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There are 13 ways to get from Southampton to Aachen by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station Ice

$128 - $299

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Bus, train  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Aachen Central Station

$67 - $96

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  13h 30m

  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 Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328

$80 - $119

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 7m

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

$246 - $285

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Aachen

$102 - $152

Fly Southampton to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dusseldorf (DUS) SOU - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$91 - $289

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$125 - $391

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  6h 47m

  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 Cologne Bonn (CGN) LHR - CGN
  4. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$146 - $358

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 33m

  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 Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$133 - $348

Fly Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SOU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen

$80 - $254

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  7h 22m

  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 Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station

$143 - $346

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station

$146 - $415

Train to London Stansted, fly to Eindhoven, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  3. Take the train from Eindhoven to Heerlen

$93 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Aachen is to bus and train which costs £50 - £75 and takes 11h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Aachen is to fly and train which costs £70 - £230 and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Southampton and Aachen is 329 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 6h 52m and costs £95 - £230.

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It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from Southampton to Aachen, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Southampton to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Aachen is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 6:22 AM in Southampton and 7:22 AM in Aachen.

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  • Distance: 328.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 52m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Aachen, Germany?

You can take a train from Southampton to Aachen via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 6h 52m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,400
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
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
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.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
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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There are 756+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at $62 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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