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There are 6 ways to get from Southampton to Lorient by train, car, car ferry, bus, bus and 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  •  9h 8m

  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 Lorient Tgv

$206 - $407

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 55m

  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 Lorient

$105 - $163

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Drive, car ferry  •  9h 59m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
  3. Take the car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
  4. Drive from Saint-Malo to Lorient

$109 - $157

Train, car ferry  •  15h 18m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to St Helier, Jersey
  3. Take the car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
  4. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Tgv
  5. Take the train from Rennes to Lorient Tgv

$136 - $196

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 8m

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

$291 - $345

Fly  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Lorient (LRT) SOU - LRT

$158 - $806

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Lorient is to drive and car ferry which costs £80 - £130 and takes 9h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Lorient is to fly which costs £120 - £650 and takes 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Lorient. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Lorient via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 55m.

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The distance between Southampton and Lorient is 237 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Lorient without a car is to train which takes 9h 8m and costs £150 - £320.

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It takes approximately 9h 8m to get from Southampton to Lorient, including transfers.

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Southampton to Lorient 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 Lorient is to train which takes 9h 8m and costs £150 - £320. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £120 - £650 and takes 8h 10m.

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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 Lorient bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lorient station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Lorient.
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  • Distance: 236.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 8m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Lorient via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9h 8m. Alternatively, Flybe, Air France and two other airlines fly from Southampton to Lorient every 4 hours.

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
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 Poole
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Lorient
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $39
Train from Rennes to Lorient
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
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 St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Gare de Rennes to Gare de Lorient
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
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 Lorient
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to St Helier, Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk

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Lorient is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 8:31 AM in Southampton and 9:31 AM in Lorient.

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

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There are 381+ hotels available in Lorient. Prices start at $54 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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