Cheap Flights to Brest

Brest overview

When is the best time to fly to Brest?

Brest has a mild, humid, temperate climate. This means that summers in the city are warm and there is no dry season. Annual temperatures vary from 4 to 21 degrees. The warm season lasts from June to September and is the most popular time to plan flights to Brest. The coldest time of the year is from November to March.

The off-peak season is the best time to take advantage of great deals on hotels and cheap flights to Brest. At the beginning of September the tourist season falls off sharply and it is during the cooler months in early September and March that you will find good weather and reasonable prices in the city. Special event weeks and weekends, school holidays and the festive season have the most expensive rates in France and it can also get crowded, so for a quieter, cheaper, holiday, try the beginning and the end of the off-season. If you don't mind some cold weather and rain, then book a flight to Brest during January and enjoy warm fireplaces and exotic French wine and cuisine.

Brest overview

This beautiful town in Brittany, France is visited each year by travellers in search of culture, history, adventure, romance and fine food. Like many towns in France, Brest combines a sense of mystery and history with contemporary and ancient arts and culture, fine restaurants and striking views.

Well known for its Recouvrance Bridge, Siam street, Tanguy tower and Castle Street, this pristine and busy city offers a great choice of attractions, landmarks, adventure and cultural activities to enjoy. The Marine Museum offers a journey into the area's maritime history and the city is home to a botanical garden which grows and cultivates several endangered plant species.

Taking a trip into the nearby natural areas heralds a rich variety of landscapes, from granite cliffs and grottos to sandy beaches where you can stroll, relax and soak up the sun. Windsurfing, sunbathing and boating or yachting are popular activities in the city. Its Naval port can be found along the Penfeld river. The Saint Saveur church in recouvrance is the oldest Brest church.

Getting around Brest

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Brest are served by the Bretagne Airport (BES). Travellers can expect to make use of a number of public transportation options from the airport to the city centre, including shuttle buses, rental cars, city buses, taxis and luxury vehicles for special occasions. Airport shuttles leave the airport several times a day and transport passengers to the tramway station located at Porte de Guipavas. Outside of tramway operating hours, the shuttle runs between the airport and the train station, making it easy to make your way from the city centre to neighbouring towns.

How much do things cost in Brest?

1 km taxi journey
$ 2.85
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5.71
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 2.00
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 42.80
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 92.73
Pair of jeans
$ 121.26
Cheap meal
$ 21.40
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 3.33
3 course meal for 2
$ 71.33
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 9.84
Large bottle of water
$ 0.40
How much does a beer cost in Brest?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 9
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 3
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6

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More information about Brest

  • Bargain hunters are sure to relish Brest’s many street markets, such as the market near Les Halles Saint-Louis
  • Majestic Brest Castle exists on the site of a third century Roman fort and is classified a historic monument
  • La Recouvrance is a replica schooner, modelled on an 1817 design, which is moored at the docks’ Commandant-Malbert Quay
  • A port city in Brittany on France’s coast, Brest is an ideal destination for a coastal city break
  • Beach lovers should take a trip to the sandy Abers inlets, where many picturesque coastal villages can also be found
  • Use Cheapflights for the cheapest return flights to Brest and make the most of your holiday on the Breton coast
  • Local villages near Brest such as Huelgoat or towns such as historic Vannes are within easy reach for daytrips
  • City park Vallon du Stang Alar is a green space loved by residents and visitors alike and has its own botanical garden
  • Located by the river, medieval Tanguy Tower houses the Museum of Brest and offers excellent views of the city
  • Oceanopolis, an ocean discovery park, contains three different themed ecosystem areas and many different species

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