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There are 8 ways to get from Rennes to Thorney Island by train, bus, ferry, car ferry, car, 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 9m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Havant

£190 - £434

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 10m

  1. Drive from Rennes to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Poole
  3. Drive from Poole to Havant

£54 - £106

6 alternative options

Bus, ferry, car ferry, train  •  13h 28m

  1. Take the bus from République to Office du Tourisme 7
  2. Take the ferry from Dinard Cale Corsaire to Saint-Malo
  3. Take the car ferry from Saint-Malo to St Helier, Jersey
  4. Take the car ferry from Jersey St Helier to Poole
  5. Take the train from Poole to Southampton Central

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 33m

  1. Drive from Rennes to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Havant

£198 - £230

Fly Rennes to Southampton, train  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Southampton (SOU) RNS - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Havant

£71 - £517

Train, car ferry to Jersey, fly to Southampton  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Pontchaillou to St Malo
  2. Take the car ferry from Saint-Malo to St Helier, Jersey
  3. Fly from Jersey (JER) to Southampton (SOU) JER - SOU

£106 - £371

Train to Nantes, fly to Southampton  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Southampton (SOU) NTE - SOU

£151 - £547

Train to Nantes, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to London Gatwick (LGW) NTE - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Southbourne

£110 - £221

Rennes to Thorney Island by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Rennes and Thorney Island is around 8h 42m and covers a distance of around 577 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 4m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro, Eurostar and others, the Rennes to Thorney Island service departs from Rennes and arrives in Havant. Typically 23 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 42m
Fastest journey time:
7h 4m
Journey distance:
577 miles
Services per week:
23
Cheapest price:
£190
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:36
Last service departs at:
21:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rennes to Thorney Island train, walk and subway schedules

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Thorney Island is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Thorney Island is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Thorney Island is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from United Kingdom.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Rennes to Thorney Island is to drive and car ferry, which costs €60 - €130 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Rennes to Thorney Island is to fly and train which costs €80 - €600 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rennes to Thorney Island. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Havant via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Nord, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Warren Street station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 9m.

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The distance between Rennes and Thorney Island is 191 miles.

The best way to get from Rennes to Thorney Island without a car is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs €220 - €550.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from Rennes to Thorney Island, including transfers.

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Rennes to Thorney Island train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Rennes station.

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The quickest flight from Rennes Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Thorney Island is 1h behind Rennes. It is currently 2:37 PM in Rennes and 1:37 PM in Thorney Island.

Rennes to Thorney Island train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Havant station.

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Thorney Island.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 191.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 9m

What companies run services between Rennes, France and Thorney Island, West Sussex, England?

You can take a train from Rennes to Havant via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston Square station, Warren Street station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 7h 9m.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Jersey to Southampton
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £320
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Rennes to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £290
Flights from Nantes to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£50 - £65
1st Class
£55 - £70
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Havant
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£29 - £60
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Poole to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £30
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Havant
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £21
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£8 - £12
Anytime 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Gatwick Airport to Southbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £40
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£14 - £20
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £40
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Havant
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£10 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £25
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 Pontchaillou to St Malo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£9 - £14
Rail 1st Class
£15 - £23
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£16 - £23
Rail 1st Class
£24 - £35
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Breizgo en Ille-et-Vilaine
Phone
02 99 300 300
Website
breizhgo.bzh
Bus from République to Office du Tourisme
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Breizgo en Ille-et-Vilaine
Ferry operators
Corsaire Ferry
Phone
0825 138 100
Website
compagniecorsaire.com
Ferry from Dinard Cale Corsaire to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5
Schedules at
compagniecorsaire.com
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Saint-Malo to St Helier, Jersey
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
Condor Ferries
Car ferry from Jersey St Helier to Poole
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Condor Ferries
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Poole
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £60
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£23 - £29
Car
£40 - £60

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Eastern Airways offers flights from Rennes Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Thorney Island. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Rennes Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs €2.

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