There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to Loire Valley by train, car ferry, bus, 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 via Paris Nord Eurostar  •  8 h 18 min

  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 Austerlitz to Tours Ic

$140 - $341

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Bus  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Tours

$35 - $52

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

$166 - $392

Car ferry, train  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
  2. Take the train from Caen to Tours Ic

$81 - $177

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 8 min

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

$84 - $166

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7 h 35 min

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

$268 - $317

Train to London Stansted, fly to Tours St Symphorien  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Tours St Symphorien (TUF) STN - TUF

$88 - $207

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

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

$99 - $374

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  8 h 26 min

  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 St-Pierre-des-Corps

$151 - $395

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Nantes, train  •  8 h 49 min

  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 Tours

$107 - $283

Fly Southampton to Nantes, train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$84 - $318

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Tours via London and Paris Centre - Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 44 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Loire Valley is 262 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to get from Southampton to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Loire Valley is to train which takes 8 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Tours St Symphorien Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Southampton to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Tours station.

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Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted Airport to Tours St Symphorien Airport.

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There are 553+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 261.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 18 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Loire Valley, France?

You can take a train from Southampton to Loire Valley via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Austerlitz, and Tours in around 8 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Loire Valley via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Paris Centre - Bercy, and Tours in around 16 h 44 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Southampton to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $220
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
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 Austerlitz to Tours
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Caen to Tours
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
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
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 Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Tours
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $110
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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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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