Cheap train tickets from Wolverhampton to Birmingham

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Cheapest

£6

Average

£6

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 Wolverhampton to Birmingham will cost around £ 6 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.

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08:07Wolverhampton0h23 08:30Birmingham New Street
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08:30Wolverhampton0h20 08:50Birmingham New Street
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08:11Wolverhampton0h22 08:33Birmingham New Street
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08:37Wolverhampton0h18 08:55Birmingham New Street
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08:01Wolverhampton0h21 08:22Birmingham New Street
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Train schedule Wolverhampton to Birmingham

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08:01Wolverhampton0h21 08:22Birmingham New Street
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08:07Wolverhampton0h23 08:30Birmingham New Street
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08:11Wolverhampton0h22 08:33Birmingham New Street
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08:22Wolverhampton0h25 08:47Birmingham New Street
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08:30Wolverhampton0h20 08:50Birmingham New Street
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08:37Wolverhampton0h18 08:55Birmingham New Street
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Fastest train times from Wolverhampton to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 7 Dec

Fastest Journey

18 m

Average

21 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

19 km

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.

These direct trains cover the 19 km distance in an average of 21 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 18 m .

The slowest trains will take 25 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.

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08:37Wolverhampton0h18 08:55Birmingham New Street
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£61One-way
08:30Wolverhampton0h20 08:50Birmingham New Street
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£61One-way
08:01Wolverhampton0h21 08:22Birmingham New Street
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£61One-way
08:11Wolverhampton0h22 08:33Birmingham New Street
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08:07Wolverhampton0h23 08:30Birmingham New Street
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£61One-way

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Overview: Train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham

distanceDistance12 miles (19 km)
durationAverage train duration21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£6 (€6)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham cover the 12 miles (19 km) long route taking on average 21 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £6, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Wolverhampton and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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Train between Wolverhampton and Birmingham with CrossCountry

You can travel by train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with CrossCountry for as low as £6. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

CrossCountry

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy route from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Wolverhampton to Birmingham as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Wolverhampton to Birmingham train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Wolverhampton and Birmingham on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 12 miles (19 km) journey between Wolverhampton and Birmingham with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham:

  • 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

Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham

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.

Wolverhampton to Birmingham train time: Daily Departures

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.

How long is the journey by train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham?

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.

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

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.

Train Birmingham. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from Wolverhampton to Birmingham?

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.

CrossCountry trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham

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 trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham

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.

Train Wolverhampton to Birmingham: Services on Board

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.

Birmingham City. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap train tickets from Wolverhampton to Birmingham?

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.

To Birmingham by train—travel tips

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.

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Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Wolverhampton and Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Wolverhampton to Birmingham for as low as £6  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Wolverhampton to Birmingham?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Wolverhampton to Birmingham train prices are on average £6  one way.
What is the distance to Birmingham from Wolverhampton via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Birmingham from Wolverhampton via train to be approximately 12 miles (19 km).
How long is the train journey from Wolverhampton to Birmingham?
On average the train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham duration is 21 min  for the 12 miles (19 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Wolverhampton to Birmingham, which train station in Wolverhampton do I depart from and which train station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Wolverhampton   to Birmingham New Street   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Wolverhampton? Where is the train station in Birmingham?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Wolverhampton, is located 0.2 miles (328 m) from the city centre of Wolverhampton.

The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 0.2 miles (399 m) away from the city centre of Birmingham.

What train providers go from Wolverhampton to Birmingham?
For the journey from Wolverhampton to Birmingham you can take a train with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Birmingham from Wolverhampton on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there between Wolverhampton and Birmingham?
On average, there are 50 trains a day from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Wolverhampton and Birmingham to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Wolverhampton to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £6 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Wolverhampton to Birmingham a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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