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Birmingham to Southampton by train

The journey from Birmingham to Southampton by train is 111.16 mi and takes 3 hrs 7 mins. There are 26 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:30 and the last at 21:21. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Southampton by train for as little as £32.01 or as much as £108.19. The best price for this journey is £32.01.

Lowest Price£32.01
Journey Duration3 hrs 7 mins
Connection per Day26
Lowest Price£32.01
Highest Price£108.19
First Departure05:30
Last Departure21:21
Distance111.16 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalSouthampton
CarriersChiltern Railways, South Western RailwayMore

Birmingham to Southampton Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Birmingham to Southampton?

The prices for train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton will cost £32.01. The average train ticket price is approximately £71.07. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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The prices for train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately £71.07. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Birmingham to Southampton by train?

The journey between Birmingham and Southampton by train is approximately 111.16 mi. It will take you more or less 3 hrs 7 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey from Birmingham to Southampton covers a distance of 111.16 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 hrs 7 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hrs 38 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Birmingham to Southampton faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Birmingham to Southampton?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Birmingham to Southampton, which usually leaves at 05:30. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 21:21. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Birmingham to Southampton, which usually leaves at 05:30. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 21:21. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Birmingham to Southampton by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Birmingham from the following stations: . Arriving at Southampton, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: . Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Southampton.

How many daily journeys are there from Birmingham to Southampton?

On average, there are 26 daily departures from Birmingham to Southampton. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 14 departures from Birmingham which travel directly to Southampton. There are 12 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Southampton. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Southampton, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Southampton.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Southampton

The cheapest Birmingham - Southampton train tickets can be found for as low as £37.88 if you’re lucky, or £72.71 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £107.36.

Find the best day to travel to Southampton by train

When travelling to Southampton by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Chiltern Railways is a British train operating company that provides passenger services between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill, as well as other destinations in the Midlands and South East England. The company was established in 1996, and it is owned by Arriva UK Trains since 2009. Chiltern Railways operates a fleet of modern trains, including the Class 68 locomotives and the Class 165 and 168 diesel units.

South Western Railway (SWR) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates passenger services in South West England and parts of Southern England. It was formed in 2017 as a result of the merger of South West Trains and the Island Line Trains. SWR operates services to major cities such as London, Bristol, Southampton, and Portsmouth, as well as smaller towns and villages in the region. The company operates a fleet of modern trains, including electric and diesel multiple units, and provides a range of ticketing options, including season tickets, advance purchase tickets, and flexible fares. SWR is owned by FirstGroup and MTR Corporation.

West Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the West Midlands region of England.The West Midlands Trains consortium, composed of Abellio, JR East, and Mitsui, won the franchise for the region, leading to the establishment of the service in 2017. The West Midlands Railway offers a variety of services, including longer distance services to cities like London and Liverpool as well as local and regional trains.

Services on board Chiltern Railways, South Western Railway and Avanti West Coast from Birmingham to Southampton
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Birmingham to Southampton CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
12.52kg
Bus
13.42kg
Flight
35.78kg
Car
28.62kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Birmingham to Southampton by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Birmingham and Southampton are 12.52kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Birmingham and Southampton? By taking the train between Birmingham and Southampton you will save 23.26kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.9kg compared to a bus and 16.1kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Southampton?
A train ticket from Birmingham to Southampton is £71.07. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £32.01.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Birmingham to Southampton?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Southampton is £32.01. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Southampton by train?
Birmingham to Southampton is 111.16 mi.
How long does the train between Birmingham and Southampton take?
Birmingham to Southampton is on average 3 hrs 7 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 38 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Southampton?
The train journey from Birmingham to Southampton is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Chiltern Railways, South Western Railway, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway and Southern.
How many train connections per day go from Birmingham to Southampton?
Birmingham to Southampton has 26 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Birmingham to Southampton leave?
The earliest train from Birmingham to Southampton departs at 05:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Birmingham to Southampton depart?
The latest train from Birmingham to Southampton departs at 21:21. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Southampton in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £32.01 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Birmingham to Southampton?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Birmingham to go to Southampton. You can go from Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Coach Station, Five Ways and Birmingham Moor Street and you can arrive at Swaythling.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Southampton?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Southampton.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Southampton by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Birmingham and Southampton is 2 hrs 38 mins.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Southampton?
Yes, there is a direct train between Birmingham and Southampton.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Southampton by train?
The train journey from Birmingham to Southampton creates 12.52kg of CO2 emissions.

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