Getting There

Travelling to Quimper

By Air

There are several airlines that fly to Brittany’s convenient regional airports from the UK and Ireland, many of which are low-cost. Each airport offers its own unique departure point allowing you to draw up your own itinerary and explore as much of the region as you wish.

  • Direct routes to Nantes from Edinburgh (Ryanair), London (Easyjet), Dublin (Ryanair and Aer Lingus)
  • Direct routes to Paris Charles de Gaulle from Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow followed by the direct route from Paris CDG to Brest or a TGV train direct from Paris CDG airport or from Paris Montparnasse.
  • Flights available from Cardiff Airport to Quimper Airport via Paris Orly (Vueling Airlines and Chalair)

Please note coach transfers can be booked when you book your festival tickets however early booking is recommended as buses will fill up quickly.

By Rail

Brittany’s excellent rail network means it is quick and easy to travel to the region. From Paris Montparnasse, a journey between 3 and 4 hours will get you to Quimper by TGV (high-speed train). Equally, direct routes allow you to travel to Brittany without even having to go through capital.

From London, visitors from the UK can get to the Gare du Nord in 2 hours 20 minutes by Eurostar. Then, to continue their journey, Brittany has an excellent rail high speed rail service from Paris abord the TGV Atlantique train.

Nantes to Quimper - 2hrs 30mins
Brest to Quimper - 1hr 20mins
Rennes to Quimper - 2hrs
Paris to Quimper - 4hrs

To book rail travel in France click here.

By Ferry

Surrounded on three of its four sides by the sea, the ferry is an obvious option for coming to Brittany from the UK and Ireland. Either with your own car, caravan or motorhome or perhaps as a foot passenger, there are two main points of entry: St-Malo and Roscoff.

Plymouth to Roscoff - Brittany Ferries
Cork to Roscoff - Brittany Ferries
Poole to Saint-Malo - Condor Ferries
Portsmouth to Saint-Malo - Brittany Ferries

By Road

Distance to Quimper:

  • Brest - 50 miles
  • Nantes - 145 miles
  • Rennes - 145 miles
  • Paris - 350 miles
  • Saint-Malo - 150 miles
  • Calais - 460 miles

 

Route recommendations by city of departure

Belfast - Dublin - Glasgow - Edinburgh - Cardiff - Plymouth

From Belfast to Quimper

Belfast to Quimper

Monday 6th of June
Belfast International to Paris CDG – 13:55 – 16:45 (Easyjet)
Paris CDG to Brest – 21:15 – 22:30 (Aire France)

Tuesday 7th of June
Belfast International to Paris CDG – 13:50 – 16:40 (Easyjet)
Followed by a train from Paris Montparnasse direct to Quimper.
Or Paris CDG to Brest – 21:15 – 22:30 (Air France)

Wednesday 8th of June
Belfast International to Paris CDG – 08:30 – 11:20 (Easyjet)
TGV Paris CDG to Quimper – 12:38 – 18:41

Return Friday 10th of June
TGV to Paris CDG – 05:12 – 11:10
Paris CDG to Belfast International – 12:40 – 13:25 (Easyjet)

From Dublin to Quimper

Monday 6th of June 
Dublin to Nantes - 13:15 - 15:55 (Aer Lingus)
Dublin to Nantes – 13:30 – 16:05 (Ryanair)

Tuesday 7th of June
Dublin to Nantes - 12:45 - 15:20 (Ryanair)
Dublin to Paris CDG – 14:15 – 17:10 (Air France)
Followed by a TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Quimper.
Or Paris CDG to Brest – 21:15 – 22:30 (Air France)

Wednesday 8th of June
Dublin to Nantes – 13:15 - 15:55 (Aer Lingus)

Dublin to Paris CDG – 08:50 – 11:45 (Air France)
TGV from Paris CDG to Quimper – 12:38 – 18:41
Or Paris CDG to Brest –17:05 - 18:20 (Air France)

Return Friday 10th of June
Nantes to Dublin – 16:35 – 17:15 (Aer Lingus)

Brest to Paris CDG – 19:10 – 20:30 (Air France)
Paris CDG – Dublin - 21:55 - 22:40 (Air France)

From Glasgow to Quimper

Monday 6th of June
Glasgow to Paris CDG – 10:45 – 13:35 (Easyjet)
Paris CDG to Brest – 17:05 – 18:20 (Air France)

Tuesday 7th of June
Glasgow to Paris CDG – 10:40 – 13:30 (Easyjet)
Followed by TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Quimper.
Or Paris CDG to Brest – 17:05 – 18:20 (Air France)

Glasgow to Nantes (via Amsterdam) – 10:45 – 16:15 (KLM)

Wednesday 8th of June
Glasgow to Paris Orly - 07:45 - 10:40 (Vueling)
TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Quimper - 12:59 - 16:37 

Glasgow to Paris CDG – 10:40 – 13:30 (Easyjet)
Paris CDG to Brest – 17:05 – 18:20 (Air France)

Return Friday 10th of June
Brest – Paris CDG – 10:50 – 12:05 (Air France)
Paris CDG – Glasgow – 14:00 – 14:50 (Easyjet)

From Edinburgh to Quimper

Monday 6th of June
Edinburgh to Nantes – 07:10 – 10:00 (Ryanair)

Wednesday 8th of June
Edinburgh to Nantes – 11:35 – 14:25 (Ryanair)

Return Friday 10th of June
Nantes to Edinburgh - 18:50 - 19:40 (Ryanair)

From Cardiff to Quimper

Tuesday 7th of June
Cardiff to Amsterdam – 06:05 – 08:30 (KLM)
Amsterdam to Nantes – 09:50 – 11:30 (Air France)

Cardiff to Paris Orly – 14:45 – 17:20
Paris Orly to Quimper – 20:20 - 21:40

Wednesday 8th of June
Cardiff to Amsterdam – 06:05 – 08:30 (KLM)
Amsterdam to Nantes – 09:50 – 11:30 (Air France)

Return Friday 10th of June
Nantes to Cardiff (via Amsterdam) - 12:15 – 16:45

From Plymouth to Quimper

Ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Monday 6th of June - 22:00 (arrive 08:00 on the 7th)
Tuesday 7th of June - 20:00 (arrive 06:30 on the 8th)

Return on Friday 10th - 15:00 - 20:10

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