driving and being able to go about your activities quietly… These advantages make the train the preferred means of transport for many regular travellers. A particular attraction for Finistère? If you are going to Brest soon using this means of transport, here is some information that may be useful to you. In order to prepare you with serenity.

Practical information and station services

First of all, some information on the schedules is obviously in order. Brest station is open:

  • from 04:50 a.m. to 00:00 a.m. Monday to Thursday,
  • from 04:50 a.m. to 00:55 a.m. on Friday,
  • from 04:50 a.m. to 11:10 p.m. on Saturday,
  • and from 07:20 a.m. to 00:10 a.m. on Sunday.

Home (adults, young passengers and disabled passengers), located in the hall, near the platforms, is open from 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturdayand of 1:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. You will find on the right of the reception a train waiting roomopen from 6:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Monday to Saturdayand of 7:45 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

Importantly, Brest station is a station “Access Plus” : arranged and equipped to allow people with reduced mobility to benefit from all its services.

Brest station, like many stations today, has a free-access piano, to make waiting fun and to encourage meetings, sharing and entertainment. In addition to this major cultural asset, you will find all the basic services there: self-service ticket office, regional ticket machine, a short story distributor located in the sales area, a photocopier, a photo booth, and the invaluable free and self-service wi-fi network. In terms of shops and food, the choice is not extremely wide, since the station only has a press shop, a sandwich shop (Trib’s) and a vending machine.
The station is not equipped with luggage storage.

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Service to Brest and access to transport

Brest is served by the LGV Bretagne – Pays de la Loire, connecting it to Paris. It is also connected to many towns in Brittany or the Pays de la Loire, by the TER Bretagne: Nantes, Rennes, Saint-Brieuc, Morlaix, Quimper and Landerneau, in particular.

Regarding transport, you can go to or leave from Brest station using public transport : the tram, the city bus line (Bibus), the intercity coaches, the bus station or even the river shuttles (Penn ar Bed company). You will find these about 1km from the station, in the direction of the commercial port (on the left when leaving the station). The river shuttle is available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
There is also the possibility of using individual transport : taxi or rental car for example. The station has a car park open 24 hours a day, paying from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and free for 20 minutes – convenient for picking up or dropping off passengers. Be careful though, parking in this car park is limited to two days.
Finally, the station is equipped with a bicycle park, practical if you are staying nearby and want to make short round trips by train.

We hope that this few practical information will make it easier for you to travel and discover the great city of Brest and Finistère.

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