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There are 8 ways to get from Southampton to Douarnenez by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Quimper Tgv

$240 - $368

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Bus  •  23h 31m

  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 Quimper

$49 - $70

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Train via Ashford International  •  13h 38m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Ashford International
  3. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Quimper Tgv

$256 - $359

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 36m

  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 Quimper

$112 - $177

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 56m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Douarnenez

$93 - $172

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 1m

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

$296 - $355

Fly to Lorient, train  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Lorient (LRT) SOU - LRT
  2. Take the train from Lorient to Quimper

$181 - $840

Fly to Rennes, train  •  8h 17m

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

$128 - $504

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Douarnenez is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 23h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Douarnenez is to fly and train which costs £95 - £390 and takes 8h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Douarnenez. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Office de Tourisme via London Victoria, Lille and Gare Routière SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 36m.

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The distance between Southampton and Douarnenez is 236 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Douarnenez without a car is to train which takes 12h 27m and costs £180 - £290.

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It takes approximately 12h 27m to get from Southampton to Douarnenez, including transfers.

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Southampton to Douarnenez 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 Douarnenez is to train which takes 12h 27m and costs £180 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 23h 31m.

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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 Douarnenez bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Quimper station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Douarnenez.
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  • Distance: 235.6 miles
  • Duration: 12h 27m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Douarnenez via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe Eurostar, Lille Europe, Quimper, and Gare Routière SNCF in around 12h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Douarnenez via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris City Centre - Bercy, and Gare Routière SNCF in around 23h 31m.

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
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $95
Premier
$90 - $110
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Quimper
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Train from Lorient to Quimper
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from Rennes to Quimper
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lorient to Quimper
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Quimper
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
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 Quimper
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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 Quimper
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
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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Douarnenez is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 7:49 PM in Southampton and 8:49 PM in Douarnenez.

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

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There are 397+ hotels available in Douarnenez. Prices start at $62 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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