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Train Information from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price£32 (€36)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersWest Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways

Trains from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 26 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. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £32, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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Chiltern Railways trains from London to Birmingham

Find the best trains between London and Birmingham with Omio's travel partners Chiltern Railways from £18. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between London and Birmingham, check Omio for Chiltern Railways trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 100 miles (162 km) journey from London to Birmingham, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Chiltern Railways trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Chiltern Railways train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between London and Birmingham as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your Chiltern Railways train on Omio. If you search for trains from London to Birmingham in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for Chiltern Railways trains between London and Birmingham starting at £57, buy your official Chiltern Railways tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

    When you buy your Chiltern Railways train tickets from London to 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.

    Travel Tips

    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
    How much do cheap train tickets to Birmingham from London cost?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from London to Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from £18  one way.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Birmingham on average?
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Birmingham train to cost on average £32  one way.
    What is the distance to Birmingham from London via train?
    You should expect to travel around 100 miles (162 km)  to Birmingham from London by train.
    How long is the train journey to Birmingham from London?
    On average the London to Birmingham train time is 1 h 26 min  covering the 100 miles (162 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    When travelling by train from London to Birmingham, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

    When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your journey in train stations like Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

    Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Birmingham New Street   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Birmingham located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Birmingham, called Birmingham New Street, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

    Which train companies can take me from London to 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 from London to Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
    How many trains per day are there between London and Birmingham?
    The average number of trains departing London for Birmingham is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What time is the earliest train from London to Birmingham? What time is the last train from London to Birmingham?
    The first train from London to Birmingham leaves at 07: 00   and the last train for this leaves at 08: 24. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Birmingham timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    When should I purchase London Birmingham train tickets to score the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from London to Birmingham is on average £32 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Birmingham from London available a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Birmingham
    London Bridge
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    London Charing Cross
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    London Euston
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    London Fenchurch Street
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    London 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.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
    London 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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
    London Paddington
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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.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
    London St Pancras
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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.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>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.
    London 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.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176