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There are 15 ways to get from Southampton to Rennes-le-Château by train, plane, bus, car, car train, bus and ferry, taxi, night train or car ferry

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 to Bristol, fly to Toulouse, train  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Toulouse (TLS) BRS - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$128 - $337

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Bus  •  27 h 35 min

  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 Carcassonne

$57 - $90

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Toulouse  •  10 h 40 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 Toulouse (TLS) LHR - TLS
  4. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$150 - $368

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Toulouse, train  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Toulouse (TLS) LGW - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$110 - $286

Train to London Stansted, fly to Toulouse, train  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Toulouse (TLS) STN - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne

$107 - $246

Train to London Stansted, fly to Carcassonne, train, bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Carcassonne (CCF) STN - CCF
  3. Take the train from Carcassonne to Limoux
  4. Take the bus from Gare de Limoux to Couiza-Ste-Anne

$127 - $373

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Barcelona, train  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne

$145 - $364

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona  •  12 h 57 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 Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne

$195 - $456

Train to Bournemouth, fly to Girona, train  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  2. Fly from Bournemouth (BOH) to Girona (GRO) BOH - GRO
  3. Take the train from Girona to Carcassonne

$109 - $255

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  6. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Rennes-le-Château

$501 - $577

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25 h 41 min

  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 Toulouse
  4. Take the bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne 718

$123 - $199

Train, bus, taxi  •  30 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Arc de Triomf to Latour-de-Carol R3
  5. Take a taxi from Ax-les-Thermes to Rennes-le-Château

$268 - $474

Train, bus  •  30 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the bus from Irun to Carcassonne

$131 - $209

Train, night train  •  19 h 1 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 night train from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Carcassonne

$215 - $472

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Rennes-le-Château

$151 - $294

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Rennes-le-Château is to bus which costs £40 - £70 and takes 27 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Rennes-le-Château is to train and fly and bus which costs £95 - £290 and takes 9 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Rennes-le-Château. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Couiza via London Victoria, Lille, Toulouse and Carcassonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 41 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Rennes-le-Château is 581 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Rennes-le-Château without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 25 h 41 min and costs £90 - £160.

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It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to get from Southampton to Rennes-le-Château, including transfers.

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Southampton to Rennes-le-Château bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Southampton to Rennes-le-Château bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Carcassonne station.

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Rennes-le-Château is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 6:24 PM in Southampton and 7:24 PM in Rennes-le-Château.

Map of how to get from Southampton to Rennes-le-Château.
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  • Distance: 580.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Rennes-le-Château, France?

You can take a bus from Southampton to Rennes-le-Château via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris City Centre - Bercy, Carcassonne, Laperrinne, Le Minervois, and Carcassonne in around 27 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Bournemouth to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from London Heathrow to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Carcassonne to Limoux
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$13 - $21
Night train from Gare de Paris-Austerlitz to Gare de Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $150
1st Class
$150 - $240
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Barcelona Sants to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Girona to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
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 Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Arc de Triomf to Latour-de-Carol
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
renfe.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
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 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
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
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 Toulouse
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
starbus.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
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
3 h
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
Other operators
Taxi from Ax-les-Thermes to Rennes-le-Château
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Germania and three other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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