Edinburgh to Birmingham train

Tue, Jun 18
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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jun 18

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
10:52AM4h14
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1161One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM4h14
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1161One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
10:07AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1661One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:07AM4h58
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:05PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$2271One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
11:08AM4h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
04:04PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$2271One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18
Cross Country
08:07AM4h58
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:05PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM4h14
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:07AM4h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:04PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
10:07AM4h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
10:52AM4h14
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
11:08AM4h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
04:04PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jun 18

Fastest Journey

4 h 14 m

Average

4 h 43 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

395 km

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

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
10:52AM4h14
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
03:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1161One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM4h14
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:06PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$1161One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
11:08AM4h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
04:04PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$2271One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:07AM4h57
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:04PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$2271One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:07AM4h58
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:05PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$2271One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price$142 (€125)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast or TransPennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham cover the 244 miles (394 km) long route taking on average 4 h 6 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $142 (€125), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $66 (€58). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and East Coast from Edinburgh to Birmingham trains

Buy your official Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and East Coast train tickets to Birmingham from Edinburgh from $59 (€51) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Edinburgh to Birmingham train information with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 13 min
  • Cheapest Price: $59
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 7 a day

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%


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  • 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%.
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FAQs: Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham can start from as little as $66 (€58) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Birmingham is $142 (€125); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Birmingham train time is 4 h 6 min   covering the 244 mile (394 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Birmingham leaves at 6: 52 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Birmingham leaves at 6: 52 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham without having to change trains with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. There are 11 direct trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Edinburgh to Birmingham train with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Edinburgh to Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 52 PM.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway. 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 Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) 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 Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 6 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Edinburgh to Birmingham is March.
You have options as you can travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Birmingham

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
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
Edinburgh, Airport

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