Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Cheapest

£27

Average

£61

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.

The average ticket from Bristol to Birmingham will cost around £ 61 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 27.

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10:33Bristol Temple Meads1h25 11:58Birmingham New Street
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£271One-way
10:39Bristol Temple Meads2h06 12:45Birmingham New Street
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£671One-way
08:35Bristol Temple Meads1h23 09:58Birmingham New Street
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£671One-way
09:33Bristol Temple Meads2h12 11:45Birmingham New Street
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£711One-way
09:32Bristol Temple Meads1h24 10:56Birmingham New Street
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£711One-way

Train schedule Bristol to Birmingham

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08:35Bristol Temple Meads1h23 09:58Birmingham New Street
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09:32Bristol Temple Meads1h24 10:56Birmingham New Street
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09:33Bristol Temple Meads2h12 11:45Birmingham New Street
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10:33Bristol Temple Meads1h25 11:58Birmingham New Street
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10:39Bristol Temple Meads2h06 12:45Birmingham New Street
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Wed
8 Dec
£27Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Thu
9 Dec
£38Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£66Great Western Railway
£6Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£38Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£34Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Mon
13 Dec
£34Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£34Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Wed
15 Dec
£29Cross Country
£3Flixbus
Thu
16 Dec
£29Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
17 Dec
£34Cross Country
£7Megabus
Sat
18 Dec
£38Great Western Railway
£7Megabus
Sun
19 Dec
£34Cross Country
£7Megabus
Mon
20 Dec
£34Cross Country
£7Megabus
Tue
21 Dec
£34Cross Country
£9Megabus
Wed
22 Dec
£34Cross Country
£9Megabus
Thu
23 Dec
£34Cross Country
£7Megabus
Fri
24 Dec
£34Cross Country
£7Megabus
Sat
25 Dec
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£15Flixbus
Sun
26 Dec
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£7Megabus
Mon
27 Dec
£68Cross Country
£7Megabus

Fastest train times from Bristol to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Fastest Journey

1 h 23 m

Average

1 h 42 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

124 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Bristol for Birmingham every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 124 km distance in an average of 1 h 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 23 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 12 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:35Bristol Temple Meads1h23 09:58Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£671One-way
09:32Bristol Temple Meads1h24 10:56Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£711One-way
10:33Bristol Temple Meads1h25 11:58Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£271One-way
10:39Bristol Temple Meads2h06 12:45Birmingham New Street
1 changes
£671One-way
09:33Bristol Temple Meads2h12 11:45Birmingham New Street
1 changes
£711One-way

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Birmingham

distanceDistance76 miles (123 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price£44 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Bristol to Birmingham cover the 76 miles (123 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 18 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £27, but the average price of train tickets is £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies

Train to Birmingham from Bristol with CrossCountry

For as little as £27 you can travel by train between Bristol and Birmingham with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

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

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train between Bristol and Birmingham. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Bristol - Birmingham route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Bristol to Birmingham is around 76 miles (123 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £27. As you check the latest Bristol to Birmingham train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Birmingham safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket between Bristol and Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

CrossCountry from Bristol to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 37 min
  • Average Price: £27
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Birmingham from Bristol:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Birmingham from Bristol cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Birmingham from Bristol for as low as £27  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Bristol to Birmingham?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Bristol and Birmingham is £44  one way.
What is the distance to Birmingham from Bristol via train?
The train distance from Bristol to Birmingham is around 76 miles (123 km).
What is the average Bristol to Birmingham train duration?
The Bristol to Birmingham train duration is on average 1 h 18 min, which is to be expected when travelling 76 miles (123 km) from Bristol to Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Bristol to Birmingham do I depart from? Which Birmingham train station from Bristol do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where do I find the Bristol train station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 0.2 miles (399 m) away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Birmingham from Bristol?
When taking a train from Bristol to Birmingham, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Birmingham. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Bristol and Birmingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Bristol to Birmingham?
The average number of trains departing Bristol for Birmingham is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Bristol and Birmingham to get the best deals?
If you book Bristol to Birmingham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £44. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Bristol and Birmingham. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bristol
Birmingham
The major railway station for departures from Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bristol Temple Meads for your trip to Birmingham from Bristol.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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