Cheap train tickets from Norwich to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£50

Average

£81

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 Norwich to Birmingham will cost around £ 81 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 50.

Greater Anglia
09:04Norwich4h03 13:07Birmingham
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£501One-way
Greater Anglia
09:30Norwich3h54 13:24Birmingham
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£531One-way
Chiltern Railways
11:32Norwich4h24 15:56Birmingham
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£911One-way
Greater Anglia
09:00Norwich4h07 13:07Birmingham
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£931One-way
Greater Anglia
10:00Norwich4h07 14:07Birmingham
0 changes
£931One-way

Train schedule Norwich to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 20 May
08:03Norwich4h04 12:07Birmingham New Street
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08:56Norwich3h42 12:38Birmingham New Street
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09:03Norwich4h04 13:07Birmingham New Street
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09:55Norwich3h43 13:38Birmingham New Street
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10:00Norwich4h07 14:07Birmingham New Street
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10:30Norwich3h54 14:24Birmingham New Street
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Fri
20 May
£55Greater Anglia
£20Megabus
Sat
21 May
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£19National Express
Sun
22 May
£52Greater Anglia
£14Megabus
Mon
23 May
£24Greater Anglia
£10National Express
Tue
24 May
£48Greater Anglia
£12National Express
Wed
25 May
£47Greater Anglia
£12National Express
Thu
26 May
£48Greater Anglia
£16National Express
Fri
27 May
£49Greater Anglia
£14Megabus
Sat
28 May
£46Greater Anglia
£14Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£46Greater Anglia
£15National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£46Greater Anglia
£15National Express
Fri
3 Jun
£44Greater Anglia
£14Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£52Greater Anglia
£14Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£52Greater Anglia
£14Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£49Greater Anglia
£12National Express
Tue
7 Jun
£46Greater Anglia
£12National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£47Greater Anglia
£11National Express

Fastest train times from Norwich to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 54 m

Average

4 h 10 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

217 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Norwich for Birmingham every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 217 km distance in an average of 4 h 10 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 54 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 34 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.

Greater Anglia
09:30Norwich3h54 13:24Birmingham
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£531One-way
Greater Anglia
09:04Norwich4h03 13:07Birmingham
0 changes
£501One-way
Greater Anglia
07:03Norwich4h04 11:07Birmingham
0 changes
£941One-way
Greater Anglia
10:00Norwich4h07 14:07Birmingham
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£931One-way
Greater Anglia
09:00Norwich4h07 13:07Birmingham
0 changes
£931One-way

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Overview: Train from Norwich to Birmingham

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreater Anglia or Cross Country

Trains from Norwich to Birmingham cover the 134 miles (216 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 52 min with our travel partners like Greater Anglia or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £24, but the average price of train tickets is £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Norwich and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Norwich to Birmingham

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Norwich to Birmingham from £24 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

CrossCountry

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

CrossCountry tickets between Norwich and Birmingham are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with CrossCountry to Birmingham from Norwich all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 134 miles (216 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Norwich to Birmingham routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Norwich to Birmingham train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Birmingham with CrossCountry!

Train information from Norwich to Birmingham with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 53 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets from Norwich to Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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

Train from Norwich to Birmingham: Journey Details

The first train from Norwich to Birmingham leaves just before 6:00 a.m., followed by an hourly service until just after 7:30 p.m. The same timetable operates from Monday to Saturday, with reduced service on Sundays. The journey time is around 4 hours, with a change at Ely. East Midlands trains run to Ely and CrossCountry trains finish the journey to Birmingham New Street Station.

Return journeys for trains from Birmingham to Norwich are also available.

Taking the Train from Norwich

Norwich Thorpe Station is ten minutes walk from the city centre. There is a taxi rank at the station. First Group and Konectbus run services to Norwich Thorpe from the city centre, the airport, the university and surrounding villages. Norwich has a night bus service.

Getting into Birmingham by Train

Birmingham is Britain's second-largest​ city and has undergone a lot of redevelopments in recent years. There are some beautiful Victorian buildings, excellent museums, attractive canal-side areas and great restaurants. Birmingham also makes a good base for exploring nearby attractions, such as Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick Castle.

Birmingham New Street Station is a central hub for British Rail trains and has recently been modernised. The station now includes a shopping centre and is conveniently located near the city centre. Taxis are available from a rank outside the station. Local buses, operated by Network West Midlands, run from Birmingham New Street to the city centre, the airport and surrounding villages. Birmingham also has a new Metro system which runs from the station and through the city centre.

Travel Tips: Trains from Norwich 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 Norwich to Birmingham.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains from Norwich to Birmingham cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Norwich and Birmingham to cost as little as £24  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Norwich to Birmingham?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Norwich to Birmingham train to cost on average £47  one way.

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

The distance between Norwich and Birmingham by train is approximately 134 miles (216 km).

What is the average Norwich to Birmingham train duration?

On average the Norwich to Birmingham train time is 3 h 52 min  covering the 134 miles (216 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station from Norwich to Birmingham do I depart from? Which Birmingham train station from Norwich do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Norwich   and arriving in Birmingham New Street.

Where do I find the Norwich train station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Norwich, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Norwich.

The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre of Birmingham.

Which train providers can take me between Norwich and Birmingham?

For the trip from Norwich to Birmingham you can take a train with Greater Anglia or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Norwich and Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services per day are there to Birmingham from Norwich?

The average number of trains departing Norwich for Birmingham is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

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

The first train from Norwich to Birmingham leaves at 06: 07   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from Norwich to Birmingham timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Norwich and Birmingham for the best deals?

If you purchase Norwich to Birmingham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £47. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Norwich and Birmingham. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Norwich
Birmingham
The major railway station for departures from Norwich is Norwich. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Norwich for your trip to Birmingham from Norwich.