Leeds to Birmingham train

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Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 20 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:111h53
Leeds station (LDS)
10:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£461One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
10:111h55
Leeds station (LDS)
12:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£461One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:152h12
Leeds station (LDS)
11:27Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£511One-way
1 change
Cross Country
11:152h13
Leeds station (LDS)
13:28Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£511One-way
1 change
Cross Country
11:111h55
Leeds station (LDS)
13:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£821One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLeeds to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 20 July
Cross Country
08:111h53
Leeds station (LDS)
10:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:111h56
Leeds station (LDS)
11:07Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:152h12
Leeds station (LDS)
11:27Birmingham New Street (BHM)
1 change
Cross Country
10:111h55
Leeds station (LDS)
12:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
11:111h55
Leeds station (LDS)
13:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
11:152h13
Leeds station (LDS)
13:28Birmingham New Street (BHM)
1 change

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Train times from Leeds to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 20 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 53 m

Average

2 h

Trains per day

6

Distance

148 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Leeds for Birmingham every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
08:111h53
Leeds station (LDS)
10:04Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£461One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:111h55
Leeds station (LDS)
12:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£461One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
11:111h55
Leeds station (LDS)
13:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£821One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:111h56
Leeds station (LDS)
11:07Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£961One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:152h12
Leeds station (LDS)
11:27Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£511One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Birmingham

distanceDistance92 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£55 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or East Coast

Trains from Leeds to Birmingham cover the 92 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 53 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or East Coast. 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 £55. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) and TransPennine Express trains Leeds to Birmingham

Buy your official CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3) and TransPennine Express train tickets to Birmingham from Leeds from £27 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys from Leeds to Birmingham. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

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.

FAQs: Leeds to Birmingham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leeds 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 Leeds to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Birmingham can start from as little as £27 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leeds to Birmingham is £55; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Leeds to Birmingham train travel time is 1 h 53 min   for the 92 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leeds to Birmingham leaves at 05: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leeds to Birmingham leaves at 21: 11.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Birmingham without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 13 direct trains from Leeds to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Leeds to Birmingham train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or East Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Birmingham from Leeds to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 11.

When departing from Leeds, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Leeds and Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeds, which is located around 0.2 miles (369 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 day trip to Birmingham from Leeds is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 53 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Leeds to Birmingham by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Birmingham from Leeds including taking a coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Leeds and Birmingham

Leeds
Birmingham
The major railway station for departures from Leeds is Leeds. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leeds for your trip to Birmingham from Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Leeds
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
The major train station for arrivals in Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip to Birmingham from Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.

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