Cambridge to Birmingham train

Fri, Jul 19
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Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cambridge to Birmingham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:00AM2h38
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:38AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$351One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:00AM2h38
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:38AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$471One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:09AM2h47
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:56AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$601One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:37AM3h11
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:48PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$861One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:39AM2h59
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:38PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1021One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Cambridge to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, July 19
Cross Country
08:00AM2h38
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:38AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:09AM2h47
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:56AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:00AM2h38
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:38AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:09AM2h47
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:56AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:37AM3h11
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:48PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:39AM2h59
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:38PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Cambridge to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Fastest Journey

2 h 38 m

Average

2 h 50 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

141 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cambridge for Birmingham every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:00AM2h38
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:38AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$471One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Cross Country
08:00AM2h38
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:38AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$351One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:09AM2h47
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:56AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$601One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:09AM2h47
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:56AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1021One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
09:39AM2h59
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:38PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1021One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Cambridge to Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 38 min
priceCheapest ticket price$34 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Trains or East Midlands Trains
Cheapest travel modebus
Cheapest bus ticket $5 (€4)

Trains from Cambridge to Birmingham run on average 6 times per day, taking around 2h 50m for the 141 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $34 (€30) but you can travel from only $5 (€4) by bus.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways from Cambridge to Birmingham trains

For as little as $34 (€30) you can travel by train to Birmingham from Cambridge with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Chiltern Railways is a train company based in the United Kingdom with trains between Cambridge and Birmingham. It operates services from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Stratford-upon-Avon. It also runs services from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. Chiltern Railways offers a range of train types, including InterCity 125, Class 165 and Class 168 trains. These trains are equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The company offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include a café bar, a shop, and a quiet coach. The most popular routes for Chiltern Railways are London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, and High Wycombe.

Cambridge to Birmingham train information with Chiltern Railways:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 48 min
  • Cheapest Price: $66

FAQs: Trains from Cambridge to Birmingham

FAQs: Travel by train from Cambridge to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cambridge to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Birmingham can start from as little as $34 (€30) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cambridge to Birmingham is $80 (€69); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cambridge to Birmingham train time is 2 h 38 min   covering the 87 mile (140 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cambridge to Birmingham leaves at 4: 57 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cambridge to Birmingham leaves at 10: 53 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cambridge to Birmingham without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 10 direct trains from Cambridge to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Birmingham. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Cambridge to Birmingham.
For the route from Cambridge to Birmingham you can take a train with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Trains or East Midlands Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Cambridge and Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 53 PM.

When departing from Cambridge, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cambridge, Cambridge North and Cambridge or Cambridge North. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your route in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cambridge, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Birmingham from Cambridge is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 38 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cambridge to Birmingham is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Cambridge and Birmingham including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Cambridge and Birmingham

Cambridge
Birmingham
The major railway station for departures from Cambridge is Cambridge. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cambridge for your journey to Birmingham from Cambridge.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 8450507080
Public transit options for Cambridge
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement buses depart from the front of the station
The major train station for arrivals in Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your journey to Birmingham from Cambridge.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transit options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.

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