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 Coventry will cost around £ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 25.
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Of the 6 trains that leave London for Coventry 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 138 km distance in an average of 1 h 24 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 59 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 6 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.
|Distance||85 miles (137 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 41 min|
|Average train ticket price||£18 (€21)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country, Chiltern Railways, Avanti West Coast or West Midlands Railway|
Trains from London to Coventry cover the 85 miles (137 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 41 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Chiltern Railways, Avanti West Coast 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 £8, but the average price of train tickets is £18. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Coventry.
Find the best trains from London to Coventry with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways from £8. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Coventry from London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Looking to travel by train to Coventry from London? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the London to Coventry train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train to Coventry from London, you can expect to travel 85 miles (137 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains between London and Coventry in the Omio app, you can check 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. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Coventry from London. Book that perfect London to Coventry train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!
These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train to Coventry from London:
Travelling by train from London to Coventry is a convenient and affordable option whether you are travelling for business or leisure. If you want to book train tickets from London to Coventry, you can choose from a regular schedule of services every day of the week. Trains are operated by Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Railway.
The fastest direct trains from London to Coventry will get you to your destination in just under 1h. You may also wish to consider slower or connecting trains, as ticket prices may be cheaper. Trains depart from London Euston and arrive at Coventry Station in the city centre. Compare prices and departure times on Omio to guarantee you find the best deals from London to Coventry to suit your travel plans.
You can find a regular timetable of daily direct and connecting trains from London to Coventry. On weekdays, the earliest trains depart from London Euston at around 5:27 a.m. and trains run until about 11:30 p.m. On Saturdays, the earliest departure is at around 6:23 a.m. and the latest train is at around 9:24 p.m. The earliest train on Sundays leaves London at around 7:52 a.m. Direct Avanti West Coast services usually depart from London Euston around twice every hour, while London Midland trains usually depart from London Euston hourly.
The journey time from London to Coventry varies according to which train line you take. The fastest direct trains from London to Coventry are operated by Avanti West Coast and have a journey time of around 58min. West Midlands Railway also offer direct trains, with an average journey time of around 1h 32min. Connecting trains will usually travel via stops like Milton Keynes and Rugby. While the total journey time for connecting services can take up to around 1h 50min, some lines may be faster than slower direct trains.
Departure train station: London Euston. Euston Station is a busy transport hub in the borough of Camden, around 20min north of central London by taxi or public transport. You can get to the station easily by underground train to either Euston Underground Station or Euston Square Underground Station, which are both connected to several train lines.
The station is open Monday-Saturday from 4:30 a.m. until around 1:30 a.m., and on Sundays from 5:15 a.m. until 1:34 a.m. There are two ticket offices at the station, open from early morning until around midnight. You can also find automated ticket machines. Toilets and baby changing facilities are available free of charge. There is a variety of coffee shops, bars and shops where you can buy refreshments before your journey. Indoor and outdoor seating is provided for a comfortable wait.
Arrival train station: Coventry Station. Coventry Station is situated in Coventry city centre, a short walk from sights like Coventry Cathedral and the main high street shops. The station is open 24h every day. There is a ticket office open from early morning until around 9:30 p.m. as well as ticket machines. Facilities include ATM machines, pay phones, toilets and baby changing facilities, shops and cafes. The station has step-free access, a ramp for train access and wheelchairs available for use.
Coventry City Bridge. Source: Shutterstock
Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Railway (also known as London Northwestern Railway) both offer a frequent schedule of direct and connecting trains from London to Coventry. You can travel from London to Coventry with Avanti West Coast in just under an hour, with the fastest trains taking around 58min. The fastest West Midlands Railway services take around 1h 32min. While West Midlands Railway trains are slower, ticket prices are often cheaper than Avanti West Coast. Compare prices across both providers on Omio and bear in mind that connecting services can still offer a faster total journey time than some direct trains.
Avanti West Coast operate a timetable of daily trains from London to Coventry, departing from London Euston around twice every hour. The fastest Avanti West Coast trains travel direct from London to Coventry and take around 58min. Connecting trains can take up to around 1h 38min.
West Midlands Railway usually run one direct service per hour every day from London to Coventry. Trains depart from London Euston Station and arrive at Coventry Station. The company also offer connecting train options departing hourly. The fastest West Midlands Railway trains take around 1h 32min.
Coventry Old Street. Source: Shutterstock
With Avanti West Coast, you can book a Standard, Standard Premium or First Class ticket. Standard Premium offers seats with more legroom and at-seat order, while First Class passengers can access dedicated station lounges to relax before their journey, and enjoy more space, a guaranteed table, and complimentary food and drinks onboard. West Midlands Railway offers Standard and First Class tickets. First Class benefits include reclining seats, more legroom and charge points. Bikes can be taken onboard, and should be booked in advance for Avanti West Coast trains.
Full-size bikes cannot be taken on West Midlands Railway services departing from London Euston between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays. West Midlands Railway passengers can bring up to three items of luggage, while Avanti West Coast specify that items of luggage should be no bigger than 30 x 70 x 90cm. Avanti West Coast allows passengers to bring up to two domestic pets at no extra charge. Passenger Assist can be booked on any train service. Get in touch with your train provider before you travel to arrange any special requirements you may have. Book spaces for wheelchairs, request assistance alighting and disembarking your train and register any assistance pets that may be coming with you.
Once you have compared ticket prices and departure times, you should try to book tickets from London to Coventry as far in advance as possible to guarantee the best deals. If you are flexible on time, consider taking a slower train, as these services may be cheaper. Railcard holders can take advantage of ticket discounts. These are available for senior citizens, young people and passengers with disabilities. You can also have a read of our Window Seat magazine for further travel tips before and during your journey.
Coventry is a historic city in the West Midlands and is most known for its cathedral, which was left in ruins after being bombed during WWII. A new modern cathedral was built next to the ruins and is notable for its impressive stained glass windows and tapestry.
Another historical site worth a visit in Coventry is Kenilworth Castle. The castle dates back to the 12th century, but was signficantly enlarged over the centuries that followed up to the Tudor period, when the Earl of Leicester created an extension in order to impress Queen Elizabeth I. There are several museums in Coventry, such as the Coventry Music Museum and Coventry Transport Museum.
Take a walk through one of the city's many parks or surrounding nature reserves. Kids will enjoy blowing off some steam at The Wave, an indoor water park with slides and games.
When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your trip from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Coventry, you can end your journey in train stations like Coventry and Coventry Arena.
Omio customers book a train from London Victoria to Coventry most frequently for this route.
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 Coventry and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (1 km) from the train station to the city centre in Coventry.
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