Getting here from Paris

Getting to Lorient, Vannes or Pontivy from Paris

By train

Vannes is two and a half hours by train from Paris (direct with the French Fast Train or Train à Grande Vitesse - TGV). Lorient is also direct from Paris and takes around three hours by fast train. To book a train ticket, cut and paste the following link and choose your preferred language. 

La Société National des Chemins de Fer (SNCF) is the main French train company in France.

To come to Brittany you depart from Montparnasse Railway station which you get to with the métro lines 4, 6, 12 and 13. A métro ticket is around 1,90 euro (2020 price).

To go to Pontivy you can go by train to St Brieux or Rennes and then catch a bus.

You can buy your tickets at the railway station or online: 

By bus

Low cost buses: There are two main low-cost bus companies between large towns or in France they are Flixbus or with BLABLABUS
In 2020, the cost from Paris Charles de Gaulle’s Airport to Vannes or Lorient by bus was around 20 euros and took around nine hours with one change over in Paris.

How to get to Montparnasse railway station from Paris Airport?

From Roissy /Charles De Gaulle Airport: takes around 60 minutes

Take the RER B line until Denfert Rochereau station, changeover to line 6 towards “Charles de Gaulle étoile” and stop at “Montparnasse – Bienvenue”.

Or catch the bus shuttle (18 €).


From Orly airport

Take Orlyval towards metro Denfert Rochereau, 8 €.
Or cacth a Blablabus for 8 euros, it takes 15 minutes to get to Montparnasse Railway station.

NB: Taxis are the most expensive way to travel but are available in front of all airports.

By plane: Several companies like Air France flies regularly to Lorient Lann- Bihoué Airport. You can always check if low cost carriers or other companies fly to Lorient to avoid accommodation costs in Paris.» 

How to catch a train in France?

You can have an electronic ticket on your phone or a printed A4 proof of your purchase. Always scan or validate your printed or e-ticket prior to climbing onto a train. Always have a name tag on all your bags. Check train numbers, departure times and train platforms on the large screens in the railway stations. Carriage numbers are on the sides of the train and indicate seat numbers as well.