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: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times/brest-to-paris
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:
Flixbus: https://global.flixbus.com/index (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
Information about transportation from the airport is available at: https://www.brest.aeroport.bzh/visiteurs-comment-quitter-l-aeroport
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. For more information about the Airport Shuttle bus and the schedule see: https://www.brest.aeroport.bzh/en_US/transports-en-commun
A taxi rank is located outside the terminal. For more information: https://www.brest.aeroport.bzh/taxis
ISEN Brest is located close to the university campus in a residential area in the northeastern part of the city.
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.
Timetable in English: https://www.bibus.fr/en
Tickets and fares for public transport in Brest
Public transport in Brest is operated by Bibus: https://www.bibus.fr
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). For more information: https://www.bibus.fr/titres-tarifs/titres/pass-annuel-etudiant-26-ans