Make sure you start your trip to Brittany by picking up a car hire from Brest Airport! Starting from Brest, you can travel the whole of Brittany with ease, and enjoy the western end of the Breton peninsula, the impressive coastline, or Brest's well-known Navy Museum. Auto Europe works with numerous suppliers at Brest Airport, ensuring that you have the best car rental offers to choose from for your holiday!
Brest Airport (BES)
Official Name: Brest Bretagne Airport, previously known as Brest Guipavas Airport.
Address: Aéroport Brest Bretagne, 29490 Guipavas, France
Location: Located in the Guipavas commune and Finistère département, Brest Airport is about 6.5 miles north-east from Brest.
Airlines operating at Brest Airport: Eight airlines have operations at the airport all throughout the year to mostly French destinations, while another five airlines operate seasonally. These seasonal flights include connections from the UK: CityJet from London-City, easyJet from London-Gatwick, and Flybe from Birmingham and Southampton.
The single terminal building at Brest Airport went through significant renovations, expansion and modernisation in 2007, making sure that the growing number of passengers can travel through the airport seamlessly. Level 1 houses check-in terminals and desks to the right of the entrance, while Arrivals are found to the left, and an information desk is placed in the middle. Level 2 provides entrance to the boarding gates.
Car rental desks are for the most part located within the terminal building, right outside Arrivals on Level 1. The car hire parking area is also easily reached, as it is right in front of the terminal building.
|Alamo and Enterprise||Monday-Friday 7.45am to 22.45pm
Saturday 8am to 6.45pm
Sunday 10am to 10.45pm
|Avis||Monday-Friday 8am to 11pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Sunday 4pm to 6.30pm and 7.30pm to 10.30pm
|Europcar||Monday-Friday 8am to 1pm, 1.30pm to 7pm and 7.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 10am to 12.30pm and 1.45pm to 6.15pm
|Hertz and Firefly||Monday-Friday 8am to 1pm, 2pm to 8pm and 9pm to 11pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 8pm and 9pm to 11pm
|Sixt||Monday-Friday 9am to 8.30pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am to 8.30pm
Level 1 of the airport offers the services of travel agencies, a shopping area with a newsagent's, a book shop, and a shop selling clothing and accessories, as well as a restaurant and brasserie. On Level 2, travellers will find a duty free shop, snack bar, as well as shops offering regional products and maritime-inspired clothing and other items.
We definitely recommend exploring the beautiful vistas that the Breton peninsula offers with your car hire from Brest Airport, but the whole of Brittany is certainly at your fingertips, too! Driving from the airport to the centre of Brest takes about 15 minutes when you drive via the D112. Quimper can be reached via the N165 in three quarters of an hour, while Rennes is slightly farther away but still an option for a day trip - follow the N12 and you will reach it in about two and a half hours. Catch up on more tips for driving in France here.
For a public transportation option, Brest Airport has a shuttle bus to the Porte de Guipavas tram station. The journey takes 10 minutes. During the hours when the tram does not operate, the shuttle bus brings passengers to Brest's railway station.
When parking your car hire in Brest, you can make use of either car parks or look for a parking space on the street. Public car parks in the city centre include Place de la Liberté and Place St Louis. If these options do not suit your itinerary or are full, you can opt for the payable car park on Rue le Guyader.
Make note of the different parking zones in Brest. The orange zone, covering most of the centre, is where short-term parking must also be paid for, and the maximum parking duration is two hours. In the green zone, long-term parking must be paid for, and you can park for up to seven days.