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London To Birmingham Train Journey Information

trainFareFirst train
05:31
trainFareLast train
23:42
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From £6
trainFareFastest route
1h 16m

London To Birmingham Train Times

Check out trains from London to Birmingham today (Thursday 9th February 2023) for using our timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
Thu 09 Feb, at 5:31
  1. 05:31
    2h 13m
    Arrow
    1 Change
    07:44
    London Euston
    Birmingham New Street
  2. 05:35
    2h 39m
    Arrow
    Direct
    08:14
    London Euston
    Birmingham New Street
  3. 06:04
    1h 59m
    Arrow
    Direct
    08:03
    London Marylebone
    Birmingham Moor Street
  4. 06:10
    1h 35m
    Arrow
    1 Change
    07:45
    London Euston
    Birmingham New Street
  5. 06:16
    1h 32m
    Arrow
    Direct
    07:48
    London Euston
    Birmingham New Street
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    London To Birmingham Train FAQs

  • Q: 
    How long does it take to travel from London to Birmingham by train?
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    Average journey time
    1h 58m
    Average journey time
    1h 58m
  • Q: 
    How much does the train from London to Birmingham cost?
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    Train fares from
    £6.00
    Train fares from
    £6.00
  • Q: 
    What is the fastest journey from London to Birmingham by train?
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    Fastest route
    1h 16m
    Fastest route
    1h 16m
  • Q: 
    What time does the last train from London to Birmingham leave?
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    Last train
    23:42
    Last train
    23:42
  • Q: 
    When can I catch the first train from London to Birmingham?
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    First train
    05:31
    First train
    05:31
  • Q: 
    How many trains a day are there from London to Birmingham?
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    Trains per day
    128
    Trains per day
    128
  • Q: 
    Which train company operates London to Birmingham?
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    Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains
    Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains

London To Birmingham Train

Birmingham is the second largest international city in the United Kingdom after London. Its population and area are second only to London. It is located in the centre of England, on the main railway line from London to Liverpool, with well-developed transportation links. Transportation in the Greater Birmingham area is convenient. The national infrastructure projects here include a £40 billion high-speed rail project that directly connects Birmingham and London; a £600 million railway station expansion project and a £33 million runway extension at Birmingham airport project.


London To Birmingham Train Times Information

Birmingham is 120 miles (193 kilometres) northwest of London via the M1 and M6 motorways. Trains to Birmingham depart from London Euston or London Marylebone every ten minutes on average. The journey takes one and a half to two hours, although some indirect routes do take longer. It is possible to travel from London to Birmingham without having to change trains. The first train from London to Birmingham departs at 04:34. The last train from London to Birmingham departs at 23:35. No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays. Trains terminate at either Snow Hill or New Street station in Birmingham. Services are run by Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains), Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Railway.

Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) offers frequent direct services between London and Birmingham. While on board, travellers can access the internet through Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains)'s wireless connection; this service is free for first-class ticket holders and available for a nominal fee to standard fare passengers. Chiltern Railways offers quiet zones and provides catering services on most trips between Banbury and Birmingham Moor Street.

The quickest way to get from London to Birmingham is to take the train, which at its fastest will only take about 1 hour 30 minutes. However, some trains can take as long as 2 hours. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

Departure train station: London Euston. The majority of trains to Birmingham from London depart from Euston Station, north of the city centre, connected by Underground services from Euston Square and buses from the station terminus. Additional trains leave from Marylebone Station, about a mile west of Euston, with Underground connections from nearby Baker Street.

Arrival train station: Birmingham New Street. New Street Station is located on the southern side of the city centre, with its own stop on the Midland Metro, taxi ranks, and local bus services. It is a ten-minute walk east from New Street to Moor Street Station, where Chiltern Railways services from London arrive.

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. Train tickets from London to Birmingham can start from as little as £6.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  1. Buying your train ticket from London - Birmingham 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 38% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  2. If you book a ticket London - Birmingham 2 months in advance you save up to about 38% compared to the initial price.
  3. By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 38%.

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