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Brest Bretagne Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Brest Bretagne Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I planned to (having a very early flight to Paris next day) but was thrown out when they closed the main terminal after the arrival of the last flight of the evening. – Simon

BES Airport Overview

brest airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Brest Bretagne Airport.

What to Expect

Brest Airport (code: BES) provides passenger service through a single-terminal facility with six gates, three eateries, and a few shops. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Brest Bretagne Airport

The airport closes nightly at 11:30PM or soon after arrival of the last flight, so sleeping overnight in the airport is not allowed. For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Brest Bretagne Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • B&B Hotel Brest Kergaradec – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Escale Oceania Brest – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Best Western Europe Hotel – (12 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Bus No 7 stops 50 metres from the hotel. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Brest Bretagne Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available in Brest Bretagne Airport. Connect to the “Wifi by CCIBREST” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Check-In, landside, near the Air France desk.

Children’s Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Departure Hall, Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside in the Departures lounge. Landside you will find a clothing shop and souvenir/convenience shop.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include:

  • Landside: Britt Kafe (Hours: 7:30AM – 8:30PM Mon – Fri, reduced hours on weekends) • Terre et Mer (Hours: 11:30AM – 2:00PM & Mon – Sat)
  • Airside: Bagad Kafe (Hours: from first to the last flight)
  • Vending machines are also available Landside

Information Desk – An Information Desk is available.Hours: 8:00AM – 11:00PM.

Key Deposit – Temporary storage is available for small items, like keys or motorcycle helmets, at the Parking Information Desk. Rate: 15,00€ per item.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. A mailbox is located outside the terminal building, near the entrance.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Brest Bretagne and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, the Salaün Holidays Travel Agency can probably be of assistance.Location: Landside, Main Terminal Hall.Hours: 10:00AM – 12:30PM & 2:00PM – 6:30PM (Mon) • 9:00AM -12:00PM & 2:00PM – 6:30PM (Tues – Fri).

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:45AM – 11:30PM, or outside of those hours if flights are scheduled to depart earlier or arrive later.


Brest airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean AirlinesAir France • Chalair Aviation • EasyJet •  Finistair • HOP! • Ryanair • TUIFly • Volotea • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

An airport shuttle connects BES airport to Line A of the local tram line. Service is available according to the flight schedule. At the time of this update, the fare is €1.60 and allows travel on the tramway up to 1 hour. For timetable and other details, visit the airport website.

Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rental services, including Avis • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Rentscape • Sixt. Their counters are located in the arrivals area, opposite the baggage pick-up area.

Public Transportation

The airport is connected to the local public transportation system. To plan your route, visit the Breizhgo website.


A taxi stand is located just outside the Terminal. As of this update, taxi rides incur the following charges: €1.72/km as a day rate and €2.58/km as a night rate, Sundays and bank holidays; pick-up charge of €2.10; minimum price per fare of €7.00.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.