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Train Information from Birmingham to Southampton

distanceDistance110 miles (178 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€71)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Southampton cover the 110 miles (178 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 37 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £42, but the average price of train tickets is £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Southampton Central.

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Birmingham to Southampton with CrossCountry

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton from £42 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Southampton from Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Birmingham to Southampton. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Birmingham - Southampton route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance to Southampton from Birmingham is around 110 miles (178 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £42. As you check the latest Birmingham to Southampton train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Southampton safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Birmingham to Southampton so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Birmingham to Southampton train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 31 min
  • Average Price: £42
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Birmingham to Southampton

Travelling between the cities of Birmingham and Southampton by train is a faster way of making the journey than by coach as well as being comfortable and straightforward. A similar timetable operates from Monday to Saturday while the first departure of the day is slightly later on Sundays. All routes are direct and have journey times of approximately two hours 40 minutes. All departures are from Birmingham New Street Station and journeys terminate at Southampton Central Station.

Which train companies travel from Birmingham to Southampton?

All train routes to Southampton from Birmingham are operated by CrossCountry. Part of Arriva UK trains, CrossCountry provides long-distance intercity trains in the United Kingdom. All of its routes either go through or start and terminate at Birmingham New Street. Most of its rolling stock is new with comfortable seating and onboard facilities that include Wi-Fi, toilets, luggage space, power outlets and bistro services.

How long is the train from Birmingham to Southampton?

All routes to Southampton from Birmingham are direct and take approximately two hours 40 minutes to complete the journey.

How many trains are there from Birmingham to Southampton?

The first departure from Birmingham to Southampton is in the early morning. There are then between one and two services an hour until the last train leaves mid-evening. A similar timetable operates from Monday to Saturday while the first train departs later on Sundays.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Birmingham to Southampton?

Departure train station: All trains to Southampton from Birmingham depart from the large and busy Birmingham New Street Station. This is part of the contemporary Bullring shopping, dining and entertainment culture and is located right in the heart of Birmingham city centre. New Street Station is part of a transport network that includes taxis, local buses and local, suburban and intercity trains. There is no onsite parking at the station. Its facilities include bicycle racks, Wi-Fi, toilets, ATMs, passenger lounges, luggage storage, shops and cafes.

Arrival train station: Trains from Birmingham to Southampton complete their journey at Southampton Central Station. This is just a short walk or bus ride from the city centre or the port. Station facilities include three car parks as well as bicycle storage, taxi ranks and bus stops, toilets, waiting rooms, ATMs, shops including a newsagent and cafes.

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Trains from Birmingham to Southampton
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Birmingham to Southampton?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Birmingham and Southampton to cost as little as £42  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Birmingham to Southampton cost on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Birmingham to Southampton is £64  one way.
How far is it from Birmingham to Southampton by train?
The distance from Birmingham to Southampton by train is approximately 110 miles (178 km).
How long does it take from Birmingham to Southampton by train?
On average the Birmingham to Southampton train time is 2 h 37 min  covering the 110 miles (178 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Birmingham to Southampton, which train station in Birmingham do I depart from and which train station in Southampton do I arrive in?

When taking the train to Southampton from Birmingham, you can choose to depart from train stations like Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. Your route can end in train stations such as Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Southampton Central.

Where is the train station in Birmingham to go to Southampton? Where is the train station in Southampton located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Southampton Central and need to travel approximately 0.5 miles (757 m) from the train station to the city centre in Southampton.

What train providers go from Birmingham to Southampton?
When taking a train from Birmingham to Southampton, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Southampton. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Birmingham to Southampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there from Birmingham to Southampton?
The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Southampton is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How early should I book train tickets between Birmingham and Southampton to score the best deals?
You can find a train from Birmingham to Southampton to cost on average £64 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Birmingham to Southampton train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Southampton
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Southampton.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales