There are 8 ways to get from Southampton to Douarnenez by train, bus, bus and 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  •  12 h 31 min

  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, car ferry  •  24 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  3. Take the bus from Roscoff - Ferry to Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF 60

$58 - $157

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Quimper

$112 - $177

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 14 min

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

$89 - $171

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 4 min

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

$296 - $355

Fly to Lorient, train  •  11 h 30 min

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

$180 - $937

Fly to Brest, train  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Brest (BES) SOU - BES
  2. Take the train from Brest(F) to Quimper

$148 - $773

Fly to Rennes, train  •  8 h 42 min

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

$128 - $504

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Douarnenez. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Douarnenez - Office de Tourisme via London Victoria, Lille and Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 40 min.

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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 12 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 31 min to get from Southampton to Douarnenez, including transfers.

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Southampton to Douarnenez bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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

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

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Douarnenez is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 5:01 AM in Southampton and 6:01 AM in Douarnenez.

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

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There are 392+ hotels available in Douarnenez. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Douarnenez.
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  • Distance: 235.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Douarnenez via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Lille Europe Eurostar, Lille Europe, Quimper, and Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF in around 12 h 31 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Rennes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Amsterdam, Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Bordeaux, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Rennes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Brest via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Quimper
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
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
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from Rennes to Quimper
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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
$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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lorient to Quimper
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Brest(F) to Quimper
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Rennes to Quimper
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
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 City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
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.

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
12 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Viaoo 29
Website
viaoo29.fr
Bus from Roscoff - Ferry to Quimper - Gare Routière SNCF
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Schedules at
viaoo29.fr
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120
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

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