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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Coventry

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Coventry is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
06:060h21
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:27Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
05:300h21
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
05:51Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
05:500h20
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:10Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
05:380h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:06Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
05:350h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:03Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBirmingham to Coventry

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
Avanti West Coast
05:300h21
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
05:51Coventry station (COV)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
05:350h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:03Coventry station (COV)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
05:380h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:06Coventry station (COV)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
05:500h20
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:10Coventry station (COV)
0 changes
Cross Country
06:030h20
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:23Coventry station (COV)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
06:060h21
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:27Coventry station (COV)
0 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Coventry

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

20 m

Average

23 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

28 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for Coventry every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
06:030h20
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:23Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
05:500h20
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:10Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
06:060h21
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:27Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
05:300h21
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
05:51Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
05:380h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
06:06Coventry station (COV)
£71One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Coventry

distanceDistance17 miles
durationAverage train duration20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£4 (€5)
frequencyTrain frequency34 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 26 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Chiltern Railways

Trains from Birmingham to Coventry cover the 17 miles long trip taking on average 20 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 34 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £4, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Coventry.

Train providers: West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Coventry

Travel between Birmingham and Coventry from £3 with Omio’s train partners West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Chiltern Railways is a train company based in the United Kingdom with trains between Birmingham and Coventry. It operates services from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Stratford-upon-Avon. It also runs services from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. Chiltern Railways offers a range of train types, including InterCity 125, Class 165 and Class 168 trains. These trains are equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The company offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include a café bar, a shop, and a quiet coach. The most popular routes for Chiltern Railways are London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, and High Wycombe.

Trains from Birmingham to Coventry

With dozens of direct trains every day and a short journey time of just 20 minutes, travelling by train from Birmingham to Coventry is a more stress-free way of making the journey than by taking the car. You avoid having to navigate busy city streets and then finding somewhere to park. The route is provided by two operators - CrossCountry and West Midlands Railway, with all departures from Birmingham New Street and arrivals at Coventry Station.

Birmingham to Coventry train time: daily departures

From Monday to Saturday there are up to nine direct departures an hour for trains from Birmingham to Coventry. Services start in the early hours of the morning and continue until late at night. There is a reduced service on Sundays although there are still at least two departures an hour during the day.

How long is the journey by train from Birmingham to Coventry?

All trains on services from Birmingham to Coventry are direct and complete the journey in just 20 minutes.

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

Departure train station: all trains from Birmingham to Coventry depart from Birmingham New Street Station which is located in the centre of the city. This large station is part of the Bullring and Grand Central Complex of transport hubs, shops, restaurants and cinemas. New Street Station is served by trams, local and long-distance buses and taxis. All areas of the station have step-free access and accessible toilets. Other station facilities include car and bicycle parking, car rental desks, a ticket office, ticket machines, waiting areas, passenger lounges, telephones, WiFi, ATMs, toilets and left luggage storage.

Arrival train station: trains from Birmingham to Coventry complete their journey at Coventry Station. The station is centrally located and is a 10-15-minute walk from the city's main shopping centres and the cathedral. Local journeys can also be made by taxi or bus. Coventry Station has car and bicycle parking, a ticket office, ticket machines, WiFi, ATMs, waiting areas, telephones, shops and refreshments. All areas of the station have step-free access while accessible toilets are also available.

Which train companies travel from Birmingham to Coventry?

Direct train services between Birmingham and Coventry are provided by CrossCountry and West Midlands Railway.

CrossCountry Birmingham to Coventry

CrossCountry is part of Arriva UK Trains and covers much of the UK apart from London. Birmingham New Street is a major hub with all services either passing through the station or terminating there. Its routes from Birmingham to Coventry depart throughout the day and take just 20 minutes.

West Midlands Railway Birmingham to Coventry

West Midlands Railway offers routes across the West Midlands. West Midlands Railway offers services between Birmingham and Coventry throughout the day with a journey time of 20 minutes.

Birmingham to Coventry trains: services on board

Both CrossCountry and West Midlands Railway offer passengers a choice of Standard and first-class tickets, although first-class seating is sometimes restricted on commuter routes. All carriages have comfortable seats as well as luggage space, toilets, individual lights, tables or trays, power sockets and WiFi. There are spaces for wheelchairs and accessible toilets on board all trains.

How to find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Coventry?

Train tickets from Birmingham to Coventry can be bought on the day of travel although cheaper tickets can be found when you buy them online in advance. Be flexible about the day or time of day you travel, and you will also save money. Peak commuter hours in the morning are always more in demand and therefore more expensive.

Taking the Train from Birmingham

Trains for Coventry depart from Birmingham New Street, the city's biggest and most central rail hub. Located in the very heart of Birmingham, close to the cathedral and town hall, the station can be easily reached on foot or by bus from anywhere in the city. Birmingham New Street can also be accessed via train from other stations in Birmingham, notably Moor Street and Snow Hill as well as via a number of bus routes. Buses stop around midnight after which time taxi services are available throughout the night.

Getting into Coventry by Train

Coventry is famous for its blend of historic buildings and post-war developments, notably the Cathedral whcih is formed of a Medieval tower and a 1960's rebuild. As a regional mecca for shopping and with good proximity to noteworthy castles including Warwick and Kenilworth, Coventry is a popular Midlands destination. Trains from Birmingham arrive at Coventry Railway Station which is found just to the south of the city centre. From the station its easy to reach much of central Coventry on foot, although there are also a number of bus services from the station including routes 8,9,11 and 12. Those arriving after 11:00 p.m. will find a choice of taxi services are available from the station.

FAQs: Birmingham to Coventry train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham to Coventry 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 Birmingham to Coventry.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Coventry can start from as little as £3 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Coventry is £4; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Birmingham to Coventry is on average 20 min   for the 17 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Coventry by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Coventry leaves at 04: 50. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Coventry leaves at 23: 22.
Yes, there are 26 direct trains a day from Birmingham to Coventry with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Birmingham to Coventry train with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Chiltern Railways. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Birmingham and Coventry as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 22.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your route from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street. When arriving in Coventry, you can end your journey in train stations like Coventry and Coventry Arena.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Coventry, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Coventry from Birmingham is worth doing with a journey time of 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham to Coventry by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Birmingham to Coventry including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Coventry

Birmingham
Coventry
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 Coventry.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Birmingham Snow Hill
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Bus Stop SH4, at the front of the station on Colmore Row.
Birmingham New Street, Moor Street or Snow HillAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility

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