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Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
08:331h46
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:19Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£271One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:431h50
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:33Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£571One-way
2 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:081h40
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
09:48Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£571One-way
0 changes
Mersey Rail
08:543h02
James Street (LVJ)
11:56Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£571One-way
2 changes

Train timetableLiverpool to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 17 June
West Midlands Railway
08:081h40
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
09:48Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:331h46
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:19Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:431h50
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:33Birmingham New Street (BHM)
2 changes
Mersey Rail
08:543h02
James Street (LVJ)
11:56Birmingham New Street (BHM)
2 changes

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Train times from Liverpool to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 40 m

Average

2 h 4 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

126 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Liverpool for Birmingham every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
West Midlands Railway
08:081h40
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
09:48Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£571One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:331h46
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:19Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£271One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:431h50
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:33Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£571One-way
2 changes
Mersey Rail
08:543h02
James Street (LVJ)
11:56Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£571One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Liverpool to Birmingham

distanceDistance78 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£37 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Merseyrail or Transport for Wales

Trains from Liverpool to Birmingham cover the 78 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 31 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Merseyrail or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £37, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry trains Liverpool to Birmingham

For as little as £11 you can travel by train between Liverpool and Birmingham with West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Liverpool and Birmingham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Liverpool to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 46 min
  • Cheapest Price: £38

Trains from Liverpool to Birmingham

Many trains depart from Liverpool to Birmingham throughout the day. During the week and on Saturdays, passengers can generally select from two to three journeys an hour. Nearly all trains between these cities offer a direct service, with an average travel time of around one hour 45 minutes. Occasionally, passengers may need to change trains one or more times, especially on Sundays. However, these changes do not usually add much time to the overall duration of the journey. Trains booked for Birmingham International Airport have a journey length of roughly two hours.

Which train companies travel from Liverpool to Birmingham?

Most trains between Liverpool and Birmingham are serviced by West Midlands Railway. However, passengers can also book journeys on the route with Virgin Trains.

How long is the train from Liverpool to Birmingham?

The average duration of a direct journey by train from Liverpool to Birmingham is one hour 45 minutes.  Journeys requiring a change or changes generally take around the same amount of time as the length of the stopover involved is very brief. Passengers travelling from Liverpool to Birmingham International Airport can expect a journey duration of around two hours.

How many trains are there from Liverpool to Birmingham?

During the week and on Saturdays, Passengers can usually choose between two to three trains per hour until around 9:00 p.m. After this time, service is generally offered once an hour, with the last train of the day departing before 11:00 p.m. On Sundays, service on this route may be more limited.

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

Departure train station: Trains depart Liverpool from Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station. This is the city's main station and is easily accessible from the city centre. This station has many dining and shopping options, a long stay car park and a pay-as-you-go WiFi service.

Arrival train station: Trains usually arrive at Birmingham New Street Railway Station. If preferred, trains can also be booked for Birmingham International Airport or Birmingham Moor Street station. Plenty of food, drink, shopping and parking options are available at each location. Birmingham International Airport offers free WiFi whilst the other stations offer pay-as-you-go. Each station is also easily accessible by public transport.

FAQs: Liverpool to Birmingham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Birmingham can start from as little as £15 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Liverpool to Birmingham is £38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Liverpool to Birmingham train time is 1 h 31 min   covering the 78 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Liverpool to Birmingham leaves at 05: 04. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Liverpool to Birmingham leaves at 21: 33.
There are 7 trains a day from Liverpool to Birmingham which require at least one change with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Merseyrail or Transport for Wales. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the journey from Liverpool to Birmingham you can take a train with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Merseyrail or Transport for Wales. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Liverpool and Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 33.

When departing from Liverpool, you have various train station options to start your route from including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central. 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 Liverpool Lime Street, which is located around 0.4 miles (732 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 Liverpool is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 31 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Liverpool to Birmingham is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Birmingham from Liverpool including taking a train or coach.

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