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Overview: Train from Luton to Birmingham

distanceDistance75 miles (121 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency22 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 22 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains or Cross Country

Trains from Luton to Birmingham cover the 75 miles (121 km) long route taking on average 2 h 23 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains or Cross Country. Normally, there are 22 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £38, but the average price of train tickets is £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Luton to Birmingham

CrossCountry trains will get you from Luton to Birmingham from £38. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

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

Are you making plans to travel between Luton and Birmingham? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Luton to Birmingham trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 75 miles (121 km) to Birmingham from Luton. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Luton to Birmingham, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train between Luton and Birmingham, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Train information from Luton to Birmingham with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 15 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 22 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets to Birmingham from Luton 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 Luton to Birmingham

There are no direct trains from Luton to Birmingham, but it is possible to make the journey with only one change. These connections begin just after 6:00 a.m. with an East Midlands Trains departure from Luton, connecting with a CrossCountry service at Leicester. Journey times are a little over 2 hours, with the final connection around 21:30 p.m. Most daytime journeys require a change in London, using Thameslink services to St. Pancras and Virgin trains departures from London Euston to Birmingham.

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

Departure Station: Luton railway station is located around five minutes walk north of the town centre, opposite the bus interchange on Station Road. Taxis are available immediately outside the station entrance.

Arrival Station: Trains from Luton to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham New Street Station in the city centre. Public transport options include city buses stopping nearby on Hill Street and Smallbrook Queensway, and the new Midland Metro tram connection. Taxis are available on Navigation Street near the Victoria Square exit.

Taking a Flight from London

London City and Heathrow are, respectively, 11km east and 22km west of the city. Gatwick lies 47 km south of central London and Stansted is 48km northeast. London City has the Docklands Light Railway station, which is connected to the overground train line and the underground, via the Jubilee Line. Heathrow can be accessed via the Piccadilly line on the London Underground. The Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express trains run from Paddington to the airport, but the Express is considerably more expensive. The N9 night bus operates when the trains stop. Trains from London Bridge and Victoria run frequently to Gatwick Airport, as does a Thameslink train from Blackfriars. Trains from Liverpool Street run every fifteen minutes during the day to Stansted. National Express coaches stop at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted.

Flying into Birmingham

Birmingham is the most populated city outside of London. Once at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, in more recent years it has gained an international reputation for it's cultural offerings. Many famous English bands originated from the area. Passengers arrive at Birmingham Airport, 10.2 km southeast of the city. Black cabs are available 24 hours a day outside the arrivals terminal. The Sky Rail runs to Birmingham International train station between 5.15 a.m. and 2.00 a.m., and from there it is a 10-15 minute journey to New Street station in central Birmingham. The 900 Airport Link bus runs to the city centre every twenty minutes throughout the day, and every thirty minutes on evenings and Saturdays.

Travel Tips: Trains from Luton to Birmingham

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train to Birmingham from Luton cost?

You can find a cheap train from Luton to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £38  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Luton to Birmingham on average?

If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Luton to Birmingham train prices are on average £38  one way.

How many miles is it from Luton to Birmingham by train?

You should expect to travel around 75 miles (121 km)  between Luton and Birmingham by train.

How long does it take from Luton to Birmingham by train?

The train time to Birmingham from Luton is on average 2 h 23 min  for the 75 miles (121 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Luton and Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Luton to Birmingham, which train station in Luton do I depart from and which train station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Luton to Birmingham, you can choose to depart from train stations like Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport. Your journey can end in train stations such as Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Luton   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the train station in Luton to go to Birmingham? Where is the train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Luton and need to travel around 0.2 miles (381 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Birmingham most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies go from Luton to Birmingham?

For the best Luton to Birmingham train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Birmingham from Luton to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services are there from Luton to Birmingham a day?

On average, there are 22 trains a day from Luton to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Luton to Birmingham?

You can take the first train from Luton to Birmingham at 08: 02   or take the last train from Luton to Birmingham leaving at 13: 10. Look for the latest Luton Birmingham train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How early should I book Luton to Birmingham train tickets to get 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 route and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Birmingham from Luton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £38 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Luton to Birmingham a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Luton
Birmingham
Luton is the most popular Luton 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 Luton for your journey to Birmingham.