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The cheapest trains

from London
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Cheapest

£18

Average

£23

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 London to Birmingham will cost around £ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

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08:23London Euston1h2209:45Birmingham New Street
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£181One-way
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08:24London Euston2h1510:39Birmingham New Street
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£191One-way
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08:15London Euston1h5810:13Birmingham New Street
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£211One-way
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08:03London Euston1h2009:23Birmingham New Street
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£231One-way
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08:10London Marylebone1h5910:09Birmingham Snow Hill
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£351One-way

Train Times

London to Birmingham

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08:03London Euston1h2009:23Birmingham New Street
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08:10London Marylebone1h5910:09Birmingham Snow Hill
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08:15London Euston1h5810:13Birmingham New Street
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08:23London Euston1h2209:45Birmingham New Street
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08:24London Euston2h1510:39Birmingham New Street
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Fri
Jul 19
Find prices
£14National Express
£412Aer Lingus
Sat
Jul 20
£18Virgin Trains
£7National Express
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Sun
Jul 21
£13West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£252Smartwings
Mon
Jul 22
£13West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£271Aer Lingus
Tue
Jul 23
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£268Aer Lingus
Wed
Jul 24
£13West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£226Iberia Express
Thu
Jul 25
£13West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£264KLM
Fri
Jul 26
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£187KLM
Sat
Jul 27
£10West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£363Aurigny Air Services
Sun
Jul 28
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£226Iberia Express
Mon
Jul 29
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£167Iberia
Tue
Jul 30
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£205Aer Lingus
Wed
Jul 31
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£5National Express
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Thu
Aug 1
£17West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£129Iberia Express
Fri
Aug 2
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£188Smartwings
Sat
Aug 3
£10West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£159Air France
Sun
Aug 4
£7Chiltern Railways
£6National Express
£167Iberia
Mon
Aug 5
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
£150Smartwings
Tue
Aug 6
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£170Aer Lingus
Wed
Aug 7
£22West Midlands Railway
£21National Express
£92Iberia Express
Thu
Aug 8
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£150Iberia

The fastest trains

from London
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Fastest Journey

1h 20m

Average

1h 46m

Trains per day

5

Distance

163 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Birmingham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 163 km distance in an average of 1h 46m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 20m .

The slowest train will take 2h 15m 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.

Fastest
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08:03London Euston1h2009:23Birmingham New Street
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£231One-way
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08:23London Euston1h2209:45Birmingham New Street
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£181One-way
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08:15London Euston1h5810:13Birmingham New Street
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£211One-way
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08:10London Marylebone1h5910:09Birmingham Snow Hill
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£351One-way
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08:24London Euston2h1510:39Birmingham New Street
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£191One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Birmingham Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 4 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £21
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Birmingham
Distance:163 km
TrainTrain Companies:Chiltern Railways, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway

Trains from London to Birmingham: Overview

London and Birmingham are the UK’s largest cities in terms of population, and train travel offers an important link for many passengers looking to travel between the two major cities. See below for more in-depth information on how to get to and from the station, how to get to Birmingham International airport and how often trains depart from London to Birmingham.

Which train companies travel from London to Birmingham?

Trains from London to Birmingham are operated by Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, and London Midland.

How long is the train from London to Birmingham?

London to Birmingham trains have a journey time of between 1h22 to 2h17 and depart throughout the day. Late trains from London to Birmingham operated by London Midland which depart after midnight are also available. These night trains take approximately 5½ hours journey time and require a long change at Northampton or Milton Keynes.

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

The first trains from London to Birmingham departs from London Euston train station at 5:27 a.m. while the last train leaves London at 11:30 p.m. There are also two London to Birmingham night trains which depart London Euston at 12:34 p.m. and 1:34 p.m. and take at least 5h27m to arrive at Birmingham New Street train station.

What are the departure and arrival stations for the train from London to Birmingham?

Departure Information: Most London to Birmingham trains depart from London's Euston train station. Later trains, operated by Chiltern Railways, depart from London's Marylebone train station. Both London stations are on the London Underground network with London Euston being on both the Northern Line and Victoria Line, and London Marylebone being on the Bakerloo line. Both stations are on the 205 and 30 bus routes.

Arrival Information: Most services arrive into Birmingham's New Street train station, later trains operated by Chiltern Railways arrive into Birmingham's Moor Street train station, which is just 600m away from Birmingham New Street Station. Many local buses, trams and taxis are available from the Birmingham New Street, allowing you to continue your journey.

Is it possible to catch the train from London to Birmingham Airport?

Virgin Trains and London Midland provide a direct service from London Euston train station to Birmingham Airport. The earliest train from London to Birmingham Airport is at 5:34 a.m. The last train serving this route leaves at 1:34 a.m and arrives at Birmingham Airport at 6:45 a.m. The journey time for trains from London to Birmingham airport are approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Best fares for trains from London to Birmingham

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Sun, Jul 21
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:242h 38m10:02
LondonBirmingham
Mon, Jul 22
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:222h 19m09:41
LondonBirmingham
Tue, Jul 23
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h09:13
LondonBirmingham
Fastest Trains from London to Birmingham
Fri, Aug 30
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Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Sun, Aug 4
Train
Chiltern Railways
08:101h 51m10:01
LondonBirmingham
Sat, Jul 27
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:151h 58m09:13
LondonBirmingham
Return Train Tickets for Birmingham to London
Sun, Jul 21
Train
West Midlands Railway
08:372h 38m11:15
BirminghamLondon
Mon, Jul 22
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon
Tue, Jul 23
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Birmingham
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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