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Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central by train

It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central by train, over a distance of around 110 miles (178 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central and tickets for this journey start from £15.50 when you book in advance.

First train

05:03

Last train

21:03

Departure station

Birmingham New Street

Arrival station

Southampton Central

Journey time

From 2h 39m

Distance

110 miles (178 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £15.50

Train operators

CrossCountry

Taking the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central in 2 hours 39 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 2 hours 42 minutes to travel the 110 miles (178 km) from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 17 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. As the main train operator on this route, you'll probably be travelling with CrossCountry for all or at least part of your journey to Southampton Central.

Book train tickets from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £15.50. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Southampton Central by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central take?

The average journey time by train between Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 17 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central is 2 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central can start from as little as £15.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central leave?

The first train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central leaves at 05:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central leave?

The last train from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central leaves at 21:03. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central by train?

Trains travelling from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central cover a distance of around 110 miles (178 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street.

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central

Train tickets from Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central start at £15.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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