Getting to Port Rhu in Douarnenez by public transport


Take the Plymouth to Roscoff Ferry  approx £35 single foot passenger  It is then 97 km ride via the D75.




option 1

Portsmouth – St Malo FerrySt Malo take the train change at Rennes for Quimper approx 3 hours 40 mins. Train is approx 50 Euros. Both trains run hourly.


option 2

Travel on the Eurostar from London to Paris. Train from Paris Montparnasse station via Rennes (sometimes direct) to Quimper train station. 3 hours 40 mins. Approx 100 Euros , runs every two hours, sometimes hourly.


option 3

Plymouth – Roscoff Ferry –  Although Roscoff is closest to us, it is by far the hardest place to get to Douarnenez by public transport. The ferry and trains do not link, therefore waiting the morning in Roscoff for a train to Morlaix, to take you to Brest which then allows you to get to Quimper. The journey does work but it is slow. If you fancy a morning in Roscoff and are determined to do this route please let us know as you may be later than the joining time.


Then onward to Douarnenez by BUS

Quimper bus/train station – Douarnenez tourist info office 40 mins Line 51 bus runs every two hours. ( different on Sundays) Approx 3 Euros

  • B & B/Chambres d’hotes our recommendation in Douarnenez , Valerie is a lovely host.
  •  If biking, we stow your bikes under the cover in the rowing gigs on deck for the return or outward journey.


Getting to Belem Pontoon in Nantes by public transport

We don’t support flying, get the train !

Get the ferry from Portsmouth – St Malo  approx £35 per person as foot passenger then train from St Malo to Nantes for approx £45  journey time is 3 hours and 16 mins.

Get the Eurostar from London to Paris and then the TGV high speed train to Nantes 1 hour 56 mins and costs approx 70 Euros.

Getting to Cork from the UK

Take the bus/ferry service with National Express from Birmingham to Dublin about £30. Then the train from Dublin Heuston to Cork about £40

If coming from France there is a direct ferry with Brittany ferries from Roscoff to Cork.

Getting to Brest in France from the UK

Take the Brittany ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff approx £35 as a foot passenger. If you are a group it may be worth getting a taxi to Brest it is 65 KM. In the summer months there is a bus to Brest from Roscoff direct. All year round there is a 35 min bus ride from Roscoff to Morlaix  every 4 hours. Then a hourly train to Brest which takes 44 mins and is about £15.  From London, best to get the Eurostar and train from Paris Montpanasse to Brest.

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