|Distance||85 miles (137 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||£24 (€27)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||West 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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