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Travel info about Trains to Birmingham

Birmingham is located in the central part of the UK and is connected to most parts of the UK through an extensive railway network. Birmingham is one of Britain's finest examples of a cosmopolitan, modern, vibrant city. Recent redevelopment has solidified its position as a cultural and economic hub. Birmingham is a popular place to visit for entertainment, restaurants, museums and art galleries.


Birmingham has 3 main stations. Birmingham New Street, which has services from London Midland, Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry. Birmingham Moor Street, which is the terminus for Chiltern Railways services, and Birmingham Snow Hill make up the rest of Birmingham's city centre stations. All 3 stations are directly in the centre of the city and are readily accessible via public transport links of buses and local trains.


Popular travel routes to Birmingham By Train 

TrainPal offers the cheapest train tickets for passengers to Birmingham, and we also provide regular services to and from Birmingham to most major UK cities. The main railway station in Birmingham city centre is Birmingham New Street. Also, nearby stations are Birmingham Moor Street, Snow Mountain and Birmingham International Station. All of these stations are easily accessible by public transport stops with buses and local trains. For more information on travelling to Birmingham, see our train ticket purchase page now!.


Train to Birmingham from London 

The best way to find the cheapest train ticket is to book as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour. 


The train to Birmingham from London takes about 1.5-2h and the slowest one usually changes once or twice along the way. But if you plan carefully, you may save a few pennies. On an average weekday, 48 trains are travelling from London to Birmingham. The fastest trains leaving from London will get you to Birmingham in just 1h 37m. You can buy the cheapest train ticket at TrainPal for £9.9. 


Train to Birmingham from Glasgow 

The train to Birmingham from Glasgow takes about 4-6h and the slowest one usually changes once or twice along the way. But if you plan carefully, you may save a few pennies. On an average weekday, 34 trains are travelling from Glasgow to Birmingham. The fastest trains leaving from Glasgow will get you to Birmingham in just 3 h 58 m. You can buy the cheapest train ticket at TrainPal for £ 44. 


Train to Birmingham from Manchester 

The train to Birmingham from Manchester takes about 1.5-2h and the slowest one usually changes once along the way. But if you plan carefully, you may save a few pennies. On an average weekday, 64 trains are travelling from Manchester to Birmingham. About 5 trains per hour during the day run from Manchester to Birmingham. The fastest trains leaving from Manchester will get you to Birmingham in just 1 h 28 m. You can buy the cheapest train ticket at TrainPal for £ 12.5. 


Train to Birmingham from Edinburgh 

The train to Birmingham from Edinburgh takes about 3-4h and the slowest one usually changes more than once along the way. But if you plan carefully, you may save a few pennies. On an average weekday, 49 trains are travelling from Edinburgh to Birmingham. The fastest trains leaving from Edinburgh will get you to Birmingham in just 4 h 6 m. You can buy the cheapest train ticket at TrainPal for £ 48.5. 


Before you travel to Birmingham by train - good to know! 


The Birmingham NEC is a world-renowned arena which showcases the best events and acts throughout the year; check out their website to find out what's on.


For both adults and children alike, Cadbury World has provided a fun and delicious day out for over 25 years. By purchasing your tickets online before you travel, you could save 5% on the entrance fee. Take the tour and enjoy finding out more about the world-famous chocolate.


Since 1996 The National Sealife Aquarium in Birmingham has provided a fantastic sight for all ocean lovers. With over 60 different displays, this aquarium will keep the whole family entertained for a whole day; book online in advance to save up to 40% on the price of admission.


Birmingham is steeped in history and nowhere portrays this better than the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Alongside the stunning array of artefacts, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery also hold exciting events throughout the year.


No trip to Birmingham would be complete without a gaze at, and a wander through, the Bullring Shopping Centre. Located near the Chinese Quarter, this mammoth retail heaven provides visitors with an array of clothing outlets, electronic stores and restaurants.  


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How to find the cheapest train tickets to Birmingham With TrainPal


If you want to get the cheapest train ticket to Birmingham, you should be smart and good at calculation when buying the ticket. But don't panic, TrainPal has some money-saving tips for you. Follow these tips and the extra money you save on the journey can be used to pay for the rest of your trip.


Let's start with our money-saving tips.


First of all, we strongly recommend buying train tickets four months ahead of your planned departure date, which can save you a lot of money. In some cases, the price of train tickets increases as the departure date approaches. Therefore, by purchasing train tickets to travel as early as possible, you will give yourself an excellent chance to buy the cheapest train ticket to Birmingham.


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When selecting the train tickets to purchase after entering the departure and arrival stations in the search bar, it is important to remember to browse all the tickets that can be clicked on the page. Sometimes the cheapest tickets will be highlighted on the website.


In particular, if you choose to buy direct or split tickets, their final prices will differ. Split tickets mean that the train will stop at a transit station (but you won't have to change). Although the overall travel time will be longer, in some cases split tickets will cost less than a direct ticket.


Are you going to Glasgow with two or more people? When you choose more than one passenger, sometimes you end up getting a discount on the fare you buy. This is a very useful money-saving tip. Please note that all train tickets in a group must be purchased at one time and all passengers must travel together according to the time of the ticket.


Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheapest train tickets page to at TrainPal.