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There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Laval by train, car, car ferry, bus, 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 30m

  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 Laval Tgv

$161 - $357

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Bus Ouibus  •  17h 20m

  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 Laval

$37 - $52

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Drive, car ferry  •  8h 50m

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

$68 - $142

Bus FlixBus  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Laval

$54 - $89

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 18m

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

$266 - $310

Fly Southampton to Rennes, train  •  4h 52m

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

$108 - $465

Fly Southampton to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Paris CDG (CDG) SOU - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Laval

$97 - $371

Train to London City, fly to Rennes, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rennes (RNS) LCY - RNS
  3. Take the train from Rennes to Laval

$152 - $527

Train, train to Southend, fly to Rennes  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Rennes (RNS) SEN - RNS
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Laval

$101 - $267

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE) LGW - NTE
  3. Take the train from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Laval

$106 - $318

Fly Southampton to Nantes, train  •  6h 33m

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

$84 - $313

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG
  4. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Laval

$149 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Laval is to bus which costs £28 - £45 and takes 17h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Laval is to fly and train which costs £80 - £360 and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Laval. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Laval via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 35m.

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The distance between Southampton and Laval is 199 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Laval without a car is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs £120 - £280.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Southampton to Laval, including transfers.

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Southampton to Laval 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 Laval is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs £120 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 15h 35m.

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

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Southampton to Laval bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Laval station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Laval.
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  • Distance: 198.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 30m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Laval via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Laval via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris, Paris in around 15h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,200
Flights from London City to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Southend to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
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 Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Laval
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Rennes to Laval
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $24
1st Class
$35 - $38
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Laval
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Laval
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Gare de Nantes to Gare de Laval
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Greater Anglia
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Laval
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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 Laval
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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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Laval is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 12:58 AM in Southampton and 1:58 AM in Laval.

Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Rennes Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Laval. Prices start at $51 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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