The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Birmingham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 43 m
1 h 53 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave London for Birmingham every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||100 miles (162 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$48 (€43)|
|Train frequency||73 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 72 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or London Midland|
Trains from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 53 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or London Midland. Normally, there are 73 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $1 (€1), but the average price of train tickets is $48 (€43). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Find the best route between London and Birmingham with CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between London and Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Enjoy a smooth and easy journey to Birmingham from London with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from London to Birmingham as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry London to Birmingham train ticket available today. 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 rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between London and Birmingham on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 100 miles (162 km) journey to Birmingham from London with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.
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 to Birmingham from London: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.
Chiltern Railways tickets from London to Birmingham are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with Chiltern Railways from London to Birmingham all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Chiltern Railways train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 100 miles (162 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Chiltern Railways train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest London to Birmingham routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Chiltern Railways London to Birmingham train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Birmingham with Chiltern Railways!
Chiltern Railways from London to Birmingham train information:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Birmingham, your train can arrive in train stations including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from London Victoria to Birmingham New Street.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center of London.
The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city center of Birmingham.
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