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Trains from Southampton to Birmingham

Running 12 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Travel from Southampton to Birmingham in style with CrossCountry, enjoying Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.

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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CrossCountry Trains from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

  • First CrossCountry train - 09:15
  • Last CrossCountry train - 20:15

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.

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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