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Cheap Flights to Rennes
|Popular in||March||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||£121||Average for round-trip flights in August 2020|
|Round-trip from||£152||From London to Rennes|
|One-way from||£69||One-way flight from London to Rennes|
Cheapest prices for Rennes flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Rennes?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - RNS
£93 - £282
10 - 25 °C
38 - 74 mm
Temperature-wise, Rennes is warmest in July when average highs peak around 25C, but good weather can be found between June and September, with nighttime cools rarely dipping beneath 12C. Flights to Rennes and accommodation will be at their most expensive during these months, so it is best to book in advance to secure the best deal.
If its special events that you’re after, the city has quite the calendar to choose from. The first noteworthy event is in February when the Travelling movie festival showcases the culture and film from a particular country. Next up is the Mythos festival of global arts, crafts and song in April, before the wide-ranging Les Tombées de la Nuit art festival takes over in July. Finally, December coordinates the city’s vibrant Christmas celebrations with an energetic music festival.
In the coldest months, from December to mid-February, temperatures stay mild and hover around 3 to 10 degrees Celsius. There is an increase in rainfall over the winter period, particularly during December. Although visitors are more likely to find cheap flights to Rennes during this time, some hotels may be closed.
Why not visit during the beginning of December for Recontres Trans Musicales de Rennes? This modern music festival has played host to a number of well-known artists who have made it big since stepping foot onto the Trans stage.
When is the best time to book a flight to Rennes?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Rennes, you should look to book at least 57 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Rennes?
The cheapest flights to Rennes are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rennes?
At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Rennes trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.
A beautiful historic city in western Brittany, Rennes is a hidden gem that has fortunately managed to remain relatively undiscovered by the majority of France’s tourists. The city is characterised by ornate 19th century architecture, with many of the central areas centred upon charming cobblestoned squares. Restaurants and cafes are many, and some of the finest, of which there are quite a number, are clustered around these squares. Be sure to visit the Parlement de Bretagne and Palais Saint-Georges and the city hall for classic examples of local architecture.
The city is also a big university town, with a population of over 60,000 students. As a result, Rennes has a very vibrant night life, with the acclaimed Rue Saint Michel boasting only bars up and down both sides of the street. Friday and Saturday nights are particularly busy, while Thursday evening partying is a distinctly student event.
Alternatively, visit the Thabor. This park has a stunning collection of plant life, including a large flower bed populated by hundreds of species of roses as well as a range of tropical, African and European trees. Besides beautiful and rare plants, the park is also home to a population of budgies. There is also a wide range of museums and art galleries, with each more than worth taking the time to explore. For a distinctly ‘French’ experience, attend the large Saturday morning food market from 6am to 1.30pm. Stalls are varied, and include everything from fruit and vegetables to a vast array of fish, crêpes, galettes and fresh meat. Other delicacies such as wine, snails and cheeses are also available.
Further afield, make the trek to Mont Saint-Michel, a granite island located northeast of Rennes in the region of Basse-Normandie. The third most-visited monument in France, the highlight and main attraction of Mont Saint-Michel is venerable abbey of Mt St Michel.
Rennes city centre is easily accessible on foot, but is also well-served by public transport. Navigating by car is also possible, but be sure to learn your road signs!
Getting from the Airport to the City
Rennes is served by Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport (RNS). Buses operate frequent services to Rennes Republique every day. The nearest bus stop is located at the junction between Joseph Le Brix avenue and Jules Vallès avenue, close to the terminal building. Private hire taxis and car rental is also available.