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Train Information to Birmingham from Edinburgh

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$125 (€102)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast or Cross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham cover the 244 miles (394 km) long route taking on average 4 h 13 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $125 (€102), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $59 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies

CrossCountry trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Find the best trains between Edinburgh and Birmingham with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $59 (€48). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Edinburgh to Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when traveling by train between Edinburgh and Birmingham. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train schedules for the Edinburgh - Birmingham journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between Edinburgh and Birmingham is around 244 miles (394 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at $116 (€94). As you check the latest Edinburgh to Birmingham train schedule from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Birmingham safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 3 min
  • Average Price: $116
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Edinburgh and Birmingham due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Travelers can choose from over 20 daily Edinburgh to Birmingham trains. The majority of trains along this route are with Cross Country trains, but First Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, and Virgin also have two to five daily trains. The train from Edinburgh to Birmingham has a duration between five hours and 37 minutes and ten hours and 54 minutes, depending on whether it is direct route, overnight train, or has multiple changes along the way. 

 Edinburgh to Birmingham train time: Daily departures

There are over 20 daily trains along this route, with multiple hourly trains during business hours. The final departure is typically around 10:30 p.m. during the week and midnight on weekends. Late night and midnight departures are overnight trains that arrive in the early morning. There is typically an overnight train every night of the week. 

How long is the journey by train from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The train from Edinburgh to Birmingham takes between five hours and 37 minutes to ten hours and 54 minutes. Direct trains take up to five hours and 45 minutes. The bulk of daily direct and indirect trains are under seven hours long, while overnight trains are typically between nine and 11 hours in duration. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Departure train station: Trains depart from either Edinburgh Haymarket or Waverley Stations. Haymarket is one and a half miles (two and a half km) southwest of Edinburgh city center. Travelers can walk 25 to 30 minutes or take a five minute train ride to Haymarket Station. The station has Wi-Fi, restrooms, cafes and bistros. Waverley is located one third of a mile (half a km) southwest of central Ediburgh. Travelers can reach the station from the city center with a five minute walk. Waverley has ATMs, restrooms, and Wi-Fi, among other amenities.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Birmingham New Street Station. The station is located just under one mile (one and a quarter km) southwest of central Birmingham. Travelers can reach the city center by a 15 minute walk or 15 minute ride on the local metro or bus network. New Street Station has restrooms, waiting rooms, and cafes, among other facilities. 

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Trains along this route are operated by Cross Country, First Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway, and Virgin. Cross Country offers the bulk of journeys, and is the only operator with direct trains between these cities. First Transpennine Express and Virgin offer overnight routes. 

Cross Country Edinburgh to Birmingham

Cross Country operates over 15 direct and indirect daily trains. The Cross Country train from Edinburgh to Birmingham takes five hours and 37 minutes to six hours and 20 minutes in duration. 

First Transpennine Express Edinburgh to Birmingham

First Transpennine Express has two daily indirect and overnight routes that take ten hours and 30 minutes to ten hours and 54 minutes. These depart between 9:00 p.m. and midnight. 

London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Birmingham

There are three London North Eastern Railway trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham every day of the week. These indirect trains are five hours and 39 minutes to six hours and 21 minutes in duration, and make three to four changes along the way. 

Virgin Edinburgh to Birmingham

Virgin Trains offers two overnight, indirect train departures along this route, departing around midnight. Trains change twice along the way and take nine hours and 21 minutes to nine hours and 25 minutes. 

Edinburgh to Birmingham trains: Services on board

Trains typically have first and second class cabins, with first class tickets offering seat reservations. Trains permit one piece of luggage and one personal item or carry on item. Luggage dimensions should be no larger than 90 x 70 x 30 cm/ 35.5 x 27.5 x 11.8 in. Excess luggage may incur a fee. Cyclists can bring their bike on the train at no extra cost but a bicycle space should be reserved ahead of time. Passengers using wheelchairs should reserve disabled seating ahead of time, as trains are accessible but may have limited accessible seating. Assistance for those with limited mobility will be provided at stations when booked in advance. 

How can I find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Early birds have a great chance of finding cheap tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham. Book in advance to score great deals, or for those planning a trip just around the corner, try to be flexible with travel dates. Select tickets a few days either side of first choice travel dates to find the cheapest alternatives. Choose slower trains with more connections when possible, as regional or indirect trains are often cheaper than high-speed direct journeys.

Train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 46 €
2 weeks earlier 44 €5%
3 weeks earlier 42 €10%
1 month before 44 €5%
2 months earlier 42 €10%
3 months earlier 41 €12%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Edinburgh - Birmingham. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Edinburgh - Birmingham 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 10% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Edinburgh - Birmingham with 2 months in advance you save up to about 10% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 12%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Travel by train 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains to Birmingham from Edinburgh?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Birmingham from Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from $59 (€48)  one way.
How much is a train ticket between Edinburgh and Birmingham?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Birmingham train price to come in at an average of $125 (€102)  one way.
How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train?
The distance from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train is approximately 244 miles (394 km).
How long is a train between Edinburgh and Birmingham on average?
The Edinburgh to Birmingham train duration is on average 4 h 13 min, which is to be expected when traveling 244 miles (394 km) between Edinburgh and Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham depart from? Which Birmingham train station do I come into from Edinburgh?

There are a few train stations in Edinburgh to start your route from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. In Birmingham you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the departure train station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Birmingham.

Which train companies can take me to Birmingham from Edinburgh?
If you're looking for trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham, you can rely on Avanti West Coast or Cross Country to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Edinburgh to Birmingham route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there to Birmingham from Edinburgh a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Edinburgh to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Edinburgh to Birmingham? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the earliest train from Edinburgh to Birmingham at 6: 52 AM   or take the last train from Edinburgh to Birmingham leaving at 10: 51 AM. Look for the latest Edinburgh to Birmingham train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets between Edinburgh and Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $125 (€102) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Birmingham
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Birmingham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN