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Travel to Rennes from Lisieux

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Travel to Rennes from Lisieux

What is the best way to travel from Lisieux to Rennes? Is public transportation possible?

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1. Re: Travel to Rennes from Lisieux

The best way to get between Lisieux and Rennes is to have a rental car. If using public transport you'll have to use the train and it will involve two to three transfers and will take anywhere from 3 hours 45 minutes to over 5 hours. You can use the website www.voyages-sncf.com for train schedules and prices. The website is in French but fairly easy to figure out if you take a few minutes. You can also use www.tgv-europe.com (in English) but make sure it doesn't redirect you to the RailEurope website. You'll note that for this journey that some of the trains will bring you back to Paris first. If taking a TGV train you'll need to book 3 months in advance for the cheapest prices. For tips on using the tgv-europe site and booking tickets look at this link:


An excellent website to learn all about train travel in Europe is www.seat61.com.

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2. Re: Travel to Rennes from Lisieux

I don't know whether public transportation is the "best" way, but it's possible.

Look at the following link to get ideas of times and costs:


Note: Enter Antartic (really) as the Ticket Collection Country and un-click the Direct trains box.

There are no direct trains between the two cities. I believe that you don't have to buy tickets for TER trains ahead of time, but you do have to buy tickets and make reservations for the TGV.

I hope that this helps.


P.S. French_Mystique's reply posted while I was typing mine. He's the expert.

Edited: 4:30 pm, February 08, 2013
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