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Train Information from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£24 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways

Trains from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 49 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £24. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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Chiltern Railways trains between London and Birmingham

Buy your official Chiltern Railways train tickets from London to Birmingham from £18 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train from London to Birmingham: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Chiltern Railways is one of the best options when travelling by train between London and Birmingham. Omio quickly shows you current Chiltern Railways train timetables for the London - Birmingham route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between London and Birmingham is around 100 miles (162 km) and the cheapest Chiltern Railways one-way ticket you can book starts at £22. As you check the latest London to Birmingham train timetable from Chiltern Railways for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Birmingham safely. If you search for Chiltern Railways tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Chiltern Railways ticket from London to Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

  • Average Price: £22

When you buy your Chiltern Railways train tickets between London and Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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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Trains from London to Birmingham
Travel by train 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 London to Birmingham.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains from London to Birmingham?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from London to Birmingham for as little as £18  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Birmingham on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Birmingham train price to come in at an average of £24  one way.
How far is it from London to Birmingham by train?
The distance from London to Birmingham by train is approximately 100 miles (162 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Birmingham by train?
While the time it takes to travel 100 miles (162 km) to Birmingham from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Birmingham is on average 1 h 49 min.
What station does the London to Birmingham train leave from? Which Birmingham train station do I come into from London?

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Birmingham, your train can arrive in train stations including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Birmingham New Street.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Birmingham train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 0.2 miles (399 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me between London and Birmingham?
For the best London to Birmingham train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Birmingham from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct train to Birmingham from London?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from London to Birmingham. You can look to travel with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
How many train services per day are there from London to Birmingham?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from London to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket between London and Birmingham to get the best deals?
You can find a train from London to Birmingham to cost on average £24 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the London to Birmingham train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Birmingham
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Birmingham.
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139