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Birmingham to Southampton

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1 suggested route to go from Birmingham to Southampton by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Birmingham to Southampton ?

Trip Birmingham Southampton

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance111 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Birmingham to Southampton and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Birmingham Southampton? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Southampton from Birmingham You just have to specify the departure date to Southampton then let Vivanoda search for you. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Birmingham - Southampton offer that suits you best.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of CrossCountry, Blablacar, South West Trains, National Express or MegaBus to reach Southampton.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Birmingham to Southampton bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Birmingham to Southampton, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Birmingham and Southampton and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Southampton.

  • Very low prices! On the Birmingham Southampton line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Birmingham Southampton is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The coaches operating the Birmingham Southampton line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • The modern buses that you take from Birmingham to Southampton are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Birmingham and Southampton?

The bus service between the city of Birmingham and Southampton is operating by multiple coach companies: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Birmingham SouthamptonNational Express Birmingham Southampton

Departure bus stations in Birmingham

You will have to arrive at your Birmingham stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Southampton' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express or MegaBus, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Birmingham

Arrival bus stations in Southampton

When you arrive in Southampton, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Southampton

Train Birmingham to Southampton

Is it possible to go directly by train from Birmingham to Southampton?

Yes, it is possible to go from Birmingham to Southampton by train without making any changes. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest Birmingham-Southampton train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Birmingham Southampton

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Birmingham and Southampton with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Birmingham Southampton railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Birmingham Southampton

Railway stations from Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street

Railway stations in Southampton

  • Southampton Airport (Parkway)
  • Southampton Central

Carpool from Birmingham to Southampton

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Birmingham-Southampton with other travellers looking for the same route. Instead of driving alone the car from Birmingham to Southampton, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Birmingham-Southampton rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Southampton.

When you are about to book a Birmingham-Southampton ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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