The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Birmingham to London will cost around $ 79 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 33.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Birmingham for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 163 km distance in an average of 1h 48m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 23m .
The slowest train will take 2h 14m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 10 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$17|
|Trains depart from:||Birmingham|
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Train Companies:||Chiltern Railways, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway|
With around three direct trains from Birmingham to London per hour to choose from, it's always easy to find a suitable departure time. In fact, there are hundreds of trains between the two cities each week and a typical journey normally takes about one hour and 30 minutes.
Most of the trains on the busy Birmingham to London route are operated by Virgin Trains. However, some of the days first and last trains are run by Chiltern Railways and some services are provided by, or in partnership with, CrossCountry Trains and East Midlands Trains.
Train passengers from Birmingham can expect to reach London in just under one hour and 30 minutes. Some services are slightly faster while others, such as the late night Chiltern Railways train to London Marylebone, take about two hours from start to finish.
There are almost 150 direct trains to London from Birmingham each week. About 35 trains per day set off at intervals of approximately 20 minutes. The first train of the day leaves at around 5:15 a.m. and the last at about 11:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Virgin Trains services from Birmingham to London normally depart from New Street Station. It is Birmingham's main station and easy to reach by bus or taxi. Access to trains from London is from the upper level, which is serviced by escalators and elevators. Some trains also leave from Birmingham Moor Street Station which is just a short walk from New Street and also well served by local buses.
Arrival train station:Trains to London from Birmingham mainly terminate at Euston Station. Euston is just a few minutes walk from King's Cross Station and from the Eurostar links at St Pancras International. Travelers can take the underground (Victoria and Northern lines) to their final destination or catch one of the many buses that stop by the station concourse. Services provided by carriers like Chiltern Railways might arrive at Marylebone Station or St Pancras Station. Both stations are close to bus stops and taxi stands.