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 Liverpool to Birmingham will cost around £ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Liverpool for Birmingham every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 126 km distance in an average of 1h 45m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 43m .
The slowest train will take 1h 48m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 45 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£18|
|Trains depart from:||Liverpool|
|Trains arrive in:||Birmingham|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway|
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.
Most trains between Liverpool and Birmingham are serviced by West Midlands Railway. However, passengers can also book journeys on the route with Virgin Trains.
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.
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.
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.