The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Coventry to Birmingham will cost around £ 5 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 4.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Coventry for Birmingham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 28 km distance in an average of 25m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 21m .
The slowest train will take 31m 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.
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There are plenty of departures every day from Coventry to Birmingham, and the journey will only take 30 minutes, which makes it a great day trip destination. Trains from Coventry to Birmingham are operated by Virgin, Cross Country and London Midland, with regular departures owing to Coventry's position on the mainline. The earliest train departs at around 5:50 a.m., while there will usually be a late service just after 1:00 a.m. to finish the day. Peak fares apply throughout the day during the week, but on weekends Super Off Peak discounts can be purchased. All trains travel direct, with no changes required.
Trains from Coventry to Birmingham depart from Coventry's main train station, which is located a couple of miles south of the city centre. To get to the station from the city centre, the best option is to catch bus number 11, which also covers the University of Warwick campus in the city. For those coming from the west, Canley station is a few minutes by train from Coventry, while from the southern suburbs it might be best to book a taxi. There are few late night buses, so a taxi is also recommended for late departures.
One of the great seedbeds of the Industrial Revolution, a famous sporting city, a centre of popular music and a vibrant metropolis in its own right, Birmingham offers so much for day trippers to enjoy. Trains from Coventry to Birmingham arrive at the city's New Street station. It's easy to walk from there to the city centre. You can catch connecting trains to the NEC exhibition centre, while trains also run to Witton for those who want to catch an Aston Villa football match. The city isn't well served by night buses, but taxis are a plentiful and affordable alternative.