|Distance||244 miles (394 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 13 min|
|Average train ticket price||$125 (€102)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Avanti 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.
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 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:
Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Edinburgh and Birmingham due to the coronavirus:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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