The cheapest trains from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Cheapest

£48

Average

£55

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 £ 55 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 48.

Cheapest
08:59London Euston1h26 10:25Birmingham New Street
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£481One-way
07:59London Euston1h26 09:25Birmingham New Street
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£541One-way
08:43London Euston1h23 10:06Birmingham New Street
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£541One-way
08:11London Marylebone1h48 09:59Birmingham Snow Hill
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£581One-way
08:16London Euston2h07 10:23Birmingham New Street
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£601One-way

Timetable London to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 17 Jun
07:59London Euston1h26 09:25Birmingham New Street
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08:11London Marylebone1h48 09:59Birmingham Snow Hill
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08:16London Euston2h07 10:23Birmingham New Street
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08:43London Euston1h23 10:06Birmingham New Street
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08:59London Euston1h26 10:25Birmingham New Street
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Wed
16 Jun
£18West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
17 Jun
£48Avanti West Coast
£2Flixbus
Fri
18 Jun
£47Avanti West Coast
£2Flixbus
Sat
19 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
20 Jun
£15West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Mon
21 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Tue
22 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Wed
23 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Thu
24 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Fri
25 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
26 Jun
£18West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
27 Jun
£7Chiltern Railways
£2Flixbus
Mon
28 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Tue
29 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Wed
30 Jun
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Thu
1 Jul
£24West Midlands Railway
£2Flixbus
Fri
2 Jul
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
3 Jul
£13Chiltern Railways
£2Flixbus
Sun
4 Jul
£7Chiltern Railways
£3Flixbus
Mon
5 Jul
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
6 Jul
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus

The fastest trains from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 23 m

Average

1 h 38 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

163 km

Of the 5 trains 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 trains cover the 163 km distance in an average of 1 h 38 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 23 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 7 m 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
08:43London Euston1h23 10:06Birmingham New Street
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£541One-way
07:59London Euston1h26 09:25Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£541One-way
08:59London Euston1h26 10:25Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£481One-way
08:11London Marylebone1h48 09:59Birmingham Snow Hill
0 changes
£581One-way
08:16London Euston2h07 10:23Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£601One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Birmingham Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 52 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £29
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Birmingham
Distance:163 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Railway
Train companies

Chiltern Railways London – Birmingham

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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.

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Please follow the recommendations outlined by Chiltern Railways when booking your train tickets between London and Birmingham due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 does a cheap train between London and Birmingham cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Birmingham from London for as little as £15  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Birmingham on average?
The London to Birmingham train ticket price is on average £29  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from London to Birmingham by train?
The train distance from London to Birmingham is around 100 miles (162 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Birmingham by train?
On average the train from London to Birmingham duration is 1 h 23 min  for the 100 miles (162 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What station does the London to Birmingham train leave from? Which Birmingham train station do I come into from London?

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 trip 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 do I find the London train station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, London Victoria, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 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 between London and Birmingham?
If you're looking for trains from London to Birmingham, you can rely on West Midlands Railway, Virgin Trains or Chiltern Railways to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to Birmingham journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any London to Birmingham direct train services?
If you’re looking for a direct train from London to Birmingham, consider travelling with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Birmingham?
The earliest train departing from London to Birmingham leaves at 07: 00. The last train departing from London to Birmingham leaves at 07: 59. You can find the latest London to Birmingham train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy London Birmingham train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Birmingham from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £29 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from London to Birmingham 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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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 Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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WC

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, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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WC

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