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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.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Birmingham With TrainPal

To get the cheapest train ticket to Birmingham, you need to be very savvy when buying tickets. But don't worry, we are here to give you the best advice to save money. Until you realize it, you will have some extra money to spend in the city instead of just using it to go there!


Let's start our money-saving list, first of all, be sure to buy train tickets in advance. In some cases, the price of a train ticket will increase as the departure date approaches. So, by buying a pre-sale ticket as far in advance as possible, you will give yourself a better chance of getting a cheap train ticket to Birmingham.


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When buying advance tickets, try to book your tickets during off-peak hours. When selecting a train ticket, be sure to check all the tickets in the drop-down menu as we will highlight the cheapest off-peak tickets.


Before you buy a ticket, make sure that the price of your return ticket is actually lower than the price of two one-way tickets. Sometimes one method may be cheaper than the other. The same is true of the chosen arrival station. When you choose "Birmingham, Any" and a particular train station, try to check their price differences.


In particular, it is worth noting that if you choose to buy direct train tickets or split train tickets, their final prices will be different. Split train tickets will stop at different stations. Although the time will be extended, in some cases it will be cheaper to buy split train tickets than direct train tickets.


Are you traveling to Birmingham with a group of two or more people? Then, you can also get a certain discount on the fare, thanks to the group purchase of train tickets. This is a very useful money saving technique. Please note that these group tickets are not available for all journeys, and if your journey proves valid and you select from the train ticket drop-down menu, these group tickets will automatically apply. All tickets must be purchased at one time, and all passengers must travel together on the day of departure.


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Popular Train Journeys to Birmingham

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!.

RouteTrain fares fromFastest routeTrains per dayTrain operators
Manchester to Birmingham£61h 20mAround 56Transport for Wales
London to Birmingham£51h 21mAround 161West Midlands Trains
Smethwick to Birmingham£2.46mAround 252Transport for Wales
Bristol to Birmingham£101h 9mAround 46Great Western Railway
Worcester to Birmingham£9.241mAround 82West Midlands Trains
Dudley to Birmingham£2.58mAround 148West Midlands Trains
Cardiff to Birmingham£20.62h 2mAround 63Transport for Wales

Places to visit in Birmingham

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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Trains to Birmingham FAQs

Q: Which train companies run trains to Birmingham?

A: There are a number of trains companies in the UK that operate trains to Birmingham, including Transport for Wales, West Midlands Trains, Great Western Railway.

Q: How can I get cheap train tickets to Birmingham?

A: It’s easy to grab yourself cheap train tickets to Birmingham. You can get the cheapest train tickets to Birmingham by splitting your ticket with us.

Q: Are trains running to Birmingham?

A: Trains run frequently almost every day to Birmingham, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Birmingham.

Q: What is Split Ticketing?

A: Splitting train tickets means dividing your train journey into two or more parts, each with a separate ticket, rather than just one ticket from the departure station to the destination. If you buy multiple tickets along the trip, you can save a lot of money than buying one ticket in some cases.

Q: How does split ticketing work?

A: For example, if you travel from London to Birmingham, you can buy two tickets - one to Birmingham to Morpeth and one from Morpeth to London Kings Cross - instead of one single ticket throughout the entire journey. What's more, you can take the same train for the whole journey without changing it. The train only needs to stop for a while at the split ticket station along the way. If you are asked to show the correct ticket, make sure you show the correct ticket part of the whole journey.