SOUTHAMPTON United Kingdom

Ahoy there, captain!

Southampton and the South-East of England are an ideal starting point for a trip to England.

The British airline Flybe operates direct flights since 2019, April 2nd on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until September 24th.  

From Southampton to London in just over 2 hours from Rennes. Fast trains direct to London Waterloo from Southampton Airport Parkway station which is only 99 steps from the airport terminal.

Many other cities are also accessible by train from Southampton : Winchester, Portsmouth, Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham ...

Via Southampton, many connecting flights are also possible: flights to Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Guernsey and Jersey.

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Journey time between Rennes and Southampton: 1 hour

Information about the destination
  • Capital city: London is the capital of England
  • Climate: Mild, and hot in summer
  • Time difference with France: 1 hour behind
  • Currency: Pound sterling
  • Official language: English
  • Travel document requirements: Passport or valid national identity card
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To discover

The pleasures of being by the coast

As a coastal town, Southampton can offer visitors all the pleasures of the sea, including watching regattas in the Solent and walking the coastal footpaths. You will be spoilt for choice: picturesque villages, rolling hills, spectacular coastline, elegant seaside resorts...

Don’t miss the Old Town of Southampton, with its impressive Northern gate known as “Bargate”, its medieval city wall and its many museums. You will also find a variety of parks and green spaces in the town centre. Southampton Common is the largest amongst them, with its Wildlife Centre, located where Southampton Zoo used to stand.

Southampton also has a large port, where you can admire cruise boats setting sail and perhaps even catch sight of the famous Queen Mary II.

London, Southampton’s neighbour

Flybe, in association with the railway company South West Trains, has set up a “Rail-Air” service for quick and easy travel between Southampton Airport and London's Waterloo Station.

Once flight reservation has been confirmed on the website, the passenger can purchase a "Rail-Air" return ticket that costs 30 pounds by clicking on the South West Trains link. Several ticket types are available, including a one-way ticket, first class and child rates, in both directions of travel. Passengers who purchase a return ticket will be granted a free priority pass at Southampton airport’s security check for their return flight, without queuing or paying extra. The railway station Southampton Airport Parkway is only a step away (99 steps, to be exact!) from the airport, and 50 trains leave every day for London's Waterloo Station, taking just over an hour. So wait no more, and book yourself a weekend in the British capital!


Due to the activity's cessation of Flybe company, since 5th March 2020, the lines to London and Southampton are currently suspended. We are doing our best to find alternatives with other airlines. 

Due to the cessation of activity of the Flybe company, since March 5, 2020, the lines to London and Southampton are currently suspended. We are doing our best to find other alternatives with other airlines.

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