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.
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Of the 6 trains that leave Wolverhampton for Birmingham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||12 miles (19 km)|
|Average train duration||19 min|
|Average train ticket price||£5 (€6)|
|Train frequency||128 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 128 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Transport for Wales, West Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland|
Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham cover the 12 miles (19 km) long journey taking on average 19 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales, West Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland. Normally, there are 128 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £5, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Wolverhampton and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Travel from Wolverhampton to Birmingham from £3 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Wolverhampton and Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
CrossCountry tickets to Birmingham from Wolverhampton are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with CrossCountry to Birmingham from Wolverhampton 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 12 miles (19 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 Wolverhampton to Birmingham routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton to Birmingham with CrossCountry:
If you're planning on taking the train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham, you'll be glad to know there are numerous direct trains travelling between these two destinations every day. The distance covered by these journeys is roughly 12 miles (19 km) and the average time for a direct trip is around 23min. All of the trains travelling these routes start at Wolverhampton Station and travel to Birmingham New Street Station and are operated by several train companies including Avanti West Coast and Cross Country.
When considering the frequency of trains travelling from Wolverhampton to Birmingham, you'll find numerous trains running along this route every day. These journeys usually start around 5:00 a.m. and run every 10 to 15min until the last train leaves around 11:40 p.m. There are upwards of 60 journeys between these two destinations daily, so finding the perfect trip for you shouldn't be a hassle. When travelling over the weekend, you can expect trains to start a little later, with the Saturday train usually starting closer to 5:30 a.m. while trains on a Sunday usually start closer to 8:00 a.m. There are also fewer trains operating on a Sunday, with the last train departing from Wolverhampton Station at around 9:05 a.m.
Your journey time from Wolverhampton to Birmingham may vary slightly depending on what time you take the train and the company your train is operated by, though the difference is usually only a few minutes. The distance covered by the journey is around 12 miles (19 km) and the fastest travel time between these destinations is close to 18 minutes, with the longest time is usually around 25 minutes. Most of the time, you'll find the quickest journeys are operated by CrossCountry or Avanti West Coast, while the longest journeys are often operated by West Midlands Railway.
Departure train station: Your departure station for all train trips from Wolverhampton to Birmingham will depart from Wolverhampton train station, which is roughly a 10-minute walk from the city centre. You'll find several facilities at the station, despite the station being relatively small. Some of the facilities at the station include ticket offices, baby-changing facilities, ticket machines, waiting rooms, accessible toilets, a phone box, and wheelchairs. Wolverhampton offers a couple of accessible features including accessible ticket offices, an induction loop, and a ramp for train access.
Arrival train station: Whenever taking a train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham, your arrival station will always be Birmingham New Street Station, which is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the city centre of Birmingham. It is a major destination for both Avanti West Coast and CrossCountry. The station is roughly a 5min walk from the city centre and comes with several facilities designed to make your travel easier, including cafes, retail stores, baby-changing facilities, accessible toilets, cash machines and currency exchange kiosks, as well as phone booths.
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There are several train companies operating trains travelling along this route daily. CrossCountry typically provides the quickest journey between Wolverhampton and Birmingham, with the trips usually taking less than 20 minutes. If you're travelling between Monday and Saturday, you'll find trips operated by Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway, and CrossCountry train companies. Generally, CrossCountry doesn't operate from Wolverhampton to Birmingham on a Sunday. These journeys are usually operated by West Midlands Railway, with a couple of trips operated by Avanti West Coast train company.
All trains travelling with CrossCountry start at or terminate at Birmingham New Street station. CrosscCountry trains offer a high-speed, quality operation that bypasses London and operate one of the UK's longest train service in distance, which makes is way from Penzance in Cornwall to Aberdeen, Scotland. You'll find two ticket types when travelling with them, Standard Class and First Class. A First Class ticket will give you larger seats with tables and power outlets, as well as Wi-Fi. Due to this being a short trip, you may not have access to complimentary food.
Avanti West Coast operates one of the journeys travelling from Wolverhampton to Birmingham and is one of two operators operating the route on a Sunday. Avanti West Coast used to be called Virgin trains and they currently operate a high-speed, long-distance service to a variety of locations throughout the UK. You'll often find their services cut down on the amount of time you'll spend on a train and provide a comfortable and efficient service within the United Kingdom.
When travelling with CrossCountry, you'll have the choice of two ticket types, a Standard Class and First Class. First Class gives you access to wider seating, as well as tables, free Wi-Fi, and power outlets to keep your devices charged. You'll also have access to food services on some journeys though may be restricted on shorter trips like these. Your luggage allowance is one large case no bigger than 90 x 70 x 30cm, though you may bring two smaller bags. you will usually be allowed to bring animals on board provided you have arranged before and they are kept on a lead or in a travel cage.
If you want to travel with a bicycle, you should try and reserve a space ahead of time. Foldable bikes won't be a problem but spaces may be limited for normal bicycles. Avanti Coast has similar restrictions and offerings. You cannot bring a bag bigger than those suggested but because of the smaller internal doors, you're requested to bring smaller ones if you can.
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There are numerous ways to ensure you get the best deal on ticket prices. To start with, searching on Omio is the perfect start. Omio provides a platform that delivers consolidated information pulled from a variety of online sources and returns them on a single results page where you can filter according to your needs. Consider booking tickets with a flexible departure date as many companies offer different deals on different days. You'll also find travel during the week is usually more affordable than over a weekend. Lastly, you'll want to try and book as far in advance as possible. Many tickets go on sale months before and the closer you get to the date you want to leave, the more expensive the prices become.
Birmingham is a major city in the West Midlands region of Egland with a wide range of Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that highlight its 18th-century history as a powerhouse for the manufacturing industry. There are many other reasons to visit the city and currently attracts a variety of creatives and those with a flair for innovation. Symphony Hall is a popular attraction and is one of the finest concert halls in the world.
If you're a fan of motorbikes, you'll want to head to the National Motorcycle Museum and explore the 1000+ motorcycles they have on display. A couple of other local treasures worth visiting include the National Sea Life Centre, Damascena Coffee House, The Shakespeare Express, Winterbourne House and Garden, and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. If you're travelling with a group of friends and want to try something a little different, head to Escape Games and see if you can figure out the escape plan in time.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Wolverhampton and arriving in Birmingham New Street.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Wolverhampton, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city centre of Wolverhampton.
The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre of Birmingham.
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