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Birmingham-Southampton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton?

Lowest Price$58.51
Fastest Train2h 30m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $111.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, BIR to Southampton, STH. 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 Birmingham to Southampton?

The distance between Birmingham and Southampton is approximately 111 miles, or 179 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 30 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 Birmingham to Southampton are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 Birmingham at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Birmingham to Southampton?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Southampton. 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 Southampton to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Southampton for $41.10.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Southampton?

2 train services operate from Birmingham, Birmingham to Southampton, Southampton. CrossCountry + 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 32m$115.56
CrossCountry + Connections93h 46m$109.04

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

There is one train station in Birmingham:

  • New St Station

Where is the train station in Southampton?

Southampton receives travelers from Birmingham at its two active train stations:

  • Sholing
  • Southampton Airport Parkway

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