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Jul 20
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$15National Express
$665Aer Lingus
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Jul 21
$21West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$426Aurigny Air Services
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Jul 22
$12West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$364Aer Lingus
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Jul 23
$10West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$315Aer Lingus
Wed
Jul 24
$17West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$287Aer Lingus
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Jul 25
$17West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$337Smartwings
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Jul 26
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$225KLM
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Jul 27
$12West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$320Blue Air
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Jul 28
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$208Iberia
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Jul 29
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$263Aer Lingus
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Jul 30
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$222Aer Lingus
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Jul 31
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$217KLM
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Aug 1
$21West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$225Iberia
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Aug 2
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$180KLM
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Aug 3
$12West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$199Air France
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Aug 4
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$208Iberia
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Aug 5
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$253KLM
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Aug 6
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$218Aer Lingus
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Aug 7
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$27National Express
$216KLM
Thu
Aug 8
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$188Iberia
Fri
Aug 9
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$115Iberia Express

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Journey Summary

London to Birmingham Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 5 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $25
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Birmingham
Distance:163 km
TrainTrain Companies:Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Railway

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.

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Best fares for trains from London to Birmingham

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Mon, Jul 22
Train
West Midlands Railway
08:132h10:13
LondonBirmingham
Tue, Jul 23
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h09:13
LondonBirmingham
Wed, Jul 24
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:222h 19m09:41
LondonBirmingham
Fastest Trains from London to Birmingham
Fri, Aug 30
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Sat, Jul 27
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:151h 58m09:13
LondonBirmingham
Sat, Aug 10
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:101h 59m09:09
LondonBirmingham
Return Train Tickets for Birmingham to London
Mon, Jul 22
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon
Tue, Jul 23
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon
Wed, Jul 24
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Birmingham
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon 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.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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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 Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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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
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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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.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
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.
TrainLondon 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.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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