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Train Information to Birmingham from Watford

distanceDistance85 miles (137 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price£24 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Watford to Birmingham cover the 85 miles (137 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 11 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £24. 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.

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Watford to Birmingham?
You can find a cheap train from Watford to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £18  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Watford to Birmingham on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Watford to Birmingham train prices are on average £24  one way.
What is the distance between Watford and Birmingham via train?
You should expect to travel around 85 miles (137 km)  between Watford and Birmingham by train.
What is the average Watford to Birmingham train duration?
The train time from Watford to Birmingham is on average 1 h 11 min  for the 85 miles (137 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Watford and Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Watford goes to Birmingham? Which train station do I come into Birmingham from Watford?

Some of the Watford train stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Watford North. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Birmingham include Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Watford Junction, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Watford. The most popular arrival train station in Birmingham, called Birmingham New Street, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train companies offer a service from Watford to Birmingham?
Take the Watford to Birmingham train with West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Birmingham from Watford as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there from Watford to Birmingham?
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.
When does the first train depart from Watford to Birmingham? When does the last train depart from Watford to Birmingham?
If you prefer early morning trains from Watford to Birmingham, the first train leaves at 07: 43. If you prefer late night trains from Watford to Birmingham, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 14. Omio shows you the latest train from Watford to Birmingham times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets to Birmingham from Watford to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Watford to Birmingham is on average £24 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Birmingham from Watford available a few months in advance.

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.