The gare or train station of Vannes !!!

I am surprise only briefly mention the train station of Vannes in my travels there ! Actually, I used it lots of times in my business travels and really needs to have a post of its own, for memories’ sake. Vannes is our capital City of my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne and in my belle France, I still nostalgic remember of my trips very late at night or very early in the morning from here to go to Paris Montparnasse or Nantes Atlantique airport ! Hope you enjoy the post on the gare of Vannes as I.

vannes gare train station front apr18

Vannes gare trains lines to paris montparnasse

The train station or gare de Vannes is a railway station on the line from Savenay to Landerneau, located in the gare or train station neighborhood, on the territory of the city of Vannes. It notably serves the Gulf of Morbihan. It was put into service on December 21, 1862. Just next to the hospital center (CHBA) and the Etang du Duck or pond . About 15 minutes on foot from the City center or port of Vannes. The chosen site is away from the city, close to the imperial road 167 and the village of Saint-Symphorien. The passenger building conforms to the style developed for sixteen of the line’s stations, it features alternating red and white lines made of bricks and white stones. During WWII the only bombardment on the city of Vannes was targeted at the station and its neighborhood. It only destroys an empty tank car.

vannes gare train station arriving aug21

You can make by train direct from Paris Montparnasse or even Roissy CDG with less frequency. For ticketing and information see SNCF Voyageurs 7 place de la Gare also boutiques Galerie commerciale Carrefour   and Boutique SNCF Centre at 5 place du Poids Public in old town. The Vannes train station, I took many times over the last 10 years almost weekly and it is tops, full facilities free parking and services .

vannes gare parking to gare to redon jan18

A major renovation and modification site was opened in 2004. the old goods yard was replaced by a car park, the underground is equipped with a lift allowing access to each of the platforms for people with reduced mobility, a multiservice center is created in a new space built in the extension of the old building which is renovated and to which is added a glazed hall in front of the old facade, which has retained its original appearance with the alternation of red bricks and white stones of similar stations of the line. The construction lasted two years, the inauguration took place on November 17, 2006. However, again major renovations are on order to be finished by 2025 for many improvements, to be continue…

Vannes is served by the TGV and regional express trains such as TER Bretagne and TER Pays de la Loire. It is served by the TGV inOui and Ouigo from the relationship between Quimper and Paris-Montparnasse via Rennes and Redon, A bus station is served by city buses and there is a park for bicycles (20 places + 48 in a secure room for TER subscribers) and parking, place de la gare (paying but closer) and rue de Strasbourg, (free behind the train station is where I parked ), and a Vélocéa station (self-service bicycles) is present nearby. There are also car rental services and a taxi rank , Intercity bus lines passing through this station are line 02 – Rennes Quimper line 03 – Quimper Nantes line 12 – Vannes Lorient ,line 19 – Redon Vannes , and line 27 – Saint-Brieuc Pontivy Vannes Lorient.

Vannes gare bus terminal depot by the gare apr18

Four car rental companies are located in the train station or in the immediate vicinity, within a radius of 500 meters or around 6 minutes on foot. These are Hertz, Avis, Europcar and National Citer, The car rental counter hours are Monday to Friday: 5h05 to 20h (open Monday 6h05 . outside school hours) – Saturday: 7h30 a.m. to 20h. Sundays and public holidays: 9h05 to 21h. The train station or gare opening hours are Monday to Friday from 4h30 to 23h (Monday opening at 4h and Friday closing at 23h45) Saturday from 5h45 to 23h, Sundays and public holidays from 6h45 to 23h45.

The TER Bretagne trains from Vannes :

The SNCF trains gare de Vannes :

The local Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on the renovations in Gare de Vannes Janvier 2023 > Janvier 2025

The City of Vannes and its heritage :

There you go folks, a wonderful memorable train station, actually , I missed it,,, You get the general overview here and if any further help let me know. The Vannes train station is very much walkable for the main sights , and it is superbe. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: