Birmingham to London train

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to London

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Cheapest

£30

Average

£53

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:33Birmingham New Street2h09 10:42London Euston
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£301One-way
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08:33Birmingham New Street1h57 10:30London Euston
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£301One-way
08:50Birmingham New Street1h25 10:15London Euston
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£551One-way
08:25Birmingham Moor Street2h11 10:36London Marylebone
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£601One-way
08:30Birmingham New Street1h27 09:57London Euston
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£681One-way

Train schedule Birmingham to London

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08:10Birmingham New Street1h23 09:33London Euston
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08:25Birmingham Moor Street2h11 10:36London Marylebone
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08:30Birmingham New Street1h27 09:57London Euston
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08:33Birmingham New Street2h09 10:42London Euston
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08:33Birmingham New Street1h57 10:30London Euston
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08:50Birmingham New Street1h25 10:15London Euston
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Fastest train times from Birmingham to London

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 23 m

Average

1 h 45 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

163 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:10Birmingham New Street1h23 09:33London Euston
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£731One-way
08:50Birmingham New Street1h25 10:15London Euston
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08:30Birmingham New Street1h27 09:57London Euston
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£681One-way
08:33Birmingham New Street1h57 10:30London Euston
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£301One-way
08:33Birmingham New Street2h09 10:42London Euston
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Overview: Train from Birmingham to London

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£31 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency78 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 78 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Railway, Cross Country or London Midland

Trains from Birmingham to London cover the 100 miles (162 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 55 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Railway, Cross Country or London Midland. Normally, there are 78 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £31, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in London Victoria.

Train providers: Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry trains Birmingham to London

For as little as £25 you can travel by train from Birmingham to London with Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

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Chiltern Railways

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Birmingham to London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Birmingham and London on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Birmingham to London train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 100 miles (162 km) trip to London from Birmingham, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Birmingham to London in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to London from Birmingham and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train to London from Birmingham 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 London from Birmingham: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

    It’s easy to book your Chiltern Railways train ticket from Birmingham to London online with Omio! Simply check the current Chiltern Railways train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Birmingham and London as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Chiltern Railways train tickets online. Prices for Chiltern Railways trains to London from Birmingham start at £38 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 100 miles (162 km). If you search for Chiltern Railways trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Chiltern Railways tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from Birmingham to London. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Birmingham to London Chiltern Railways train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

    Chiltern Railways from Birmingham to London train information:

    • Average Duration: 1 h 57 min
    • Average Price: £38
    • Chiltern Railways frequency: 24 a day

    Trains from Birmingham to London

    Trains from Birmingham to London are prolific, and you’ll have no problem finding one at almost any hour of the day, from early morning until late at night. At peak times in the mornings, evenings and at lunchtime, they leave every 3-10 min. The rest of the day, you can catch one every 15 min or so. It takes an average of around 2 h 15 min to make the journey, give or take about 15min either side.

    Birmingham to London Train Time: Daily Departures

    You can catch a Birmingham to London train from just before 07:00 till roughly 22:15 on weekdays, with around 54 trains a day. On Saturdays, the first train leaves a little earlier, at about 06:15, whilst the last train departs at the same time as during the week. There are also over 50 trains each Saturday. Sundays are a little quieter – there are around 40 trains available, with the first leaving at around 08:30 and the last departing at around 23:00.

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

    Trains to London from Birmingham usually only take about an average of 2h 15min for the journey. A closer look reveals that the fastest trip takes roughly 1 h 45 min, with the longest one making the journey in around 2 h 45 min. The vast majority of trains travel directly between the two cities, with a few making one change on the way.

    Trains from Birmingham to London: canals of Birmingham at night. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station:Birmingham to London trains leave from Birmingham New Street Station or Moor Street Station. New Street Station has a shopping mall and many pubs, coffee shops and restaurants. Personal assistance is available for passengers with limited mobility. You can get to the station from the city centre on the Line 23 bus in about 7min. Moor Street Station has Passenger Assistance points for accessibility needs, platform ramps and step-free access. It has a café, a coffee kiosk and baby changing facilities. Take the Line 25 bus from the city centre for a ride of about 50min.

    Arrival train station:The train from Birmingham to London arrives at one of two stations, London Euston Station or London Marylebone Station. The train arrivals are roughly split evenly between the two. Both are modern stations with Passenger Assist facilities for travellers with hidden disabilities or limited mobility. They offer a few convenience stores and newsagents, as well as eateries ranging from small restaurants to takeaway kiosks. Euston Station is about 14min from Central London on the underground’s Northern Line, and you can reach Marylebone Station in about 12min on the Bakerloo Line.

    Which train companies travel from Birmingham to London?

    Trains from Birmingham to London are shared between three train companies. The Avanti West Coast trains tend to be the fastest, running throughout the day and into the evening. They usually take under 2h to make the trip, with most of them getting you there in about 1h 50min. West Midlands Railway also operates throughout the day and provides the first and last trains of the day. They tend to take between about 2h and 2h 45min and are regularly available. The third train operator on this route is Chiltern Railways, making the trip just under 2h. These are the trains that leave from Moor Street Station. Almost all the train trips are non-stop. Avanti West Coast sometimes makes a change on the way, which doesn’t impact much on its relatively fast total travel time.

    Night trains Birmingham

    There’s at least one night train from Birmingham to London every day, but one wouldn’t classify these as true night trains. They depart at around 22:10, one operated by Avanti West Coast, taking about 1h 10 min, and the other offered by West Midlands Railway, taking roughly 2h 45min. Both of them travel direct, with one arriving in London sometime before about 12:00 and the other at 01:00.

    Avanti West Coast trains from Birmingham to London

    Avanti West Coast’s Birmingham to London trains are high-speed trains that travel at a brisk 125 mph (200 km/h) at their usual clip and up to 140mph (225 km/h) at full power. They take between 1h 45 min and just over 2h to make the journey, and you’ll be able to catch one from the early morning ‘til late at night, out of Birmingham New Street Station. All bar one are direct journeys ­– the exception makes a single change on the way in Rugby.

    West Midlands Railway trains from Birmingham to London

    West Midlands Railway’s Birmingham to London trains travel slightly slower, taking between about 2h and 2h 15min on average, with its late-night train getting to London in about 2h 45min. These are all direct trips, so you won’t need to change trains on the way. As with Avanti West Coast, these trains run throughout the day from early morning till late at night, leaving from Birmingham New Street Station.

    Chiltern Railways trains from Birmingham to London

    Chiltern Railways’ Birmingham to London trains are the only ones leaving from Moor Street Station. They cover the distance in about 1h 55min. While not as plentiful as those operated by the other two companies, they run regularly throughout the day, with the first one at around 07:10 and the last one at about 21:20. All are non-stop trips.

    Trains from Birmingham to London: Sustainability travel

    Travelling by train is inherently one of the most carbon-efficient ways of getting from A to B. For one thing, many trains to London from Birmingham run on electric rather than diesel power. They also significantly reduce carbon emissions through economies of scale – 100 people travelling on one train obviously emit far less carbon per person than each person driving a car. All train providers on this route conform to the UK’s 10 RSSB Rail Sustainable Development Principles, with the aim of ultimately emitting zero carbon in the near future.

    Train Birmingham to London: Services on Board

    Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Railway offer First-Class tickets on Birmingham to London trains, while Chiltern Railways has a single class. Staff on all three carriers will help with on-board limited mobility needs as per the national Passenger Assist policy. On Avanti West Coast, you can travel with up to two small domestic pets free of charge, and you can bring a bicycle in a dedicated cycle carriage. Overhead luggage compartments are available, and you can put small items under your seat. Larger suitcases are kept in a space near the inter-coach doors.

    West Midlands Railway provides extra space for wheelchairs and mobility scooters, which you’ll need to book in advance. Up to two pets are allowed, either in a travel container or on a lead. Each train can carry two rigid-frame bicycles on board by pre-arrangement, or you can take a foldable one as a luggage item. The same luggage arrangement applies as with Avanti. With Chiltern Railways, you can arrange accessibility assistance from an Assisted Travel Team. You can only bring a folding bicycle on weekdays, but you can bring regular ones on weekend trips. Two small pets are allowed, and all guide dogs are welcome.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to London?

    Cheap tickets for trains from Birmingham to London can be found if you know how to look for them. The first way is to scan the timetables a few months in advance, when train companies often offer discounts for early-bird bookings. Conversely, you can remain completely uncommitted and flexible about when you travel and look for discounted tickets that become available at the last minute. Many of the longer train journeys are also cheaper, due to the extra travel time. If you don’t mind waiting a while at intermediate stations, train journeys with multiple stops for train changes can also be more cost-effective.

    Trains from Birmingham to London: child gazing out of the window on a train to London. Source: Shutterstock

    To London by train—travel tips

    Arriving on a train to London from Birmingham, you won’t have to look very far for things to see and do. London has some of the world’s most iconic landmarks for you to visit. There’s the legendary British Museum, or you can watch the time-old ritual of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Westminster Abbey is another of the city’s venerable landmarks that has stood for centuries. A fascinating tour to take is of Churchill’s Underground War Rooms, which have been preserved as they were since WWII. For outdoor relaxation, picnics or pick-up football games, Hyde Park is the place to go – it also hosts huge outdoor music festivals. One of the city’s most modern attractions is The Shard, a steel-and-glass building jutting high into the air, from which you can get a 360-degree view for many miles. For late afternoon cocktails or trendy bistros, head to the Canary Wharf district. More ideas can be found in the Omio travel magazine, The Window Seat.

    • Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column
    • Cleopatra’s Needle
    • The London Eye
    • The Tower of London
    • The Natural History Museum
    • The Imperial War Museum

    Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to London

    Travel by train to London 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 London.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Birmingham to London for as low as £25  for the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Birmingham to London train price to come in at an average of £31  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 100 miles (162 km)  to London from Birmingham by train.
    While the time it takes to travel 100 miles (162 km) between Birmingham and London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Birmingham to London is on average 1 h 55 min.

    When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street   to London Victoria.

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

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the train station to the city centre in London.

    Take the Birmingham to London train with Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Railway, Cross Country or London Midland. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Birmingham and London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 78 direct trains a day between Birmingham and London. If you’re looking for a direct train from Birmingham to London, consider travelling with Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    On average, there are 78 trains a day from Birmingham to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    If you prefer early morning trains from Birmingham to London, the first train leaves at 04: 33. If you prefer late night trains from Birmingham to London, the last train of the day leaves at 22: 10. Omio shows you the latest train from Birmingham to London schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    You can find a train from Birmingham to London to cost on average £31 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Birmingham to London train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Birmingham
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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 London.
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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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    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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    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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