Manchester to Rennes

Rennes, the elegant capital of the magnificent Brittany region in France, is a city of delightful cultural contrasts. Its architecture is an eclectic mix of styles from throughout the centuries, with grand Romanesque churches sitting alongside buildings adorned with contemporary street art. Its culture is just as diverse too; you could be taking a stroll around one of its famous open-air vintage markets in the morning, exploring the Historic Quarter in the afternoon, and rounding off your day with a drink in one of the many bars on the legendary Rue de la Soif. Rennes has a large student population, which gives the city a youthful spirit, as well as a thriving industry in car manufacturing and technology. There's something for everyone in this beautiful city.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Rennes (RNS), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Rennes to Manchester page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to Rennes, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Rennes with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well situated with excellent transport links and plenty of on-site parking. For full details, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.

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Manchester Airport


Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

We recommend you check-in online before your flight to Rennes from Manchester. However, if this is not possible, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

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Manchester Airport


Rennes Airport Arrivals (Rennes-Saint-Jacques, RNS)

At a glance:

  • 5 miles from city centre
    Under 20 minutes' drive in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Buses run to/from outside the terminal building
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Unlimited free WiFi
  • Snack bar, restaurant and shop
    In the Terminal building
  • Business centre with meeting room hire
    On the first floor of the airport

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Rennes page and browse other available routes.

Visiting Rennes

Make the most of every minute in Rennes after arriving on your flight from Manchester. Our guide to visiting Rennes has everything you need to enjoy your visit, including our recommended hotels, favourite places to eat and drink, and the best things to see and do in and around the city.

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Hotels in Rennes

Whether you're visiting Rennes on a business trip that demands an executive hotel, or want to see the sights on a shoestring, there are hotels in Rennes to meet your needs. Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it easy for you to find Rennes hotels that are just right for you.

Things to see in Rennes

Simply taking a stroll around Rennes is a great way to spend a spare hour or two, as this picture-perfect city has a distinctive architectural style that's a tapestry of many others. From its famous timber-framed houses, which are protected by law to ensure their preservation, to the Claudio Parmigianni modern art of Coetquen Square, even the most amateur photographers will be inspired to snap away.

The city of Rennes also has an abundance of lush parks that are ideal for jogging or cycling, and a number of fascinating museums and contemporary art galleries to explore and immerse yourself in the city's history. Here are some of the best things to see after arriving on flights to Rennes with Flybe, even if you're short on time.

Flybe recommends...

Historic Quarter

Be transported back in time to 15th and 16th Century Rennes in the Historic Quarter, and admire the houses with timber frames as well as stopping for a bite to eat.

Parc du Thabor

A stunning 18th Century, 10-acre landscaped park with aviaries, sculptures, waterfalls and fountains, that often plays host to cultural events in the summer months.

Les Champs Libres

Discover the history of the Brittany region at this contemporary cultural centre, which houses the Musée de Bretagne and the Espace de Sciences.

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Bars and restaurants in Rennes

Being a French city, the restaurants in Rennes are spectacular. Authentic French cuisine abounds but there are restaurants inspired by all corners of the globe, many with a French twist. So when visiting Rennes on flights from Manchester with Flybe, you'll be certain to find somewhere to grab a long lunch, wind down after a busy day, or catch up over a business dinner.

Flybe recommends...

Le Carre

A cosy French restaurant with a locally sourced menu that's up-scale in style, yet very affordable. Highly recommended for a business meeting or that special dinner.

Chez Meh

If French food isn't to your taste, you can find outstanding Asian cuisine at Chez Meh, a casual family-owned Thai and Lao restaurant just a short walk from the centre of Rennes.

Angello Pizza Rennes

This small and unassuming pizza restaurant is regarded as the best place to eat pizza in Rennes - thin, crispy bases with the freshest of toppings, ideal for lunch or a laid-back dinner.

Getting more from your trip to Rennes

Whether you only have an afternoon or evening to spend in Rennes, or a whole weekend or more, you can make the most of your time in this chic city before taking your flight to Manchester. Indulge in a spot of shopping in French designer boutiques, meet the locals in one of Rennes' many bars, or step out of the city to see more of the breathtaking Brittany region.

Shopping in Rennes

  • Browse one of Rennes' famous morning markets - there's one nearly every day of the week
  • Find a host of elegant stores under one roof at Rennes Galeries Lafayette
  • At La Visitation shopping centre you'll find international brands alongside local names

Nightlife in Rennes

  • Immerse yourself in culture with a night at the prestigious Opera de Rennes
  • Sip cocktails at Couleurs Cafe, holders of the Guinness World Record for the longest cocktail menu
  • Refresh in any of the bars on Rue Saint Michael, also known at Rue de la Soif, or 'Street of Thirst'

Beyond the city

  • Take a trip to the walled city of Saint-Malo to explore the beautiful beaches and historical ramparts
  • Soak in the beauty of the Pink Granite Coast (Côte de Granit Rose) with a coastal walk along the cliffs
  • Sample some Breton cider in Cornouaille, where there are several breweries

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Doing business in Rennes

Rennes has a strong grounding in industry, being home to the PSA Peugeot Citroen plant, as well as being a thriving area for shipbuilding, and part of the biggest food production region in France. If business brings you on flights to Rennes from Manchester with Flybe, you're guaranteed to have a fabulous trip and a very comfortable stay - especially if your itinerary allows you time to explore, take in the sights, and enjoy a delicious local meal.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

Many of Rennes' most stunning historical buildings are available to hire for conferences or meetings of any size, so finding a venue to impress your colleagues and delegates will be no problem, with the added bonus of outstanding French service. Here is just a selection of what Rennes has to offer.

Flybe recommends...

Mercure Rennes Centre Parlement

  • Central location, within walking distance of the train station and under 20 mins drive from the airport
  • Beautiful location in a former print works
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Four meeting rooms to accommodate up to 30 people
  • Catering options available
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Private car parking available

Balthazar Hotel & Spa

  • Central location, around 15 mins drive from the airport
  • Elegant hotel with meeting rooms overlooking the landscaped patio
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Three meeting rooms and lounges to accommodate up to 47 people
  • Restaurant and catering options available
  • Flat screens and modern technology available
  • WiFi available throughout
  • Valet car parking available

Hotel Ibis Rennes Centre Gare Sud

  • Central location beside the train station and metro, under 15 mins drive from the airport
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Two meeting rooms to accommodate up to 50 people
  • Catering options available
  • AV equipment
  • WiFi available throughout
  • Private car parking available