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There are 7 ways to get from Southampton to Quimper by train, car ferry, bus, bus and 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 45 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 Montparnasse to Quimper Tgv

$216 - $417

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  23 h 20 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 Viaduc to Tourbie 60

$59 - $153

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Train, car ferry  •  15 h 54 min

  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 Quimper Tgv

$141 - $211

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h

  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 Quimper

$110 - $173

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 41 min

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

$93 - $177

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 47 min

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

$296 - $365

Fly, train  •  9 h 20 min

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

$179 - $836

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Quimper is to bus and car ferry which costs £45 - £120 and takes 23 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Quimper is to fly and train which costs £130 - £650 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Quimper. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Quimper via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h.

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The distance between Southampton and Quimper is 236 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Quimper without a car is to train which takes 9 h 45 min and costs £160 - £320.

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It takes approximately 9 h 45 min to get from Southampton to Quimper, including transfers.

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Southampton to Quimper bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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

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Quimper is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 4:11 PM in Southampton and 5:11 PM in Quimper.

Map of how to get from Southampton to Quimper.
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  • Distance: 235.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Quimper via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Rennes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Lorient via Edinburgh, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Quimper
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
59 min
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 Quimper
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Lorient to Quimper
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
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
1 h 4 min
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 Quimper
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
Train from Lorient to Quimper
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
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
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 Quimper
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Viaoo 29
Phone
02 98 90 88 89
Website
viaoo29.fr
Bus from Viaduc to Tourbie
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Viaoo 29
Ferry operators
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to St Helier, Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Helier, Jersey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
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 Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$29 - $40
Car
$55 - $80

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

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There are 497+ hotels available in Quimper. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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