The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Gloucester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
|Distance||45 miles (72 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$14 (€13)|
|Train frequency||41 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Birmingham to Gloucester cover the 45 miles (72 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 41 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $14 (€13), but the average price of train tickets is $14 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Gloucester.
You can travel by train from Birmingham to Gloucester with CrossCountry for as low as $14 (€13). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Birmingham to Gloucester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Birmingham to Gloucester train information with CrossCountry:
There are 28 trains each weekday from Birmingham to Gloucester. All but one of the trains are operated by CrossCountry and the late-night journey is operated by West Midlands Railway. The earliest train leaves at about 6:45 a.m. and the latest train departs at around 11:00 p.m. The journey between Birmingham and Gloucester takes about one hour to complete.
The earliest departure each day is at about 6:45 a.m., and the latest at about 11:00 p.m. There are 28 departures each day, with trains leaving every 30 minutes to an hour. CrossCountry offers 12 direct trips from Birmingham to Gloucester and 15 trips requiring one transfer at Cheltenham Spa station. CrossCountry's service is slightly less-frequent on a Sunday, but there are still about 20 trains traversing this route. The daily late-night train offered by West Midlands Railway requires one transfer at Worcester station.
Trains from Birmingham to Gloucester take about an hour to complete the journey of about 50 miles. Travelling this distance by car would take about the same time. The late-night trip offered by West Midlands Railway involves an extended transfer and is an overnight trip.
Departure train station: The CrossCountry trains from Birmingham to Gloucester depart from Birmingham's New Street station. This station is located directly in the centre of Birmingham's busy pedestrian shopping zone. It also has shops and restaurants on site, plus a substantial car park. Taxis are easily arranged outside the station. Disabled access has been provided, and wheelchairs are available.
The single daily train operated by West Midlands Railway departs from Birmingham's Moor Street station. This station is also central, located on the periphery of the pedestrian shopping zone. It is well-serviced with respect to food and convenience stores, as well as access to taxis. Disabled access is available, and wheelchairs are available on request.
Arrival train station: Gloucester station, at which all trains from Birmingham arrive, is small, with a few shops and basic facilities. There is a car park on site but no taxi rank. Taxis are available but should be arranged beforehand. Provision has been made for disabled access, and wheelchairs are available if required.
CrossCountry and West Midlands Railway operate trains between Birmingham and Gloucester.
CrossCountry offers 12 direct trips a day, and 15 trips requiring a transfer at Cheltenham. The earliest train leaves at about 6:45 a.m. each day, and the latest at about 10:15 p.m. Trains leave at intervals of between 30 minutes and an hour. On a Sunday, slightly fewer trains are available, but there are still about 20 departures.
West Midlands Railway offers one late-night train trip between Birmingham and Gloucester each day, departing at about 11:00 p.m. The trip involves a transfer at Worcester and is an overnight journey.
CrossCountry offers both standard and first-class tickets on this route. First-class tickets secure larger seats that recline, plus a quieter, more spacious coach. West Midlands Railway offers only standard tickets on its single daily trip.
Both operators allow passengers to travel with one piece of hand luggage and two suitcases. Bicycles, prams and wheelchairs are also allowed on board, as long as they are folded. CrossCountry allows full size bicycles on its less-busy trains. Passengers may have their animals with them on board, as long as the pets are on a lead or in a cage. Two animals per person are allowed free of charge. Additional pets are allowed but are charged at half the usual passenger rate per animal.
Disabled assistance is available on all trains and should be arranged before travel.
Booking online and in advance is wise as it allows comparison of fares across different times of the day, different days, and different operators. Booking in advance often allows the best prices to be secured, as does checking for special discounts on offer. Group discounts can be high as 30% for 10 or more passengers travelling together.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Gloucester, located 0.6 miles (882 m) away from the city centre.
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