Rennes

The grand city of Rennes is urban Brittany at its most charming.

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Historic cobbled streets lined with bars, shops and pretty terraces link together churches, parks and museums in a city that offers intimacy during daytime and friendly Breton cheer when the sun goes down.

Flying to Rennes

Fly to Rennes and you’ll land right in the centre of Brittany. Placing you perfectly for a city break in this historic regional capital, or for a trip around the famously pretty Breton countryside. Once you arrive at Rennes Bretagne Airport, you’re just 30 minutes from the middle of town by car, or 40 minutes by bus – and with a direct flight from London City Airport to Rennes, it’s a quick and easy trip door-to-door, even from the centre of London.

Flying from London City Airport to Rennes: Q&A

Whether you've yet to book your flights or you’re planning for an already-booked trip, read on for answers to some of the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Rennes.

How long is the flight from London to Rennes?

It takes around 1 hour 40 minutes to fly directly from London City Airport to Rennes-Bretagne. From Rennes airport, it’s then just a 20-minute taxi ride to the centre of the city – or a 20-minute ride on the number 57 bus. Rennes airport is just off the circular main road that surrounds the city, so it’s also easy to connect to other main roads heading to the coast and around Brittany if you’re hiring a car.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Rennes?

There are three direct flights from London City Airport to Rennes every week, starting in July 2019. Flights depart from London on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in the mid-afternoon. Take a look at the LCY timetable page for up-to-date information on flight times on a weekly basis.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Rennes?

Flying directly from London to Rennes means you will be flying with Flybe. Currently no other operators fly this route. When you book your flights, you will have the opportunity to add hold baggage if you need it – check with the airline to make sure you’re fully clued-up on baggage allowances.

Practical information about flying from London to Rennes

Remember to bring your passport, as you will need it to enter France. When you land you’ll be on one hour ahead of UK time, so don’t forget to set your watched forward too, if you have one. If you want to arrive prepared, you can pre-order euros to collect with LCY –find out more about our foreign currency service.

What to expect in Rennes

Beautiful, historic and bustling, Rennes is the capital of the Brittany region. It’s also a busy business hub, with many large business headquarters from the automotive, telecommunications and agricultural industries based here. Often listed as one of the most liveable cities in France, and one of the most festive, Rennes hosts music and arts festivals all year round. Head south over the Vilaine river to the Musée des beaux arts to find works by Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso, the Espace de Sciences for the planetarium, and Brittany Museum for a taste of local history. Before you leave, make time to stroll through one of the city’s many parks. There’s plenty to do here; you might need longer than a weekend to explore it all.

Flying to Rennes

Fly to Rennes and you’ll land right in the centre of Brittany. Placing you perfectly for a city break in this historic regional capital, or for a trip around the famously pretty Breton countryside. Once you arrive at Rennes Bretagne Airport, you’re just 30 minutes from the middle of town by car, or 40 minutes by bus – and with a direct flight from London City Airport to Rennes, it’s a quick and easy trip door-to-door, even from the centre of London.

Flying from London City Airport to Rennes: Q&A

Whether you've yet to book your flights or you’re planning for an already-booked trip, read on for answers to some of the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Rennes.

How long is the flight from London to Rennes?

It takes around 1 hour 40 minutes to fly directly from London City Airport to Rennes-Bretagne. From Rennes airport, it’s then just a 20-minute taxi ride to the centre of the city – or a 20-minute ride on the number 57 bus. Rennes airport is just off the circular main road that surrounds the city, so it’s also easy to connect to other main roads heading to the coast and around Brittany if you’re hiring a car.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Rennes?

There are three direct flights from London City Airport to Rennes every week, starting in July 2019. Flights depart from London on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in the mid-afternoon. Take a look at the LCY timetable page for up-to-date information on flight times on a weekly basis.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Rennes?

Flying directly from London to Rennes means you will be flying with Flybe. Currently no other operators fly this route. When you book your flights, you will have the opportunity to add hold baggage if you need it – check with the airline to make sure you’re fully clued-up on baggage allowances.

Practical information about flying from London to Rennes

Remember to bring your passport, as you will need it to enter France. When you land you’ll be on one hour ahead of UK time, so don’t forget to set your watched forward too, if you have one. If you want to arrive prepared, you can pre-order euros to collect with LCY –find out more about our foreign currency service.

What to expect in Rennes

Beautiful, historic and bustling, Rennes is the capital of the Brittany region. It’s also a busy business hub, with many large business headquarters from the automotive, telecommunications and agricultural industries based here. Often listed as one of the most liveable cities in France, and one of the most festive, Rennes hosts music and arts festivals all year round. Head south over the Vilaine river to the Musée des beaux arts to find works by Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso, the Espace de Sciences for the planetarium, and Brittany Museum for a taste of local history. Before you leave, make time to stroll through one of the city’s many parks. There’s plenty to do here; you might need longer than a weekend to explore it all.