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Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street by train

It takes an average of 2h 49m to travel from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street by train, over a distance of around 110 miles (178 km). There are normally 33 trains per day travelling from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street and tickets for this journey start from £15.50 when you book in advance.

First train

03:48

Last train

20:15

Departure station

Southampton Central

Arrival station

Birmingham New Street

Journey time

From 2h 30m

Distance

110 miles (178 km)

Frequency

33 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £15.50

Train operators

CrossCountry

Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street train times

Check out the next trains departing from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street for Monday 20th May 2024 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:15 southampton central07:51 birmingham new streetPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets2h 36m, direct
06:15 southampton central08:51 birmingham new streetPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets2h 36m, direct
06:47 southampton central10:24 birmingham new streetPlat. 4 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets3h 37m, 1 change
07:00 southampton central09:51 On timebirmingham new streetPlat. 1 estimatedsouth western railway PeakGet tickets2h 51m, 2 changes
07:15 southampton central09:51 birmingham new streetPlat. 1 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets2h 36m, direct

Taking the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street in 2 hours 30 minutes

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

It usually takes around 2 hours 49 minutes to travel the 110 miles (178 km) from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 30 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 33 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 Birmingham New Street.

Book train tickets from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street 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 Birmingham New Street by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street? 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 Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street take?

The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and Birmingham New Street is 2 hours and 49 minutes, with around 33 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 Southampton Central and Birmingham New Street by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street 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 Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street without having to change trains. There are 33 direct trains from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street leaves at 03:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street leaves at 20:15. 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 Southampton Central and Birmingham New Street by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street 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 Birmingham New Street to Southampton Central.

Cheap train tickets from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street

Train tickets from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street 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.

Book in advance

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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 Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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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