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The journey from Southampton to Birmingham whisks you through the English countryside, past countless picturesque villages and up to the Midlands. Our trains from Southampton to Birmingham take around 2 hours 30 minutes and drop you right in the heart of the city.
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Travelling to Birmingham
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Travelling from Southampton to Birmingham
Diverse cultures, excellent shopping and plenty of great entertainment options make Birmingham a great city to visit. Birmingham is known as Britain’s second biggest city and is packed full of energy and excitement for people of all ages. Take in the sights, shop until you drop, visit the theatre, or enjoy a class night out in this buzzing metropolis.
Are there direct trains from Southampton to Birmingham?
Yes, all CrossCountry services between Southampton and Birmingham New Street Station are direct.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Southampton to Birmingham?
Your journey from Southampton to Birmingham with CrossCountry will be a comfortable one. Plug sockets to charge phones and laptops, plentiful seating choices and ample luggage storage are all onboard. A trolley service providing drinks and a selection of snacks will keep tummies from rumbling. For an extra level of comfort, why not upgrade to a seat in our First Class carriage?
Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?
Birmingham New Street Station is accessible for those with a range of mobility needs. The entire station is step-free, and there are accessible ticket office counters available. You can also get ramps for train access and assistance reaching your platform if you need this.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street Station is right in the heart of the city, making it the perfect starting point for those looking to get into the action.
Does the station have family areas?
Birmingham New Street Station caters well for families visiting the city. Baby changing facilities are available, as well as a choice of waiting rooms. There are also a variety of cafés and restaurants in the station if you’re looking for somewhere comfortable to wait.
For further information about Birmingham New Street, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Birmingham
Onward travel: Trams, Taxis and Buses in Birmingham
Birmingham offers a variety of travel options for your onward journey. Regular trams service the station, linking the city to other towns in the Midlands. Buses service the city centre and outskirts, and if you’d rather reach your destination by car, there is a taxi rank outside the station.
Shopping in Birmingham
Whether you’re looking for head-turning chic or a great bargain, Birmingham’s shopping scene is sure to deliver. From big department stores to shopping malls, from historic markets to the world-famous Jewellery Quarter, the shops in Birmingham offer you everything you could want in a shopping trip. Don’t leave Brum without visiting the Bull Ring Rag Market; with over 350 stalls offering everything from clothes to gifts, you’re sure to come home with something new!
Culture in Birmingham
Birmingham has invested heavily in arts and culture over the years, so there’s lots to do for the culture vultures amongst us. Whether you’re interested in exploring history or the arts at one of the city’s museums or galleries, attending a live music show or tasting foods from all over the world, Birmingham can provide. Families could have a day out at Sea Life Birmingham, or if you’re with friends, why not try out some of the city’s staggering array of bars, clubs and pubs? If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t leave Birmingham without a tour around Cadbury World where you can learn how chocolate is made and enjoy a few tasters!
Spending time in Birmingham?
Want to know a bit more about Birmingham? Check out our Birmingham Guide to help you plan your perfect trip!
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