How to Reach Lorient - The Easiest Way to Reach Lorient


  • By Air: Lorient South Brittany Airport has services to several French cities like Paris and Lyon. It also has seasonal flights towards Ireland. The airport is located at Lann Bihoue towards the west of the city and can be reached in about 12 minutes by road. The closest international airports are at Brest (1hr 24min drive) and Rennes (1hr 39min).
  • By Train: The city’s train station Gare du Lorient has direct trains to Quimper, Nantes, Rennes, Paris and several other French cities.
  • By Car: Lorient can be accessed through N24 and N165 by road.
  • By Bus: Buses run frequently from Lorient to other neighbouring towns in Brittany.


  • On Foot: The bay area, town centre, tourist information office, and several other important places in the city can be easily covered on foot.
  • By Car: Cars are one of the most feasible options to get around Lorient. The city has a few free and paid parking lots.
  • By Boat: There’s a boat service that takes you to the Ile de Groix, one of the popular places to see in the region.
  • By Bicycle: You can also explore the town by renting a bicycle at one of the bike stations.

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How to Reach Lorient from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Guidel to Lorient 13.85 km 13 mins
Pluvigner to Lorient 40.22 km 40 mins
Quimper to Lorient 85.46 km 1 hour 25 mins
Dinan to Lorient 166.61 km 2 hours 46 mins
Poole to Lorient 363.79 km 6 hours 3 mins
Southampton to Lorient 413.46 km 6 hours 53 mins
Bath to Lorient 417.98 km 6 hours 57 mins
Portsmouth to Lorient 425.07 km 7 hours 5 mins
Shoreham-by-sea to Lorient 485.86 km 8 hours 5 mins
London to Lorient 551.52 km 9 hours 11 mins