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Getting to Brest

Arriving by train

There are regular connections between Brest and Paris by high speed train (TGV). Leaving from Paris Montparnasse station, the journey takes on average 5hrs 40 minutes.

All seats on TGV trains are numbered and must be reserved. Prices vary depending on the time and day of departure and you are strongly advised to book in advance in order to take advantage of the cheapest fares. For example the cheapest one-way ticket to Brest is currently available at 39€, whereas a ticket bought on the day will cost at least 100€.

For more information and to book your ticket.

Arriving by coach

A low-cost coach service, Ouibus, operates between Brest and Paris. This service offers quite comfortable travel with free-wifi, air-conditioning and an on-board toilet. However, the journey from Paris takes around 10 hours. Fares vary depending on your day and date of travel, so advance booking is highly recommended.

For more information about coach schedules and fares see:

Ouibus/Blablabus

Flixbus (service between Brest and Nantes only)

 

Arriving by plane

Brest Bretagne Aéroport is the city’s international airport. It is located just 11 kms from the city centre.

Transport from the airport

 

The Airport Shuttle bus

The ‘Navette Aéroport’ shuttle bus provides a regular service from the airport to Tram line A. The trip takes 10 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 1€60.

The bus runs 7 days a week all year.  But please note that there is no bus service on May 1st.

 

Taxi

A taxi rank is located outside the terminal.

Getting to ISEN Brest

ISEN Brest is located close to the university campus in a residential area in the northeastern part of the city.

Public transport

If you arrive at Brest railway station, take Bus 1 (Direction Hôpital Cavalerie) from in front of the railway station and get off at ‘Liberté Quartz’. Then take Bus 3 to the campus. A single ticket is valid for this journey, but you must stamp it again when you get on the second bus.

Bus 3 (Direction Lambézellec): nearest bus stop: ISEN.

A 20-minute journey from Liberté Quartz in the city centre.

 

Tickets and fares for public transport in Brest

Public transport in Brest is operated by Bibus.

Single journey tickets (1€60) and one-day travel passes (4€) can be bought on the buses but not on trams.  A 10-journey ticket can be purchased at ticket machines at the main tram stations. An annual travel passes is available at a reduced rate of 250€ for students (Pass Annuel Etudiant -26 ans)

Getting to Nantes

Arriving by train

There are regular and frequent connections from Paris to Nantes by high speed train (TGV). Leaving from Paris Montparnasse station, the journey takes on average 2hrs 30 minutes.

All seats on TGV trains are numbered and must be reserved. Prices vary depending on the time and day of departure and you are strongly advised to book in advance in order to take advantage of the cheapest fares. For example the cheapest one-way ticket is currently available at 15€, whereas a ticket bought on the day will cost a minimum of 85 €.

To book train tickets on line.

Arriving by coach

A number of low-cost coach services arrive in Nantes from Paris and other major cities such as Bordeaux and Toulouse. These services offer quite comfortable travel with free-wifi, air-conditioning and on-board toilets. The journey from Paris takes around 5 hours. Fares vary depending on your day and date of travel, so advance booking is highly recommended. If you arrive by coach, your journey will end at Haluchères. From here you can take Tram Line 1 to the city centre.

For more information about coach schedules and fares see:

Flixbus

Ouibus/Blablabus

Arriving by plane

Nantes Atlantique International is the city’s international airport. It is located in Bouguenais, 10 km (5 miles) southwest of Nantes city centre.

Transport from the airport

 

The Airport Shuttle bus

The ‘Navette Aéroport’ shuttle bus provides a regular service from the airport to the railway station (Gare Sud) in the city centre. The trip takes 20 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 9€.

The bus runs every 20 minutes from Monday to Saturday, and every 30 minutes on Sundays and public holidays. See the schedule here.  Please note that there is no bus service on May 1st.

For more information about the Airport Shuttle bus see: https://www.airport-nantes.com/bus.php

 

Taxi

Taxi transfers to downtown Nantes take about 20 minutes from the Airport. A one-way fare costs 30-35€.

The authorized taxi companies at the airport are: Allo Taxis (Tel: +33 (0)2 40 69 22 22) and Hep Taxis (Tel: +33 (0(2 40 85 40 85).

See more information

Getting to ISEN Nantes

ISEN Nantes is located in Carquefou, a pleasant, leafy suburban town on the north eastern edge of Nantes. By car, Carquefou is easily accessible by the Nantes ‘périphérique’ ring road (exits 40 and 41) and by the A11 motorway to Paris.

Public transport

The following public transport connections provide access to our campus from the city centre:


Bus C6
: nearest bus stop: Moulin de Porterie.

A 25-minute journey from Foch Cathedral in the city centre.

Timetable.

Bus 95: nearest bus stop: ICAM

Bus 95 leaves from Haluchère-Batignolles (connection to the city centre and the railway station by Tram line 1)

Timetable.

Tickets and fares for public transport in Nantes

Public transport in Nantes is operated by TAN.

A single journey ticket (2€) can be bought on the buses but not on trams. Books of 10 tickets can be bought at ticket machines at the main tram stations. Monthly travel passes are available at a reduced rate for students (Formule Illimité -26 ans). For more information click here.