How to get from Peterborough to Birmingham

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from Peterborough to Birmingham

You can get from Peterborough to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Peterborough to Birmingham on 30 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Peterborough to Birmingham

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £45 • 1 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesCross Country

Travel 69 miles (112 km) by train from Peterborough to Birmingham. Cross Country is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Peterborough to Birmingham.

How to Travel from Peterborough to Birmingham?

Travellers planning a trip from the Cambridgeshire city of Peterborough to Birmingham have the option of direct train or bus travel seven days a week. Trains offer more frequent daily connections, with journey times of one hour and 44 minutes. Bus schedules feature a choice of daily direct and indirect connections to Birmingham, with the fastest option taking two hours and 50 minutes.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Peterborough to Birmingham?

Direct buses with National Express offer the cheapest tickets for travel from Peterborough Queensgate to Birmingham Coach Station, with the daily direct bus leaving in mid-morning and taking two hours and 50 minutes for the trip to the Midlands. Indirect services take more than three hours longer. CrossCountry Trains provide hourly direct trains from Peterborough, taking one hour and 44 minutes to reach Birmingham New Street Station. Booking advance tickets for train travel on this route is usually cheaper than buying on the day. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Peterborough to Birmingham?

Train services with CrossCountry Trains are the fastest travel option on the route west to the Midlands, taking one hour and 44 minutes to complete the 82-mile trip from Peterborough to Birmingham. There are departures to New Street Station roughly hourly from early morning to late evening, with fewer connections on Sundays. The quickest bus service with National Express is the mid-morning daily connection taking two hours and 50 minutes. The early morning daily departure from Peterborough requires a change and lengthy transfer time at Cambridge Parkside, with a total journey time to Birmingham Coach Station of just over six hours. 

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Travel from Peterborough to Birmingham by Train

CrossCountry Trains provide daily direct trains on this route west to Birmingham from Peterborough. Weekday and Saturday schedules feature hourly trains throughout the day, from early morning to late evening, with journey times of one hour and 44 minutes. Sunday services are reduced, with a first train from Peterborough just before midday and hourly connections throughout the afternoon until mid-evening. Trains from Peterborough arrive at the ultra-modern Birmingham New Street Station, a major transport hub located in the heart of the city.

Travel from Peterborough to Birmingham by Bus

The UK's national bus operator, National Express, provides daily direct and indirect services from Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station to Birmingham seven days a week. Direct buses leave in mid-morning, taking two hours and 50 minutes for the road trip to Birmingham. The indirect service leaves Peterborough early in the morning, with a connection of over an hour at Cambridge Parkside, and a total journey time of over six hours on weekdays and five hours and 15 minutes at weekends. Buses arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, located in the Digbeth area of the city, about a ten minutes' walk from the centre and served by numerous city bus routes. 

Travel Tips: Travel from Peterborough to Birmingham

Travel 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 Peterborough to Birmingham.

You can travel from Peterborough to Birmingham by train.

A train is the fastest way to get from Peterborough to Birmingham with an average travel time for this journey around 1 h 44 min.

The Peterborough to Birmingham distance is approximately 69 miles (112 km).

The average frequency per day from Peterborough to Birmingham is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Birmingham from Peterborough as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Peterborough to Birmingham:

  • Trains mostly leave from Peterborough and tend to arrive in Birmingham New Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Peterborough to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Birmingham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Peterborough to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £45.
Omio customers who travel from Peterborough to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip between Peterborough and Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets are costing £45 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Birmingham from Peterborough online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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