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The cheapest Trains

from London
to Birmingham

Cheapest

£16

Average

£61

Showing times and prices for May 22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Birmingham will cost around £ 61 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.

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08:22London Euston2h 19m 10:41Birmingham New Street
£16
1One-way
£161One-way
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08:14London Marylebone1h 48m 10:02Birmingham Snow Hill
£53
1One-way
£531One-way
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08:13London Euston2h 0m 10:13Birmingham New Street
£54
1One-way
£541One-way
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08:23London Euston1h 22m 09:45Birmingham New Street
£88
1One-way
£881One-way
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08:03London Euston1h 21m 09:24Birmingham New Street
£96
1One-way
£961One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Tue
May 21
£16West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
£228Aer Lingus
Wed
May 22
£16West Midlands Railway
£5National Express
£139Iberia
Thu
May 23
£8West Midlands Railway
£5National Express
£286Vueling
Fri
May 24
£10West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£367Vueling
Sat
May 25
£27West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£218Air France
Sun
May 26
£16West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£198Smartwings
Mon
May 27
£16West Midlands Railway
£8National Express
£191Vueling
Tue
May 28
£8West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£181Aer Lingus
Wed
May 29
£6Chiltern Railways
£7National Express
£175Aer Lingus
Thu
May 30
£8West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£209Aer Lingus
Fri
May 31
£8West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£148KLM
Sat
Jun 1
£8West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£238Aer Lingus
Sun
Jun 2
£8West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
£201Aer Lingus
Mon
Jun 3
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
£192Aer Lingus
Tue
Jun 4
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
£145Vueling
Wed
Jun 5
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
£170Aer Lingus
Thu
Jun 6
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
£177Aer Lingus
Fri
Jun 7
£8West Midlands Railway
£5National Express
£133KLM
Sat
Jun 8
£6Chiltern Railways
£5National Express
£114HOP!
Sun
Jun 9
£8West Midlands Railway
£5National Express
£153Smartwings
Mon
Jun 10
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
£170Aer Lingus
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Journey Summary

London to Birmingham Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 2 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £18
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Birmingham
Distance:163 Kms
TrainTrain Companies:Chiltern Railways, 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

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, May 24
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h09:13
LondonBirmingham
Sat, May 25
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:212h 40m10:01
LondonBirmingham
Fastest Trains from London to Birmingham
Wed, May 29
Train
Chiltern Railways
11:101h 46m12:56
LondonBirmingham
Thu, Jun 13
Train
Chiltern Railways
11:101h 46m12:56
LondonBirmingham
Fri, Jun 21
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Return Train Tickets for Birmingham to London
Thu, May 23
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon
Fri, May 24
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon
Sat, May 25
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:142h 39m09:53
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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