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Taking the train with your bike

Brittany is particularly well served by train. With the opening of the High-Speed Line in July 2017, Rennes is just 90 minutes from Paris. Direct lines also allow you to reach Brittany without stopping or without going through Paris.
The main cities in Brittany are served by the TGV high-speed train, and with over 300 TER regional trains running each day, the Breton railway network allows you to reach the four corners of Brittany.

Can I travel by train with my bike? Is it free? Do I need to book?

Depending on the types of train (TGV, OuiGo, TER), the conditions for travelling with a bike vary:

by TGV high-speed train

Dismantled and transported in a specific cover with maximum dimensions of 120 x 90 cm, your bike is considered as hand luggage. You can therefore take it with you free of charge and without booking.

Not dismantled, your bike can be transported in specific places on some TGV lines. This service is charged (10 €) and only available by booking on sncf-connect.com

  • Enter your journey
  • Select the section: “Add a bike”
by OUIGO

Dismantled bikes stored in a cover can be transported on OUIGO trains. You need to subscribe to the “additional luggage” option when buying your ticket. This option will cost €5 at the time of purchase, or €10 if you decide to add it later.

by TER regional train

This summer, book your space for €1

This summer, so that you can travel in the best conditions with your bike on TER trains through Brittany, two possibilities are available to you:

  • From 1 June to 28 August 2022, a booking service (compulsory) for €1 lets you reserve your bike space in addition to your train ticket. It is valid on all TER BreizhGo trains in Brittany, except the Auray-Quiberon line (book your bike space at least 48 hours before your journey).
  • From 2 July to 28 August 2022, around one hundred trains per week will be fitted to accommodate 16 additional bikes on the following routes: Rennes – Saint Malo, Rennes – Brest, Rennes – Quimper and Quimper – Nantes. These trains will be identifiable on the line’s summer timetables. On these trains, the bike zone will be identifiable with “Service TER BreizhGo + vélo” stickers and by agents dedicated to managing bicycles. More information

Bike shelters in train stations
Covered and uncovered bike shelters are available in some stations in Brittany.

 

Heading to the Quiberon Peninsula? Travel by Tire-Bouchon!

“Tire-bouchon” is a train that serves around ten stations between Auray and Quiberon. It circulates every day from the end of June to the end of August, as well as every weekend in June and the first two weekends of September. If you are tempted by the experience, choose your return journey carefully because bikes are only admitted at certain times.

To rent a bike, go to Plouharnel
Or the bike rental firm with the Accueil Vélo label in Quiberon

 

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