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Overview: Train from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price$25 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersWest Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways

Trains from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 43 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $15 (€13), but the average price of train tickets is $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: Chiltern Railways from London to Birmingham trains

For as little as $15 (€13) you can travel by train to Birmingham from London with Chiltern Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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 cheap Chiltern Railways tickets from London to Birmingham, check out Omio! With one-way London to Birmingham train ticket prices starting as low as $15 (€13) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Birmingham from London by showing you the latest Chiltern Railways offers, train schedules and tickets for this 100 miles (162 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Chiltern Railways. If you search for Chiltern Railways tickets between London and Birmingham in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Birmingham from London on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Chiltern Railways so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

  • Average Price: $15

Chiltern Railways has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Chiltern Railways tickets to Birmingham from London and when traveling by train:

  • 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 do cheap trains to Birmingham from London cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between London and Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from $15 (€13)  one way.

How much does it cost to take a train to Birmingham from London?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Birmingham train to cost on average $25 (€20)  one way.

How many miles is it from London to Birmingham by train?

The London to Birmingham train distance is approximately 100 miles (162 km).

How long is the train ride to Birmingham from London?

The train time between London and Birmingham is on average 1 h 43 min  for the 100 miles (162 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Birmingham from London by train 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?

Some of the London train stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Birmingham include Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving 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 route most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 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 0.2 miles (399 m) from this train station to the city center.

What train companies offer a service to Birmingham from London?

If you're looking for trains from London to Birmingham, you can rely on West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to Birmingham route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct train from London to Birmingham?

Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from London to Birmingham. You can look to travel with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

How many train services per day are there to Birmingham from London?

The average number of trains departing London for Birmingham is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What are the first and last departure train times from London to Birmingham?

The first London to Birmingham train departs at 8: 00 AM   and the last train from London to Birmingham leaves at 9: 24 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Birmingham on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book train tickets to Birmingham from London to score 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 $25 (€20) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Birmingham from London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Birmingham
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your trip to Birmingham.
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139