Car Hire at Brest Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
Whether you want to taste the culinary delights of Brittany, walk windswept coastlines in Brest or explore Quimper’s beautifully historic old quarter, you can find the best car hire at Brest Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Brest Airport
There are five car hire companies with desks at Brest Airport: EuropeCar, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and Sixt. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Brest Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Total garage just 9 minutes drive from Brest Airport. Get on the N12 form the airport and continue on to the D112. Take the first exit on to the Boulevard de l’Europe/D205 and turn right on to the Rue Marcellin Duval. The petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Brest Airport
Brest Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Brest Airport is situated close to the Brest-Rennes and Brest-Nantes road links that offer access to the rest of the region. The airport is located 10 km east of the town centre of Brest and within easy reach of other towns such as Morlaix (35 minutes), Quimper (50 minutes), Lorient and St Brieuc (1hour and 25 minutes).
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Brest Airport.
Morlaix is one of the great old Breton ports. Today this city is a lively mixture of markets and shops, steep valleys and old stone and half timber houses and charming cobbled streets. However, Morlaix’s piece de resistance is its breath-taking viaduct built in 1861. This colossal structure towers above the city as a monument to Brittany’s ‘Golden Age’.
Morlaix is just a 35 minute drive from Brest Airport. From the airport, get on the N12 and then exit merging with the D712B following signs to Morlaix.
This village-like town with its beautiful sloping wooden houses is a maze of winding cobbled streets which hide a multitude of quirky shops and cafes and a fantastic arts scene and museum. Alive with Breton culture from buttery biscuits to the sticky pastry, the Kouign Amann, Quimper boasts one of the loveliest old quarters in the region.
It takes just 50 minutes to reach Quimper by car from Brest Airport. Get on the D167 from the airport and head for the D67. Take the exit for the D712 and then the N265 for Nantes/Quimper. Merge with the N165 and stay on this road following signs to the centre.
Brest was another important port and military town but today boasts plenty of modern additions, including the spectacular Pont d I’llroise bridge. With a large university, Brest buzzes with life from its bars and cafes to its busy local shops. The Oceanopolis aquarium is a wonderful place for the whole family while windswept walks along the spectacular coastline or a boat trip to the sea-horse shaped Ile d’Ouessant will blow away any cobwebs. Brest is a town of culture and beauty all year round.
It takes just 13 minutes to reach the centre of Brest from the airport. Simply head for the N12 from the airport towards Nantes and Quimper then merge on to the D112. Take the second exit onto the Avenue Georges Pompidou and follow signs to the centre of Brest.
Parking in Brest is in the form of NCP car parks and on-street parking. On-street parking is charged from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm and costs from approximately €0.75 per hour. Car parks offer longer and more secure stays with overnight parking. Some hotels in Brest offer free car parking.
Prices subject to change