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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Belfast

distanceDistance219 miles (354 km)
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carriersTrain providersIarnród Éireann – Irish Rail

Trains from Birmingham to Belfast cover the 219 miles (354 km) long route with our travel partners like Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Belfast Lanyon Place.

Trains from Birmingham to Belfast: Journey Details

Trains from Birmingham to Belfast run once a day, each day of the week. The journey starts at Birmingham New Street station and arrives at Belfast port. The ferry ticket from Cairnryan to Belfast does not need to be bought separately as it is included in the ticket price.

 

Which train companies go from Birmingham to Belfast?

Trains from Birmingham to Belfast are run by Virgin Trains.

How long is the train from Birmingham to Belfast?

The train from Birmingham to Belfast takes around 10 hours 25 minutes on average. All journeys require three transfers at Glasgow Central, Ayr and Cairnryan with a ferry ride to Belfast port.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Birmingham to Belfast?

There is only one daily departure from Birmingham New Street at 11:15 a.m from Monday to Saturday and 11:20 a.m on Sundays.

What facilities are available on the train from Birmingham to Belfast?

Trains from Birmingham to Belfast come equipped with power outlets, on-board WiFi, refreshments and toilet facilities. All passengers are allowed two items of luggage (30x70x90) and a lap-sized piece of luggage. Bicycles can go free, but do require a tag available at the ticket office.

When is the best time to book a train ticket from Birmingham to Belfast?

Trains can only be booked up to four weeks in advance, and the change in price tends to be minimal even when booked four weeks prior to travelling.

Where do trains from Birmingham to Belfast depart from and arrive at?

Trains from Birmingham to Belfast depart from Birmingham New Street, which is situated in the heart of the city. The station is well connected by local trains, trams and buses. As one of the largest trains stations outside London, Birmingham New Street is well-equipped with facilities; the station has free wifi, a baggage store room and a ton of eateries.

All trains from Birmingham to Belfast arrive at Belfast port. Passengers are required to transfer to from train to ferry at Cairnryan. Upon arrival at Belfast port, it is best advised to take a taxi to the city centre as no public transport is available.

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Belfast

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FAQs
The train distance from Birmingham to Belfast is around 219 miles (354 km).

When taking the train to Belfast from Birmingham, you can choose to depart from train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. Your trip can end in train stations such as Belfast Lanyon Place, Belfast Port and Belfast.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Belfast Lanyon Place.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Belfast most often arrive at Belfast Lanyon Place and need to travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from this train station to the city centre.

For the best Birmingham to Belfast train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Birmingham to Belfast to compare what amenities they may offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Belfast.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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Public transport options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

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