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How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Bedford?

Lowest Price$9.79
Fastest Train1h 47m
Trains Per Day32
Train Lines3
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Birmingham-Bedford Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Bedford right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Bedford?

In the last month, $62.10 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, BIR to Bedford, BDF. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Bedford?

The distance between Birmingham and Bedford is approximately 65 miles, or 104 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 47 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Birmingham to Bedford are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Bedford?

There are 32 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bedford to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Bedford for $39.31.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Bedford?

There are 3 train lines with service from Birmingham, Birmingham to Bedford, Bedford. Virgin Trains + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 23 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry + Connections52h 15m$73.14
Virgin Trains + Connections232h 36m$68.79
West Midlands Railway42h 13m$9.79

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

There are two stations in Birmingham where you can board the train to Bedford:

  • New St Station
  • Birmingham International Rail Station

Where is the train station in Bedford?

Bedford receives travelers from Birmingham at its two active train stations:

  • Ashburnham Road
  • Bedford St Johns

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