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There are 10 ways to get from Southampton to Ruffec 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  •  10h 11m

  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 Poitiers Tgv
  4. Take the train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de Ruffec

$194 - $413

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Bus, train  •  20h 58m

  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 Poitiers
  4. Take the train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de Ruffec

$55 - $80

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Bus  •  19h 10m

  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 Poitiers 723
  4. Take the bus from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de Ruffec

$74 - $120

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 36m

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

$101 - $214

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 9m

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

$291 - $355

Fly Southampton to Bordeaux, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bordeaux (BOD) SOU - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Angouleme
  3. Take the train from Gare de Angoulême to Gare de Ruffec

$103 - $262

Fly Southampton to La Rochelle, train  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to La Rochelle (LRH) SOU - LRH
  2. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
  3. Take the train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de Ruffec

$226 - $952

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Angouleme
  4. Take the train from Gare de Angoulême to Gare de Ruffec

$120 - $347

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Paris CDG  •  10h 5m

  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 Poitiers
  5. Take the train from Gare de Poitiers to Gare de Ruffec

$165 - $414

Fly Southampton to Bergerac, train  •  9h

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bergerac (EGC) SOU - EGC
  2. Take the train from Bergerac to Libourne
  3. Take the train from Gare de Libourne to Gare de Angoulême
  4. Take the train from Gare de Angoulême to Gare de Ruffec

$134 - $564

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Ruffec is to bus and train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 20h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Ruffec is to fly and train which costs £75 - £210 and takes 7h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Ruffec. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Gare de Ruffec via London, Paris, Paris and Gare de Poitiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 10m.

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The distance between Southampton and Ruffec is 347 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Ruffec without a car is to train which takes 10h 11m and costs £140 - £320.

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It takes approximately 10h 11m to get from Southampton to Ruffec, including transfers.

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Southampton to Ruffec 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 Ruffec is to train which takes 10h 11m and costs £140 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £95 and takes 19h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Southampton to Ruffec bus services, operated by SNCF Bus, arrive at Gare de Ruffec station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Ruffec.
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  • Distance: 346.8 miles
  • Duration: 10h 11m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Ruffec, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France?

You can take a train from Southampton to Ruffec via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Marne la Vallée-Chessy, and Gare de Poitiers in around 10h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Ruffec via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris, Paris, Poitiers, and Gare de Poitiers in around 19h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Southampton to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
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
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Libourne to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $45
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 Gare de Poitiers to Gare de Ruffec
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean to Gare de Angoulême
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Gare de Angoulême to Gare de Ruffec
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$17 - $27
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Bergerac to Libourne
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Gare de Libourne to Gare de Angoulême
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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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Ruffec is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 1:48 PM in Southampton and 2:48 PM in Ruffec.

KLM, Air France and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 127+ hotels available in Ruffec. Prices start at $59 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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