Bristol to Birmingham train

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Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 26 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
10:001h18
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:18Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£461One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:001h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:20Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£821One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:001h24
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:24Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£821One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£821One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£911One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBristol to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 June
Cross Country
08:001h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:20Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:001h24
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:24Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:001h18
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:18Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes

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Train times from Bristol to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 26 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 18 m

Average

1 h 20 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

124 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Bristol for Birmingham 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
10:001h18
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:18Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£461One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
10:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£911One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:001h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:20Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£821One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
11:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£821One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:351h20
Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)
09:55Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£911One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Birmingham

distanceDistance76 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€47)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Great Western Rail

Trains from Bristol to Birmingham cover the 76 miles long route taking on average 1 h 18 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £26, but the average price of train tickets is £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Great Western Rail trains Bristol to Birmingham

For as little as £26 you can travel by train to Birmingham from Bristol with CrossCountry and Great Western Rail. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Bristol to Birmingham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Bristol to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • Cheapest Price: £26
  • CrossCountry frequency: 15 a day

Trains from Bristol to Birmingham

Making the cross-country journey by train from Bristol to Birmingham is quick and straightforward. CrossCountry operates a regular service from the early morning until late in the evening with a direct journey time of approximately one hour 30 minutes. All departures are from Bristol Temple Meads Station with trains completing their journey at Birmingham New Street Station.

Bristol to Birmingham train time: daily departures

The first train from Bristol to Birmingham leaves Bristol Temple Meads Station early in the morning, at around 6:15 a.m. There are then two departures an hour throughout the day until late evening. A similar timetable is in place from Monday to Saturday with a slightly reduced service on Sundays.

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

All trains from Bristol to Birmingham are direct with no changes, completing the journey of just over 88 miles in just under one hour 30 minutes.

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

Departure train station: all services from Bristol to Birmingham depart from Bristol Temple Meads Station. This large station is within a 15-minute walk of Bristol's shops and tourist attractions. The station can also be reached by taxi and several local bus routes. Temple Meads Station is fully accessible to those with limited mobility and its services include car parking, taxi ranks, ATMs, toilets, telephones, waiting rooms and a choice of food and drink services. There is no WiFi at this station.

Arrival train station: trains from Bristol to Birmingham all arrive at Birmingham New Street Station. This large station is part of the Bullring and Grand Central Complex in the heart of the city. It is served by local trains, trams, buses and taxis. Facilities at Birmingham New Street include car and bicycle parking, car rental desks, WiFi, ATMs, left luggage storage, waiting areas and first-class lounges. The Bullring and Grand Central have a good choice of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as cinemas and bars.

Which train companies travel from Bristol to Birmingham?

All direct trains from Bristol to Birmingham are operated by CrossCountry.

CrossCountry Bristol to Birmingham

CrossCountry is part of Arriva UK Trains and operates routes to many destinations across the United Kingdom except for London. All of its services go through Birmingham New Street Station. It is the only provider operating direct routes between Bristol and Birmingham with a journey time of around one hour 30 minutes.

Bristol to Birmingham trains: services on board

Passengers on CrossCountry trains from Bristol to Birmingham have a choice of Standard or First-Class tickets. First-Class tickets include complimentary drinks and snacks while trolley service catering is offered in the other carriages. All carriages have space for wheelchairs, accessible toilets, luggage space, individual lights, power sockets and WiFi.

How to find cheap train tickets from Bristol to Birmingham?

While tickets can be bought when you arrive at the station, there are ways to save money and find cheap tickets for your train journey from Bristol to Birmingham. To get the best value tickets, shop online in advance or be flexible about the day of the week or the time of day you travel. If possible, avoid morning peak hours when tickets are always at their most expensive.

FAQs: Bristol to Birmingham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Bristol to Birmingham 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 Bristol to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Birmingham can start from as little as £26 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bristol to Birmingham is £42; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Bristol to Birmingham is 1 h 18 min   to travel the 76 mile long trip, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Bristol to Birmingham leaves at 05: 25. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Bristol to Birmingham leaves at 22: 10.
Yes, there are 15 direct trains a day from Bristol to Birmingham with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the trip from Bristol to Birmingham you can take a train with CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Bristol and Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 10.

When departing from Bristol, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, Airport and Bristol, Napier Road. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your route in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Birmingham from Bristol is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 18 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Bristol to Birmingham by train is May.
You have options as you can travel to Birmingham from Bristol 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Bristol and Birmingham

Bristol
Birmingham
Bristol Temple Meads is the most popular Bristol 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 Bristol for your journey to Birmingham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station front. Alternative: the lower approach road, outside the front of Bristol & Exeter House
Bristol, Airport
Bristol, Napier Road

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