London to Birmingham
train journey information
- Train fares from£12.50
- Fastest route1h 21m
- Average journey time1h 50m
- Trains per dayAround 65
- Train operatorsAvanti West Coast, CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains
London to Birmingham
- 21:14London Euston23:30Birmingham New Street2h 16m, Direct
- 07:13London Euston09:19Birmingham New Street2h 6m, Direct
- 08:13London Euston10:18Birmingham New Street2h 5m, Direct
- 09:13London Euston11:18Birmingham New Street2h 5m, Direct
- 10:15London Euston12:18Birmingham New Street2h 3m, Direct
- How long does it take to travel from London to Birmingham by train?Average journey time1h 50mIt takes around 1 hour 50 minutes by train from London to Birmingham. Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
- How much does the train from London to Birmingham cost?Train fares from£12.50Train tickets from London to Birmingham cost as little as £12.50 if you book in advance, and the train fares are often higher when purchased on the day. Ticket prices also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.
- What is the fastest journey from London to Birmingham by train?Fastest route1h 21mThe fastest train will get you from London to Birmingham in 1 hour 21 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 5 hours 19 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
- What time does the last train from London to Birmingham leave?Last train17:43The last train from London to Birmingham departs at 17:43. Don’t miss it!
- When can I catch the first train from London to Birmingham?First train17:07The first train leaves London at 17:07. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
- How many trains a day are there from London to Birmingham?Trains per day65On an average weekday, around 65 trains travel from London to Birmingham. The first train departs London Euston some time after 17:07 with departures continuing at intervals, until 17:43.
London to Birmingham
Travel info from London to Birmingham
London to Birmingham train: There are lots of trains from London Euston to Birmingham city centre, a train journey which takes about 90 minutes, dropping you a short walk from Birmingham's business district and the key shopping areas. Round-trip train fares during off-peak hours start at £10. Check the train tickets now.
It’s very well-connected by train. Birmingham has three large railway stations, New Street station, Snow Hill station and Moor Street Station, as well as Birmingham International Airport station, just outside of the city centre. Book train tickets to Birmingham International Airport station.
Because there are so many different railway stations, and so many trains running to Birmingham, make sure you check which railway station you need before you book. When you’re at your departure station, double-check the information on the electronic displays, or check with a guard, to make sure you board the right train. On the platform you can also check you sit in the right carriage too, as first class and standard class are usually marked on the side of the trains.
You could get the long-distance coach from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Bus Station, but it does take about 3 hours.
Birmingham is the second-largest city in the UK and is a large, industrial city located in the middle of the country. Birmingham city centre has 60 km of rivers and canals, which were the main form of transportation during the industrial revolution. Now they’re mostly loved by locals and tourists alike for recreation, and they’re home to plenty of houseboats too. It is often said that Birmingham's rivers are longer than Venice, although Birmingham is a lot larger to begin with. Find trains to Birmingham.
As well as its thriving industrial past, and present, Birmingham has a long history of arts, culture and architecture. Some of the city’s most stunning buildings are the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Symphony Hall and many of the famous “Red brick” University buildings. As for modern architecture, there’s plenty to see too, with New Street Station, the Cube Building, the new library building and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Travel to Birmingham by train.