Getting to Port Rhu in Douarnenez by public transport
Take the Plymouth to Roscoff Ferry approx £35 single foot passenger http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ It is then 97 km ride via the D75.
Portsmouth – St Malo Ferry – St Malo take the train change at Rennes for Quimper approx 3 hours 40 mins. Train is approx 50 Euros. Both trains run hourly.
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.
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. http://www.pour-les-vacances.com/site-9780/
- 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
Fly to Nantes airport search online for the best deal. Looks like you can fly from Bristol, Liverpool and London. http://www.flybe.com/cheap-flights/nantes/ http://www.easyjet.com/en/cheap-flights/france/nantes
Get the ferry from Portsmouth – St Malo approx £35 per person as foot passenger http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ then train from St Malo to Nantes for approx £45 journey time is 3 hours and 16 mins.