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There are 14 ways to get from Southampton to Hildesheim by train, car, car train, night bus, 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  •  12 h 19 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 to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Hildesheim Hbf Ice

$253 - $489

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Bus  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 814
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hildesheim N67

$53 - $108

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Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  11 h 20 min

  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 Hannover Hbf Ice / ...

$426 - $580

Train, night bus  •  14 h 19 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 night bus from Osnabrück to Hildesheim N67

$160 - $428

Bus via Canterbury  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury 007 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Canterbury to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
  4. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hildesheim N67

$57 - $88

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 23 min

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

$142 - $212

Fly Southampton to Hannover, train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Hannover (HAJ) SOU - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
  3. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf

$128 - $483

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Hannover  •  8 h 47 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 Hannover (HAJ) LHR - HAJ
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
  5. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf

$155 - $422

Train to Birmingham, fly to Hannover, train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Hannover (HAJ) BHX - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
  4. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf

$153 - $326

Train to London Stansted, fly to Hannover, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Hannover (HAJ) STN - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
  4. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf

$141 - $530

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Hamburg  •  9 h 27 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
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Göttingen
  5. Take the train from Göttingen to Hildesheim Hbf

$187 - $416

Train to London Stansted, fly to Bremen, train  •  9 h 53 min

  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 Hannover Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
  5. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf

$139 - $324

Train to London City, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  10 h 37 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 Hannover Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
  5. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf

$192 - $474

Fly Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SOU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Amersfoort
  3. Take the train from Amersfoort to Hannover Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
  5. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf

$133 - $344

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Hildesheim is to bus which costs £40 - £85 and takes 20 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Hildesheim is to train and fly which costs £110 - £330 and takes 8 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Hildesheim. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Hildesheim via London and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Hildesheim is 498 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Hildesheim without a car is to train which takes 12 h 19 min and costs £190 - £380.

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It takes approximately 12 h 19 min to get from Southampton to Hildesheim, including transfers.

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Southampton to Hildesheim 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 Hildesheim is to train which takes 12 h 19 min and costs £190 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £85 and takes 20 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Hannover Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Hildesheim.
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  • Distance: 498 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Hildesheim via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels - Midi, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 12 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Hildesheim via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 20 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Hannover via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Southampton to Hannover via Glasgow, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Hannover via Glasgow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Birmingham to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Hannover via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
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 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
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
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
1 h 48 min
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Hildesheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
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 Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Braunschweig Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Braunschweig Hbf to Hildesheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Hildesheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
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
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
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
Night bus from Osnabrück to Hildesheim
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Hildesheim
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Canterbury to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Hildesheim is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 1:16 AM in Southampton and 2:16 AM in Hildesheim.

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

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There are 186+ hotels available in Hildesheim. 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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