Car hire from Brest Airport
Brest in Brittany, France is a naval port offering a destination of natural beauty and historical significance. Hiring a car from Brest Airport and exploring the surrounding Brittany towns and ports can make the most out of your trip to Brest. Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Brest Airport
When hiring a car from Brest Airport you will have the choice of car hire operators such as Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. All of which have car hire desks located within the airport terminal opposite the baggage reclaim area.
Petrol stations near Brest Airport
If your car has a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel at the nearest petrol station before returning it to avoid any additional charges.
There are two TOTAL petrol stations located at 8.4 km, or 8 minutes’ drive from the airport. To access the stations, take the N12, which is the road just outside the airport before getting on the D112 to Boulevard de l’Europe. The petrol stations are clearly sign-posted.
Driving around Brest Airport
Because of its coastal location, this region of France is home to some magnificent scenery as well as high quality roads which offer a pleasant driving experience. The main road from Brest Airport is the N12 – the Nationale 12 - and this will take you into the heart of Brittany.
Getting to your destination
Here is a guide to some of the popular destinations for visitors to Western Brittany which can be easily reached from Brest Airport after hiring a car.
A pretty harbour town, Brest is the perfect destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the busier tourist cities in France. Must visits include Brest Harbour, the castle museum and Océanopolis, the only ocean discovery centre in Europe.
Brest Airport to Brest is a 10km drive which takes approximately 12 minutes, however this can be nearer 20 minutes if you are travelling during a busy period.
Lovers of history will fall in love with this port city with its charming architecture and old churches with their wealth of history.
The city of Roscoff is a 45 minute drive at 57.1km from Brest Airport. You will find a lot of parking places behind the many churches around Roscoff.
Pronounced CAMP-ay, it is the land of the Breton language, a regional dialect of France. Quimper is a city bursting with culture, art and Breton history. Le Musée des Beaux Arts is located in this city and the visitor, whether an art lover or not, will enjoy the vast collection of Breton work. A visit also to the Earthenware Museum or to the little Jardin de la Retraite, a calm and peaceful garden in the heart of the city, is a must.
You will take about 47 minute to drive the 71.5km road from Brest Airport to the city. Get onto the N12 and straight onto the D712 from the airport. Brest Airport to Quimper is a 50 minute, 72km drive via the D712. There are ample parking areas in this city, with an average price of 3.60 euros for 3 hours.