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Southampton-Birmingham Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Southampton to Birmingham?

Lowest Price$76.19
Fastest Train2h 15m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Southampton to Birmingham right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Southampton to Birmingham?

In the last month, $145.51 was the average price of a train ticket from Southampton, STH to Birmingham, BIR. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to Birmingham?

The distance between Southampton and Birmingham is approximately 111 miles, or 179 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Southampton to Birmingham are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Southampton at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Southampton to Birmingham?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Birmingham. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Birmingham to Southampton. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Southampton to Birmingham for $43.05.

Which train should you take from Southampton to Birmingham?

2 train services operate from Southampton, Southampton to Birmingham, Birmingham. South Western Railway + Connections usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry72h 23m$154.32
South Western Railway + Connections94h 10m$138.66

Where is the train station in Southampton?

There are two stations in Southampton where you can board the train to Birmingham:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway
  • Sholing

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Birmingham has one train station:

  • New St Station

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