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Southampton to Birmingham International by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $33.55
  2. 30 day advance $40.70
  3. 7 day advance $41.56
  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    20:27
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 9m
  • Distance
    169 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 23m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Southampton to Birmingham International by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Birmingham International take around 2 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 169 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Birmingham International.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Birmingham International?

Direct trains from Southampton to Birmingham International have been found.

We usually find around 22 direct trains on the route from Southampton to Birmingham International every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 37 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Southampton to Birmingham International?

The Southampton to Birmingham International train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Southampton to Birmingham International train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Birmingham International is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 05:15 and the last train is around 20:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 04:42, and the last at 20:27.

What's the Southampton to Birmingham International train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Southampton to Birmingham International are $33.55.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $40, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Southampton to Birmingham International train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Southampton to Birmingham International by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Birmingham International?

CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Southampton to Birmingham International.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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