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Cheap train tickets from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

£18

Average

£29

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.

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09:24London Euston2h42 12:06Birmingham New Street
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£181One-way
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08:55London Euston2h48 11:43Birmingham New Street
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08:24London Euston2h42 11:06Birmingham New Street
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£181One-way
09:00London Marylebone2h12 11:12Birmingham Moor Street
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£381One-way
08:00London Marylebone2h12 10:12Birmingham Moor Street
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£381One-way

Train schedule London to Birmingham

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08:00London Marylebone2h12 10:12Birmingham Moor Street
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08:24London Euston2h42 11:06Birmingham New Street
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08:50London Euston1h55 10:45Birmingham New Street
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08:55London Euston2h48 11:43Birmingham New Street
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09:00London Marylebone2h12 11:12Birmingham Moor Street
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09:24London Euston2h42 12:06Birmingham New Street
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Fastest train times from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 55 m

Average

2 h 25 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

163 km

Of the 6 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.

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08:50London Euston1h55 10:45Birmingham New Street
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Overview: Train from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country or West Midlands Railway

Trains from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 46 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country or West Midlands Railway. 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 £21. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry trains London to Birmingham

For as little as £18 you can travel by train to Birmingham from London with Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry
Chiltern Railways

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Birmingham from London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train between London and Birmingham online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train between London and Birmingham, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 100 miles (162 km) route from London to Birmingham as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from London to Birmingham, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official CrossCountry London to Birmingham train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    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.

    One of the best ways to travel to Birmingham from London is by taking a train with Chiltern Railways. Omio helps you find the ideal Chiltern Railways train from London to Birmingham by showing you Chiltern Railways current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this London to Birmingham route. You can expect to travel 100 miles (162 km) to Birmingham from London on a train with Chiltern Railways. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from London to Birmingham, you can check straight away if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your Chiltern Railways train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from London to Birmingham!

      Trains from London to Birmingham

      This is a very busy commuter route, so trains from London to Birmingham are plentiful. They run throughout the day from before dawn until late at night, pretty much seven days a week. There are around 80 trains per day on weekdays and about 70 at weekends. Departures are very close to each other during peak hours and every 10-20min for the rest of the day.

      London to Birmingham Train Time: Daily Departures

      There’s a London to Birmingham train available pretty much any time of day – you won’t have to wait more than about 20min for one. With over 450 trains per week, there’s certainly no shortage. The first train leaves just before 05:00, with the last one heading for Birmingham just after 23:00.

      How long is the journey by train from London to Birmingham?

      Trains to Birmingham from London take about 2h 15min on average to get there. The fastest ones arrive in Birmingham about 1h 45min after departure, and the longest trip only takes about 2h 45min. Roughly a third of them make a single stop on the way, in different towns depending on the train company servicing the route.

      Trains from London to Birmingham: Carnaby Street in London. Source: Shutterstock

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

      Departure train station: The train route from London to Birmingham begins at one of two London stations, Euston or Marylebone, with roughly an equal number of trains departing from each. Both have standard UK Passenger Assist Facilities for travellers with limited mobility or hidden disabilities, and there are newsagents, small convenience shops, cafés, restaurants and coffee shops. To get from Central London to Euston Station, take the underground’s Northern Line to get there in about 14min. Marylebone Station is about 12min away on the Bakerloo Line.

      Arrival train station: London to Birmingham trains arrive either at Birmingham Moor Street Station or Birmingham New Street Station. They both have Passenger Assist points where trained staff can provide limited mobility support. To get to Moor Street Station from the city centre, take the No. 25 bus, which takes roughly 50min. The station has baby changing facilities, a small café and a coffee kiosk. New Street Station is about 7min from the city centre on the No 23 bus. It’s much larger, with a shopping mall, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.

      Which train companies travel from London to Birmingham?

      Three train companies operate the trains from London to Birmingham. The first is Avanti West Coast, which offers the quickest trips. They take an average of about 2h for the journey, give or take 10min. Trains run all the way from early morning until late evening. Most of these trips are direct, with a few making one change on the way. If you book on West Midlands, you’ll be able to travel at any time of the day, too; the carrier also offers the very first trains on the route every day. The total travel time is around 2h to 2h 45min. Chiltern Railways is the third company offering trains on this route. Its trains also take about 2h to make the journey and are typically heading for Moor Street rather than New Street, where most of the other trains go. Chiltern also offers the last trains of the day.

      Night trains London

      There are two night trains from London to Birmingham, operated by Chiltern Railways. They’re direct trips, leaving at around 22:30 and again at about 23:10. They leave from London Marylebone Station and arrive at Birmingham Moor Street Station about 2h later, so you won’t be making an overnight trip on either of these trains.

      Avanti West Coast trains from London to Birmingham

      All Avanti West Coast London to Birmingham trains are high-speed trains. They travel at between 125 mph (200 km/h) and 140mph (225 km/h), depending on the level of urbanisation on any particular part of the journey. They’re some of the fastest trains on this route, taking between 1h 45min and 2h. Trains run from very early in the morning until mid-evening, leaving from Euston Station bound for Birmingham New Street. Most are direct trains, except for a few that make a change in Nuneaton.

      West Midlands Railway trains from London to Birmingham

      West Midlands Railway’s London to Birmingham trains take just a little longer, making the journey in around 2h 15min on average. These trains mostly travel directly between the two cities, except for a few that make an intermediate stop for a change in Northampton. This stopover takes roughly 30min. There are departures from the very early hours of the morning until the mid- to late-evening, departing from Euston Station bound for New Street Station.

      Chiltern Railways trains from London to Birmingham

      Chiltern Railways operates several London to Birmingham trains per day, heading from London Marylebone Station to Birmingham Moor Street Station. They’re pretty fast trains, too, making the journey in good time: between 1h 45min and 2h. Chiltern’s trains do not run as frequently as the other two operators’, but they are available throughout the day, from about 07:00. The last three trains of the day are also Chiltern Railways trips, all of which are direct.

      Trains from London to Birmingham: Sustainability travel

      Taking a train to Birmingham from London is currently one of the most sustainable ways to travel, especially with so many train companies switching to electrically-powered engines and phasing out diesel engines. These engines are not only more efficient; some train models are fitted with KERS systems that convert braking heat energy into electrical energy. It’s also far more carbon-efficient to transport a large number of passengers on one trip, as opposed to each person driving to their destination individually.

      Train London to Birmingham: Services on Board

      Both West Midlands Railway and Avanti West Coast offer First-Class tickets on London to Birmingham trains. Chiltern Railways offers a single class, but this isn’t to the detriment of facilities. As with almost all UK rail companies, trained staff are on board to provide support for passengers with limited mobility, as per the UK Passenger Assist policy. Avanti allows you to travel with two small pets, either on a leash or in a travel container, and you’re also welcome to bring a bicycle – each train has a cycle carriage. You can bring a couple of luggage items to either go in the overhead compartments or under your seat. The same applies to the other two operators. On West Midlands Railway, you can also book a wheelchair or mobility scooter space. The carrier has the same pet policy as Avanti, and you can book either one of the limited rigid frame bicycle spaces or bring a foldable one with you on board. Chiltern Railways has very similar facilities, except that you can only bring a folding bicycle on weekends.

      How to find cheap train tickets from London to Birmingham?

      A great way to find cheap tickets on trains from London to Birmingham is to plan your trip well in advance and book your tickets as soon as you can. This will allow you to snap up any early-bird discounts offered by train companies as incentives to fill their trains as far ahead as possible. Alternatively, you can wait for last-minute cancellations when carriers often resell tickets at discount prices. You’ll just need to stay really flexible about the day on which you travel, and sometimes the time too. You can also choose longer trips to save on the cost of the ticket, as these can be cheaper due to the extra time spent travelling.

      Trains from London to Birmingham: typical architechture of Birmingham. Source: Shutterstock

      To Birmingham by train—travel tips

      A train to Birmingham from London will put you in the West Midlands area of the UK, which offers various types of attractions. A good place to start is Birmingham’s Victoria Square, where you’ll find a number of the city’s most illustrious landmarks. The grand old Town Hall, with its Corinthian-style columns made from local Anglesey marble, is rather splendid. Alongside you’ll see the Symphony Hall, a world-renowned concert hall, and the home of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Then take yourself to Chamberlain Square and go to the central library there, where you’ll discover the single-largest collection of authentic Shakespearian memorabilia in the UK. To get some fresh air, you can walk through one of the city’s many parks, prime among which is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Or visit the Spitfire Gallery and see an original of this classic fighter plane. Thinktank at the Birmingham Science Museum is an interactive experience well worth having. For more ideas, have a look at our online travel magazine, The Window Seat.

      • Barber Institute of Fine Arts
      • The National SEA LIFE Centre
      • The Jewellery Quarter
      • St. Philip’s Cathedral/li>
      • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
      • 19th-century houses at Back To Backs

      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
      Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between London and Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from £18  one way.
      If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Birmingham train prices are on average £21  one way.
      The London to Birmingham train distance is approximately 100 miles (162 km).
      The train time between London and Birmingham is on average 1 h 46 min  for the 100 miles (162 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Birmingham from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

      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, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.

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

      Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

      Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the train station to the city centre in Birmingham.

      If you're looking for trains from London to Birmingham, you can rely on Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country or West Midlands Railway to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Birmingham trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from London to Birmingham, and you can find a direct train for this journey with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
      The average number of trains departing London for Birmingham is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
      The first London to Birmingham train departs at 05: 05   and the last train from London to Birmingham leaves at 23: 30. Check out the most up-to-date London to Birmingham train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
      If you purchase a train ticket to Birmingham from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £21 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between London and Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure 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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      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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      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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      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
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      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

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