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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 www.oui.sncf

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

On TER trains, your bike travels free, suspended or positioned in the area specifically for this purpose. These positions are accessible subject to space and cannot be reserved in advance.

If you are travelling as a group, call ahead to be sure you can access the train.

TER Bretagne contact: 0 800 880 562 – Free service and phone call from Monday to Friday, 6:15am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sunday and holidays from 1pm to 8pm.

To find out about transporting bikes on the TER networkBreizhGo :

https://www.ter.sncf.com/bretagne/loisirs/velo-train/embarquement

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 Vélos de la baie in Plouharnel, or bike hire firms with the Accueil Vélo label in Quiberon: Cycles Loisir or Vélocéan

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