The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Wolverhampton to London will cost around £ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 17.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Wolverhampton for London every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 182 km distance in an average of 2h 8m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 49m .
The slowest train will take 2h 54m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 46 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£20|
|Trains depart from:||Wolverhampton|
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Train Companies:||Chiltern Railways, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway|
A mixture of direct and indirect departures leave the West Midland city of Wolverhampton headed for the UK's capital every hour. With two major train providers servicing the route throughout the day, with a third adding a sleeper service overnight, passengers are sure to find a train to suit their schedule. Virgin high-speed trains can complete the route in as little as one hour 38 minutes, while West Midlands Trains offer a more scenic route, with journeys taking closer to two hours 30 minutes.
Throughout the day, the majority of services are offered by Virgin Trains and West Midlands Trains who offer between two and four trains from Wolverhampton to London each. Chiltern Railways offers one overnight service, but this journey requires an overnight stay in Birmingham, connecting with the first departure from Birmingham Moor Street at 5:15 a.m.
Journey times vary quite significantly between the two companies. Virgin Trains offers the fastest journey times of between one hour 40 minutes and one hour 50 minutes. West Midlands trains take a slower route, with their journeys coming in about two hours 30 minutes, or longer in some cases. When passengers opt for an indirect Virgin Train, they can still expect to complete their journey in under two hours thanks to swift transfers at Birmingham New Street.
The route from Wolverhampton to London is very heavily serviced. Both Virgin Trains and West Midland trains offer numerous departures per hour, with more during peak travel times to meet the increased demand of commuters. Passengers can expect as many as seven departures per hour from 6:00 a.m. through till 11:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Trains depart from Wolverhampton station, which is a short ten-minute walk from the centre of town or seven minutes from Wolverhampton University. The station has car parking facilities and bike storage, and passengers can also arrive on the tram system that serves the station. The station itself has waiting rooms, toilets, refreshment facilities and a few small shops.
Arrival train station: All Wolverhampton to London trains terminate at London Euston. The centrally located station has connections to several London Underground lines, a designated taxi rank and several bus stops immediately outside the station, allowing for easy onward travel. Station facilities include several coffee shops and dining options, more of which can be found in Euston Square, and numerous retail shops.