There are 8 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, ferry, car or car train

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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Fly to Rennes  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Rennes (RNS) SOU - RNS

$88 - $398

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Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Rennes

$63 - $136

6 alternative options

Fly to Nantes, train  •  4 h 8 min

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

$75 - $267

Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes Tgv

$175 - $370

Car ferry, train  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
  2. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Tgv

$75 - $276

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Rennes 712

$87 - $152

Carferry, ferry, bus  •  21 h 21 min

  1. Take the carferry from Portsmouth to St Helier, Jersey
  2. Take the carferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
  3. Take the ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard
  4. Take the bus from Dinard - Le Gallic to Rennes - République 7

$105 - $147

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rennes

$272 - $325

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes. However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway and arriving at Rennes via Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange, London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 23 min.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Rennes is 198 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes without a car is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes, including transfers.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes is to fly which takes 1 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 42 min.

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

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rennes station.

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Rennes is 1 h ahead of Southampton Airport (SOU). It is currently 10:43 PM in Southampton Airport (SOU) and 11:43 PM in Rennes.

Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Rennes Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes.
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  • Distance: 197.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Rennes, France?

Flybe flies from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Rennes via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7 h 42 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Nantes to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $39
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Rennes
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lille to Rennes
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Illenoo
Phone
0 810 35 10 35
Website
illenoo-services.fr
Bus from Dinard - Le Gallic to Rennes - République
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
illenoo-services.fr
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$45 - $65
Car
$95 - $190
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to St Helier, Jersey
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Corsaire Ferry
Phone
0825 138 100
Website
compagniecorsaire.com
Ferry from Saint-Malo to Dinard
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
compagniecorsaire.com

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