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£39Cross Country
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£29Cross Country
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Train Information from Leeds to Birmingham

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£34 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Leeds to Birmingham cover the 92 miles (148 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 53 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £34, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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Leeds to Birmingham with CrossCountry

CrossCountry trains will get you from Leeds to Birmingham from £29. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

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

Book your CrossCountry Leeds to Birmingham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Leeds to Birmingham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Leeds to Birmingham is 92 miles (148 km), and the best price for a one-way Leeds - Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket starts at £29 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Leeds to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 37 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 17 a day

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets from Leeds to Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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 Leeds to Birmingham

The journey from Leeds to Birmingham is definitely most comfortable by train, far away from long motorway queues. At its quickest, the journey takes less than two hours. Travellers from Leeds to Birmingham can expect plenty of direct trains at every time of day, with further indirect options for ultimate flexibility.

Which train companies travel from Leeds to Birmingham?

All direct trains from Leeds to Birmingham are provided by CrossCountry, which is one of the largest providers in the UK. Facilities on board CrossCountry trains include free WiFi and food and drink available to purchase. East Midlands Trains also offers an indirect service with one change, but usually only once a day and not at weekends.

How long is the train from Leeds to Birmingham?

The fastest train between Leeds and Birmingham takes just one hour 51 minutes, travelling direct. The longest advertised journey time is three hours 20 minutes, with one change en-route. On average, this journey should take around two hours.

How many trains are there from Leeds to Birmingham?

Most days, there are up to 17 direct trains travelling to Birmingham from Leeds. There are also usually 12-14 indirect trains. Trains depart once or twice an hour. Passengers can generally expect to find one direct and one indirect train service every hour. The first direct train of the day departs just after 6:00 a.m. but indirect services are available from around 3:30 a.m. onwards, depending on the day. The last train of the day is direct and departs just after 9:00 p.m.

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

Departure train station: Leeds Train Station is right in the centre of the city. Many major shopping centres are just a few minutes' walk away. Buses connect the station to the rest of Leeds. There are also many regional train links to nearby towns and villages.

Arrival train station: Birmingham New Street Train Station is one of the busiest stations in the UK, with many long-distance train services passing through. It is also very centrally located, with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The station is well-connected to the local area thanks to metro tram and bus links.

Travel Tips

Trains from Leeds to Birmingham
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains between Leeds and Birmingham cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Birmingham from Leeds for as little as £29  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Leeds to Birmingham cost on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Leeds to Birmingham is £34  one way.
What is the distance between Leeds and Birmingham via train?
The Leeds to Birmingham train distance is approximately 92 miles (148 km).
How long does it take from Leeds to Birmingham by train?
The Leeds to Birmingham train duration is on average 1 h 53 min, which is to be expected when travelling 92 miles (148 km) from Leeds to Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Leeds and arrival train station in Birmingham?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the departure train station in Leeds located? Where is the arrival train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Birmingham.

Which train companies should I travel with from Leeds to Birmingham?
Take the Leeds to Birmingham train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Leeds to Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Birmingham from Leeds a day?
The average number of trains departing Leeds for Birmingham is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Leeds to Birmingham? When does the last train depart from Leeds to Birmingham?
If you prefer early morning trains from Leeds to Birmingham, the first train leaves at 07: 11. If you prefer late night trains from Leeds to Birmingham, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Leeds to Birmingham schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase Leeds to Birmingham train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy Leeds to Birmingham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £34. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Birmingham from Leeds. 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.
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