Watford to Birmingham train

Cheap train tickets from Watford to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 04 Jul

Cheapest

£4

Average

£22

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.

West Midlands Railway
07:04Watford2h02 09:06Birmingham
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£41One-way
West Midlands Railway
07:49Watford2h16 10:05Birmingham
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£91One-way
West Midlands Railway
09:51Watford2h14 12:05Birmingham
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£181One-way
West Midlands Railway
08:51Watford3h53 12:44Birmingham
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£191One-way
Avanti West Coast
19:13Watford1h34 20:47Birmingham
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£281One-way

Train schedule Watford to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 4 July
West Midlands Railway
07:04Watford2h02 09:06Birmingham
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Chiltern Railways
07:45Watford3h19 11:04Birmingham
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West Midlands Railway
07:49Watford2h16 10:05Birmingham
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:51Watford3h53 12:44Birmingham
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:51Watford2h14 12:05Birmingham
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
19:13Watford1h34 20:47Birmingham
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Fastest train times from Watford to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 04 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 34 m

Average

2 h 33 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

138 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Watford for Birmingham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
19:13Watford1h34 20:47Birmingham
0 changes
£281One-way
West Midlands Railway
07:04Watford2h02 09:06Birmingham
0 changes
£41One-way
West Midlands Railway
09:51Watford2h14 12:05Birmingham
0 changes
£181One-way
West Midlands Railway
07:49Watford2h16 10:05Birmingham
0 changes
£91One-way
Chiltern Railways
07:45Watford3h19 11:04Birmingham
0 changes
£561One-way

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Overview: Train from Watford to Birmingham

distanceDistance85 miles (137 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersWest Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or London Midland

Trains from Watford to Birmingham cover the 85 miles (137 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or London Midland. 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 £12, but the average price of train tickets is £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Watford Junction and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Trains from Watford to Birmingham

Taking the train is by far the easiest and quickest way to travel from Watford to Birmingham. Trains depart several times an hour, seven days a week, so travellers have plenty of options around the clock. For those planning a trip abroad, Birmingham International Airport may be just as convenient to reach from Watford as the major London airports.

Which train companies travel from Watford to Birmingham?

Virgin Trains and West Midlands Railway both offer many direct trains from Watford to Birmingham every day, at all times of day. West Midlands Railway provides the most frequent journeys and is the least expensive option, but Virgin Trains tend to be slightly faster. Both companies also offer indirect services in the early morning before 6 a.m. and in the late evening.

How long is the train from Watford to Birmingham?

When travelling directly with Virgin Trains, the journey to Birmingham from Watford takes just one hour six minutes at the quickest. On average, a West Midlands Railway service takes around 30-40 minutes longer than a Virgin Trains service. The longest advertised journey is an early morning indirect service that departs just before 1:00 a.m. and takes five hours 21 minutes.

How many trains are there from Watford to Birmingham?

Travellers can expect to find over 40 direct trains per day along this route, up to around 48. There will also usually be an additional three to six indirect trains each day. In total, this works out to around three trains per hour every hour, including at weekends. One of these will be a Virgin Trains service and one to two will be West Midlands Railway services. The first regular, direct service of the day departs just before 6:00 a.m. and the last departs at 10:45 p.m.

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

Departure train station: Watford Junction is a centrally-located station and is a bus transport hub for the local area. Regular coach services run to Heathrow and Luton Airports, and it's possible to reach central London in just 16 minutes by train.

Arrival train station: Birmingham New Street has been recently revamped and is home to more restaurants, bars and shops than ever. The station is a major transport hub, not only for the local area but for the UK as a whole. Fast, direct trains depart for Birmingham International Airport every few minutes.

Travel Tips: Trains from Watford 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 Watford to Birmingham.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Watford to Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from £12  one way.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Watford to Birmingham train prices are on average £14  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Watford and Birmingham via train to be approximately 85 miles (137 km).
On average the train from Watford to Birmingham duration is 2 h 15 min  for the 85 miles (137 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When taking a train from Watford, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Watford North. 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 Watford Junction   to Birmingham New Street.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Watford Junction and travel around 0.8 miles (1.3 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.

For the best Watford to Birmingham train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or London Midland. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Watford to Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Watford to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first train from Watford to Birmingham leaves at 05: 32   and the last train for this leaves at 22: 38. Omio shows you the latest train from Watford to Birmingham timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
You can find a train from Watford to Birmingham to cost on average £14 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Watford to Birmingham train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Watford
Birmingham
Watford Junction is the most popular Watford 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 Watford for your journey to Birmingham.
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Public transport options for Watford Junction
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from bay 1 of the bus station at the side of the railway station.
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Public transport options for Watford High Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Use Bus stop A in Lower High Street for northbound services to Watford Junction Use Bus stop B in Lower High Street for southbound services to Harrow & Wealdstone
Metro: Watford London Underground station (Metropolitan line) is approximately 34 minutes' walk away
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Public transport options for Watford North
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Towards Watford - Public Service bus stop A/Rail Replacement bus stop on Bushey Mill Lane between level crossing and junction of Southfield Avenue. Towards St Albans - Public Service bus stop B/Rail Replacement bus stop on Bushey Mill Lane between level crossing and opposite Sandown Road junction.

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