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There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to Kiel by plane, train, subway, 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  •  7h 39m

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

$70 - $377

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Bus  •  21h 48m

  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 Hamburg N71
  4. Take the bus from Hamburg to Kiel 050 / ...

$62 - $101

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  7h 41m

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

$129 - $425

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 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

$107 - $316

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7h 22m

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

$77 - $292

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the subway from Green Park station to Tottenham Hale station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Hamburg (HAM) STN - HAM
  4. Take the train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf

$76 - $214

Train  •  13h 43m

  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 Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Ic

$268 - $494

Train via Hamburg Hbf  •  13h 45m

  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 Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$247 - $470

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  13h 36m

  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 Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  6. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel

$393 - $544

Train, bus  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$147 - $390

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 4m

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

$167 - $252

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Kiel is to bus which costs £45 - £80 and takes 21h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Kiel is to train and fly which costs £55 - £230 and takes 7h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Kiel via London, Brussels, Brussels-North station and Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 48m.

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The distance between Southampton and Kiel is 541 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 13h 43m and costs £200 - £380.

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It takes approximately 7h 39m to get from Southampton to Kiel, including transfers.

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Southampton to Kiel 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 Kiel is to fly which takes 7h 39m and costs £50 - £290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £200 - £380 and takes 13h 43m, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £80 and takes 21h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Kiel.
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  • Distance: 540.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 39m

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

KLM, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Southampton to Kiel every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Southampton to Kiel via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels - Midi, and Duisburg Hbf in around 13h 43m.

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
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 Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Train operators
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
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 Neumünster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $150
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
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
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Kiel is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 9:06 PM in Southampton and 10:06 PM in Kiel.

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

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There are 570+ hotels available in Kiel. Prices start at $54 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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