Attention Rugby Fans! Aer Lingus Regional to commence new route from Dublin to Rennes, providing a gateway to Paris for the Rugby World Cup

Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional services, today announces its new route between Dublin and Rennes, accommodating those travelling to Paris for the Rugby World Cup. With up to 15 trains per day serving Paris, passengers can travel directly from Rennes to Paris via train, with an average journey time of 01 hour 45 mins to Paris Montparnasse station.


The limited flights will operate over a 6-week period commencing Friday 22nd of September to Monday 30th of October. With limited availability, passengers are urged to book their flights soon to avoid disappointment. Tickets are on sale now at Fares start at €39.99*


Rennes, the capital city of the Brittany region of France, has efficient transport links to Paris including frequent intercity high-speed trains (TGV). The new service will provide fans with access to a number of the upcoming games —  


  • Ireland v South Africa: 23rd September 

  • Ireland v Scotland: 7th October 

  • Quarter Final 2 & 4: 14th and 15th October 

  • Semi Final 1 & 2: 20th and 21st of October

  • Final: 28th of October 


Commenting on the announcement, Ian Lough, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: “We are delighted to be providing fans with further access to a number of the exciting World Cup games hosted in Paris. We look forward to welcoming fans on board to cheer on their home team!


We encourage passengers to book these highly-anticipated flights soon to avoid disappointment. ”


This new route complements the airline’s service between Dublin - Brest, Brittany, which commenced in May of this year. For those not interested in rugby, Brittany is a great option for an Autumn getaway with many unique festivals including the Quai des Bulles Festival which takes place the last weekend in October.


Tickets are on sale now at


*One-way, as part of a round-trip 








Dep. Time

Days of Operation

Start Date

End Date 




Monday and Friday

22nd Sept

30th Oct




Monday and Friday

22nd Sept

30th Oct



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