Brest Bretagne Airport (BES), formerly known as Brest Guipavas Airport serves Brest, a port city in western France. The airport handles more than a million passengers per year. It offers flights to many metropolitan destinations in Europe and North Africa. Among several airlines operating the airport are Air France, EasyJet and Volotea. The airport is located about 10 km from Brest centre with several options to get to and from.
How to get from Brest Airport to Brest
Bibus line 40 operates from the airport to Brest tram station, Line A. The journey takes around 10 minutes and a single ticket costs around 1.60 euro. Buses depart from 05:05 to 20:05 Mon-Fri, with the last departure at 17:40 on Saturdays and 19:20 on Sundays.
Bus from Brest Airport to other destinations
From BES to Quimper – Bus stops in Le Faou, Pleyben and Quimper. Passengers must change in Pouillot in order to reach Pleyben and Quimper. The journey from the airport to Quimper lasts around 3 hours and the ticket costs around 6 euros.
From BES to Plouzane – Bus line 40 takes you to Port de Guipavas tram station where you can change to Porte de Plouzané. From there, you have to change to Bibus line 15 in order to reach Plouzané. The journey lasts a bit less than 2 hours.
From BES to Morlaix – With bus line 40 you can reach Porte de Puivapas tram station where you can change to the train station. There you can continue by train which stops in Morlaix. The journey takes around 2 hours.
If you prefer a more comfortable ride over public transport, consider taking a taxi. At Brest Airport, taxis are available in front of the terminal building. The ride from the airport to Brest city centre is around 30 euros with higher prices being applied in the evening hours.
Another way to travel from Brest Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Renting a car at Brest Airport
Those who prefer to explore the area on their own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport. You will find offices of several rental agencies at the airport such as Avis, Budget and Europcar. However, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.
Renting a bus at Brest Airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Accommodation near Brest Airport
FAQs – Brest Airport
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
Shuttle buses operate until evening hours, in case you miss them, taxis and private transfers are at your disposal.
- Can I exchange money at the airport?
Yes, you will find two ATMs near the Air France desk.
- I am continuing my journey outside Brest. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
Yes, there are several routes you can take from the airport. You can check them in the text above. Desired routes can be also checked on GetByBus.
- Does the airport have storage lockers?
Unfortunately, luggage storage service is not available.
- Is there a free WiFi service available at the airport?
Yes, the airport provides free and unlimited WiFi service throughout the airport.