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There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Aachen by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  6 h 57 min

  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  •  12 h 2 min

  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  •  13 h 35 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 Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328

$80 - $119

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 4 min

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

$246 - $285

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 29 min

  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  •  6 h 2 min

  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  •  7 h 18 min

  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 to London Heathrow, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) LHR - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$116 - $309

Train to London Stansted, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) STN - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$106 - $286

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$103 - $299

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 46 min

  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

$148 - $417

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station

$113 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Aachen is to bus and train which costs £50 - £75 and takes 12 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Aachen is to fly and train which costs £70 - £230 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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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 13 h 35 min.

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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 6 h 57 min and costs £95 - £230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min 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 1 h 30 min.

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

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Aachen is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 11:23 AM in Southampton and 12:23 PM in Aachen.

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  • Distance: 328.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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 6 h 57 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,400
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Woking
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
4 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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 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
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
6 h 30 min
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
7 h 30 min
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
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Air France, Flybe and KLM 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 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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