Cheap train tickets from York to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Cheapest

£39

Average

£70

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 York to Birmingham will cost around £ 70 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 39.

Cheapest
11:36York1h52 13:28Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£391One-way
Cheapest
12:44York2h24 15:08Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£391One-way
09:44York2h20 12:04Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£831One-way
11:44York2h20 14:04Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£831One-way
10:44York2h24 13:08Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£831One-way

Train schedule York to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 21 Jan
08:44York2h24 11:08Birmingham New Street
0 changes
09:44York2h20 12:04Birmingham New Street
0 changes
10:44York2h24 13:08Birmingham New Street
0 changes
11:36York1h52 13:28Birmingham New Street
0 changes
11:44York2h20 14:04Birmingham New Street
0 changes
12:44York2h24 15:08Birmingham New Street
0 changes

This is the last train of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets by train, coach or flight

Fri
21 Jan
£37Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Sat
22 Jan
£37Cross Country
£8Flixbus
Sun
23 Jan
£37Cross Country
£9Flixbus

Fastest train times from York to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Fastest Journey

1 h 52 m

Average

2 h 17 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

173 km

Of the 6 trains that leave York 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 173 km distance in an average of 2 h 17 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 52 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 24 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.

Fastest
11:36York1h52 13:28Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£391One-way
09:44York2h20 12:04Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£831One-way
11:44York2h20 14:04Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£831One-way
10:44York2h24 13:08Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£831One-way
08:44York2h24 11:08Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£901One-way

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn

Overview: Train from York to Birmingham

distanceDistance107 miles (172 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£40 (€46)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from York to Birmingham cover the 107 miles (172 km) long route taking on average 1 h 51 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £37, but the average price of train tickets is £40. Travellers depart most frequently from York and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains York to Birmingham

Find the best trains from York to Birmingham with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £37. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

Book your CrossCountry York to Birmingham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest York to Birmingham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from York to Birmingham is 107 miles (172 km), and the best price for a one-way York - Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket starts at £37 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Train information from York to Birmingham with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 28 min
  • Average Price: £37
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets to Birmingham from York don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 York to Birmingham

Trains from York to Birmingham are provided by CrossCountry. Most services run directly, with a journey time of around 2 hours. Some overnight and early morning services may have one change, at either Leeds or Manchester Piccadilly, and these services generally take up to 4 hours. The first direct service of the day leaves York around 6:00 a.m., after which trains run regularly every 15 minutes to 1 hour until the evening when the last direct service leaves before 9:00 p.m. Trains from York to Birmingham depart from York Station on Station Row, and arrive at Birmingham's New Street Station on Station Street, close to The Bullring.

Travel Tips: Trains from York to Birmingham

Travel by train to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from York to Birmingham.
FAQs

How much does a cheap train to Birmingham from York cost?

You can find a cheap train from York to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £37  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average price of train tickets to Birmingham from York?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the York to Birmingham train to cost on average £40  one way.

What is the distance from York to Birmingham by train?

The train distance from York to Birmingham is around 107 miles (172 km).

How long does it take from York to Birmingham by train?

The train time to Birmingham from York is on average 1 h 51 min  for the 107 miles (172 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between York and Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from York to Birmingham, which train station in York do I depart from and which train station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from York   to Birmingham New Street.

Where do I find the York train station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham train station?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from York and need to travel around 0.4 miles (607 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Birmingham most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from York to Birmingham?

If you're looking for trains from York to Birmingham, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the York to Birmingham trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services are there from York to Birmingham a day?

The average number of trains departing York for Birmingham is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from York to Birmingham? When is the last train from York to Birmingham?

The earliest train for this trip departs from York at 09: 44. The last train leaves from York at 12: 44. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from York to Birmingham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy train tickets from York to Birmingham to score 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 trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Birmingham from York within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £40 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from York to Birmingham a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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