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Train Information from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price$54 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways

Trains from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 46 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $54 (€43), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train from London to Birmingham: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from London to Birmingham, check Omio for Chiltern Railways trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 100 miles (162 km) trip from London to Birmingham, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Chiltern Railways trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Chiltern Railways train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from London to Birmingham as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your Chiltern Railways train on Omio. If you search for trains from London to Birmingham in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for Chiltern Railways trains from London to Birmingham starting at $80 (€64), buy your official Chiltern Railways tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

When purchasing your Chiltern Railways train tickets from London to Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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 London to Birmingham

There are frequent direct trains from London to Birmingham, with the weekday schedule offering three to four trains an hour for much of the day and evening. Journey times from the capital to the West Midlands range from an hour and 20 minutes, to just over two hours. On Sundays, departures are a little less frequent, with fewer early morning services.

Which train companies travel from London to Birmingham?

West Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains operate direct rail services from London Euston Station to Birmingham New Street Station. Chiltern Railways provides direct trains from London Marylebone Station to Birmingham Moor Street Station, which is a slightly faster route for most services.

How long is the train from London to Birmingham?

The fastest journey time is on some express services from Euston, taking an hour and 20 minutes, but most trains from Euston take just over two hours to cover the 120-mile route. Chiltern Railways departures from Marylebone take around an hour and 45 minutes for the trip.

How many trains are there from London to Birmingham?

At peak times in the mornings and early evenings there are departures every 15 minutes from London to Birmingham, with at least three trains an hour for most of the day. Weekday schedules begin around 5:30 a.m., and end with a final direct service to Birmingham around 11:30 p.m. Sunday departures are less frequent, with a first train from London just before 8:00 a.m.

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

Departure train station: London Euston The majority of trains to Birmingham from London depart from Euston Station, north of the city center, connected by Underground services from Euston Square and buses from the station terminus. Additional trains leave from Marylebone Station, about a mile west of Euston, with Underground connections from nearby Baker Street.

Arrival train station: Birmingham New Street New Street Station is located on the southern side of the city center, with its own stop on the Midland Metro, taxi ranks and local bus services. It is a ten-minute walk east from New Street to Moor Street Station, where Chiltern Railways services from London arrive.

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

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 11 €
2 weeks earlier 8 €38%
3 weeks earlier 8 €38%
1 month before 8 €38%
2 months earlier 8 €38%
3 months earlier 8 €38%


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 London - 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 London - Birmingham 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 38% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Birmingham with 2 months in advance you save up to about 38% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 38%.
  • 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 London 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 London to Birmingham.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains from London to Birmingham?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between London and Birmingham for as low as $25 (€20)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Birmingham from London?
The train price to Birmingham from London is on average $54 (€43)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is it from London to Birmingham by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between London and Birmingham by train to be approximately 100 miles (162 km).
How long is a train to Birmingham from London on average?
On average the London to Birmingham train time is 1 h 46 min  covering the 100 miles (162 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from London to Birmingham, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in London to start your trip from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. 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 London Victoria   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the train station in London to go to Birmingham? Where is the train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.

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

What train companies offer a service to Birmingham from London?
Take the London to Birmingham train with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Birmingham from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Birmingham from London?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from London to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Birmingham?
You can take the first train from London to Birmingham at 7: 00 AM. The last train from London to Birmingham that you can take departs at 8: 24 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Birmingham schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I book London to Birmingham train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from London to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $54 (€43) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from London to Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Birmingham
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176