Trains from Southampton to Birmingham

Southampton to Birmingham train information

Southampton Birmingham train map

Train duration 2h31m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Southampton, England
Distance 111 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £28.80
Average train price £41.00
  • There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Southampton in England to Birmingham in England are operated by Cross Country.
  • There are 111 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Southampton to Birmingham is approximately 2h31m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Birmingham from Southampton, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.
  • We found tickets from £28.80 to travel in the next month. Prices may vary depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Southampton to Birmingham train tickets

from £28.80 MORE 2h26m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 5h55m
from £7.55 MORE 4h10m
Flight
from £73.86 MORE 11h00m

Southampton - Birmingham prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Southampton to Birmingham by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Southampton - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£24

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Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Southampton to Birmingham will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 15 days in advance, tickets should be available from £24 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £53 for your journey. Thus, you can save 55% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 15 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Southampton to Birmingham trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Southampton and Birmingham by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Birmingham to Southampton and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£29.50 07/12/2019 19:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£29.50 07/12/2019 20:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£31.80 07/12/2019 17:54 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£35.30 07/12/2019 18:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£35.85 07/12/2019 13:54 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£35.85 07/12/2019 15:54 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£37.55 07/12/2019 07:56 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£37.55 07/12/2019 07:01 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£37.55 07/12/2019 09:54 Cross Country 4 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Birmingham
New Street
£37.65 07/12/2019 17:27 Cross Country 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Southampton Birmingham train

Discount Southampton - Birmingham train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Southampton Birmingham train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Southampton Birmingham ticket is £40.95 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £40.95: £88/£40.95 = 2.15. It will take you approximately 3 trips from Birmingham to Southampton (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Southampton to Birmingham train £40.95 £27.30 £13.65 2.15

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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