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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
10:514h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
15:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1211One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
12:514h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1211One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
11:054h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
16:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1581One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
12:074h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1581One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:084h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
14:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1581One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 16 June
Cross Country
09:084h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
14:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:084h58
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
15:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:514h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
15:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
11:054h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
16:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
12:074h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
12:514h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 15 m

Average

4 h 43 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

395 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh 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
Avanti West Coast
10:514h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
15:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1211One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
12:514h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
17:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1211One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:084h56
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
14:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1581One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:084h58
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
15:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1721One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
11:054h59
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
16:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£1581One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham

distanceDistance244 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£111 (€125)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast or TransPennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham cover the 244 miles long journey taking on average 4 h 6 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £52, but the average price of train tickets is £111. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and East Coast trains Edinburgh to Birmingham

Find the best trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham with Omio's travel partners Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and East Coast from £46. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Edinburgh to Birmingham train information with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 13 min
  • Cheapest Price: £46
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 7 a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham

There are over 40 trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham a day, with the majority of services requiring a change. During peak times, the amount of departures an hour increase. All trains depart from Edinburgh Waverly and arrive at Birmingham New Street.

 

Which train companies go from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Trains from Edinburgh to Birminghamh are operated by TransPennine Express, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains.

How long are the trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Journey times can vary depending on the route provider, if a change is required and time of day. The average journey lasts 5 hours and 3 minutes. The shortest journey lasts 4 hours and 6 minutes and the longest train from Edinburgh to Birmingham takes 5 hours and 33 minutes.

Are trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham direct?

Virgin Trains and CrossCountry both offer direct journeys from Edinburgh to Birmingham. Trains that require a change do so at Wolverhampton, York, Lancaster and Manchester Piccadilly.

How can I save money on train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

In order to get the best price it's best to book train tickets up to at least one month prior to departure.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham run from 6:15 a.m. until 6:52 p.m. departing at twice an hour during peak commuter hours.

Where do trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham depart from and arrive to?

All trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham depart from Edinburgh Waverly Stations located in the centre of the city. Trains arrive at Birmingham New Street which is a 5-minute walk from the high street.

FAQs: Edinburgh to Birmingham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham can start from as little as £52 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Birmingham is £111; 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham is on average 4 h 6 min   for the 244 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Birmingham leaves at 06: 52. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Birmingham leaves at 18: 52.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham without having to change trains with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. There are 11 direct trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Birmingham, you can count on Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast or TransPennine Express for the best way to get you to Birmingham. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Birmingham from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 52.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your route from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) 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 trip to Birmingham from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 6 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Edinburgh to Birmingham is March.
You have options as you can travel between Edinburgh and Birmingham 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Birmingham

Edinburgh
Birmingham
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh for your journey to Birmingham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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