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There are 7 ways to get from Southampton to Auray by train, car, car ferry, bus, bus and 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  •  8h 50m

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

$201 - $397

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Bus  •  21h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Vannes

$45 - $63

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Drive, car ferry  •  9h 50m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
  3. Take the car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
  4. Drive from Saint-Malo to Auray

$106 - $152

Train, car ferry  •  16h 19m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Take the train from Cherbourg to Lison(F) Ic
  4. Take the train from Gare de Lison to Gare de Rennes
  5. Take the train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Vannes Tgv

$114 - $207

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Vannes

$102 - $160

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 55m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Auray

$286 - $345

Fly  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Lorient (LRT) SOU - LRT

$175 - $830

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Auray is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 21h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Auray is to train which costs £150 - £310 and takes 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Auray. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Auray via London Victoria, Lille and Vannes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 38m.

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The distance between Southampton and Auray is 236 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Auray without a car is to train which takes 8h 50m and costs £150 - £310.

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It takes approximately 8h 50m to get from Southampton to Auray, including transfers.

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Southampton to Auray bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Auray is to train which takes 8h 50m and costs £150 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 21h 28m, you could also fly, which costs £130 - £650 and takes 8h 52m.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Lorient Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Auray bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vannes station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Auray.
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  • Distance: 236.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 50m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Auray, France?

You can take a train from Southampton to Auray via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 8h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Auray via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris City Centre - Bercy, and Vannes in around 21h 28m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Rennes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Edinburgh, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Auray
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Rennes to Vannes
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
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 Cherbourg to Lison(F)
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Gare de Lison to Gare de Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Vannes
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Vannes
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Vannes
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80

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Auray is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 5:54 PM in Southampton and 6:54 PM in Auray.

easyJet, Hop!, Flybe and Air France offer flights from Southampton Airport to Lorient Airport.

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There are 670+ hotels available in Auray. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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