There are 12 ways to get from Portsmouth to Le Mans by train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans Tgv / ...

185€ - 486€

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Bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Foca 700 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Foca to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 700
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Le Mans 714 / ...

46€ - 60€

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Bus, night bus, train  •  15h 47m

  1. Take the bus from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from London to Roissy Charles de Gaulle 450
  3. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Montparnasse 1-2 to Gare de Le Mans

75€ - 116€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 56m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Le Mans

55€ - 138€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Le Mans

228€ - 264€

Fly Southampton to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans

106€ - 372€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans

103€ - 273€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans

125€ - 341€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, drive  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE
  3. Drive from Nantes to Le Mans

81€ - 243€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Tours St Symphorien, train  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) STN - TUF
  3. Take the train from Gare de Tours to Gare de Le Mans

112€ - 271€

Train, train to Southend, fly to Rennes  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Rennes (RNS) SEN - RNS
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Le Mans

119€ - 315€

Train, train to Southend, fly to Caen  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Caen (CFR) SEN - CFR
  4. Take the train from Caen to Le Mans

117€ - 753€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Le Mans is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 14h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Le Mans is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £190 - £230 and takes 6h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Le Mans. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Le Mans via London, Foca and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Le Mans. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Le Mans via Waterloo station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 7m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Le Mans is 325 km.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Le Mans without a car is to train which takes 7h 7m and costs £150 - £420.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Portsmouth to Le Mans, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Le Mans bus services, operated by National Express, depart from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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Portsmouth to Le Mans train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Le Mans is to train which takes 7h 7m and costs £150 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 14h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Le Mans.
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  • Distance: 325 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Portsmouth, England and Le Mans, France?

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Le Mans via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 7h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Le Mans via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Foca, and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 14h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Southend to Caen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
18€ - 190€
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 50€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
25€ - 35€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 50€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 65€
Train from Rennes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
48€ - 52€
Train from Gare de Paris-Montparnasse 1-2 to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
50€ - 55€
Train from Gare de Tours to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 19€
1st Class
25€ - 27€
Train from Rennes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 29€
1st Class
39€ - 42€
Train from Caen to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 29€
1st Class
39€ - 42€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 45€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
16€ - 23€
Anytime 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
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National Express
Bus from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
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National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Foca
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Foca to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from London to Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 70€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
23€ - 30€
Reclining Seat
29€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
14€
2-bed inside cabin
50€ - 70€

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Portsmouth to Le Mans bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Le Mans station.

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Le Mans is 1h ahead of Portsmouth. It is currently 3:55 AM in Portsmouth and 4:55 AM in Le Mans.

Portsmouth to Le Mans train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Le Mans station.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 332+ hotels available in Le Mans. Prices start at 54€ per night.

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