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There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Cuxhaven by train, car, car train, bus, 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  •  14h

  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 to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg-Harburg to Cuxhaven Re5

$242 - $470

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Bus  •  20h

  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 bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bremen N71
  4. Take the bus from Bremen to Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB A74

$54 - $91

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Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  12h 20m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  6. Drive from Bremen Hbf to Cuxhaven

$374 - $514

Train, bus via Osnabruck Hbf  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the bus from Osnabrück to Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB A74

$161 - $458

Train, bus  •  25h 41m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Canterbury West
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury to The Hague
  4. Take the bus from Den Haag to Bremen
  5. Take the bus from Bremen to Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB A74

$100 - $158

Drive, car ferry  •  10h

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

$152 - $232

Train to Bristol, fly to Hamburg, train  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Hamburg (HAM) BRS - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Cuxhaven

$136 - $416

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Hamburg  •  8h 26m

  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 Hamburg (HAM) LHR - HAM
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Cuxhaven

$113 - $307

Fly Southampton to Bremen, train  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bremen (BRE) SOU - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg
  3. Take the train from Hamburg-Harburg to Cuxhaven

$98 - $475

Train to London Stansted, fly to Hamburg, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Hamburg (HAM) STN - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Cuxhaven

$82 - $205

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Hamburg, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Cuxhaven

$83 - $283

Train to London Stansted, fly to Bremen, train  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bremen (BRE) STN - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg
  4. Take the train from Hamburg-Harburg to Cuxhaven

$82 - $272

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Cuxhaven is to bus which costs £40 - £70 and takes 20h.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Cuxhaven is to train and fly which costs £60 - £220 and takes 8h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Cuxhaven. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB via London, Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bremen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h.

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The distance between Southampton and Cuxhaven is 475 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Cuxhaven without a car is to train which takes 14h and costs £180 - £360.

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It takes approximately 14h to get from Southampton to Cuxhaven, including transfers.

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Southampton to Cuxhaven 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 Cuxhaven is to train which takes 14h and costs £180 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 20h.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Southampton to Cuxhaven bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Cuxhaven.
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  • Distance: 474.7 miles
  • Duration: 14h

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Cuxhaven via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels - Midi, Köln Hbf, and Hamburg-Harburg in around 14h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Cuxhaven via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Brussels, Brussels-North station, and Bremen in around 20h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Flights from London Stansted to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
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
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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
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg-Harburg to Cuxhaven
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Cuxhaven
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
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
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
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
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 Osnabrück to Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bremen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bremen to Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Canterbury to The Hague
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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
Ferry operators

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Cuxhaven is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 11:45 PM in Southampton and 12:45 AM in Cuxhaven.

Lufthansa, KLM, Brussels Airlines and BMI Regional offer flights from Bristol Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 954+ hotels available in Cuxhaven. Prices start at $57 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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