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There are 13 ways to get from Southampton to Le Mans by train, bus, 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  •  6h 25m

  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 Le Mans Tgv

$136 - $337

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Bus Ouibus  •  16h 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 Le Mans

$34 - $49

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Train via Massy Palaiseau  •  6h 38m

  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 Massy TGV to Le Mans Tgv

$146 - $339

Bus FlixBus  •  14h 55m

  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 Le Mans 714 / ...

$50 - $83

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 12m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Le Mans

$66 - $159

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 44m

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

$256 - $300

Fly Southampton to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 8m

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

$87 - $361

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

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Paris Orly (ORY) LCY - ORY
  3. Take the train from Massy TGV to Le Mans

$168 - $1,511

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 50m

  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 Le Mans

$139 - $380

Fly Southampton to Rennes, train  •  5h 29m

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

$119 - $485

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Le Mans

$104 - $316

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  7h 40m

  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 Nantes to Le Mans

$106 - $323

Fly Southampton to Nantes, train  •  5h 56m

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

$84 - $318

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Le Mans is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 16h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Le Mans is to fly and train which costs £90 - £380 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Le Mans. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Le Mans via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 55m.

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The distance between Southampton and Le Mans is 214 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Le Mans without a car is to train which takes 6h 25m and costs £100 - £260.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Southampton to Le Mans, including transfers.

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Southampton to Le Mans 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 Le Mans is to train which takes 6h 25m and costs £100 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £65 and takes 14h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Southampton to Le Mans bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Le Mans station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Le Mans.
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  • Distance: 214.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Le Mans, France?

You can take a train from Southampton to Le Mans via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 6h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Le Mans via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris, Paris in around 14h 55m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $39,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 Southampton to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
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 Le Mans
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Massy TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Rennes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
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 Paris Montparnasse to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Rennes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Nantes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
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
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 Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
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 Le Mans
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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Le Mans is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 4:12 PM in Southampton and 5:12 PM in Le Mans.

Air France and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 259+ hotels available in Le Mans. Prices start at $58 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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