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There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to Hamburg by plane, train, car, car train, bus or car ferry

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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Fly from Southampton  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Hamburg (HAM) SOU - HAM

$69 - $360

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Bus via Utrecht  •  23 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Utrecht
  3. Take the bus from Utrecht to Hamburg

$56 - $84

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  6 h 4 min

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

$128 - $408

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  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

$106 - $299

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5 h 46 min

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

$76 - $233

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  6 h 17 min

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

$75 - $197

Train via Brussels Midi-Zuid  •  12 h 14 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 Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$228 - $444

Train  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  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 train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$201 - $497

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  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 Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$397 - $545

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Dortmund N80
  3. Take the bus from Dortmund to Hamburg 073 / ...

$71 - $118

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 3 min

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

$157 - $232

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Hamburg is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 23 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs £55 - £180 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Hamburg via London and Dortmund. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 44 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Hamburg is 520 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 12 h 14 min and costs £170 - £350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Southampton to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Southampton to Hamburg 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 Hamburg is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs £50 - £280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £170 - £350 and takes 12 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £95 and takes 22 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 519.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

KLM, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Southampton to Hamburg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Southampton to Hamburg via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, and Köln Hbf in around 12 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
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
36 min
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
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
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
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
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 London to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Hamburg is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 2:16 PM in Southampton and 3:16 PM in Hamburg.

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

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There are 715+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at $56 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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