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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to London?

Lowest Price$11.99
Fastest Train1h 39m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to London 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 London?

In the last month, $37.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, BIR to London, LND. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 London?

The distance between Birmingham and London is approximately 101 miles, or 163 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 39 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 London are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 London?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to London for $5.10.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to London?

There are 5 train lines with service from Birmingham, Birmingham to London, London, City of. Avanti West Coast + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Avanti West Coast21h 56m$26.12
Avanti West Coast + Connections72h 27m$42.47
CrossCountry + Connections12h 12m$61.70
West Midlands Railway11h 39m$11.99
West Midlands Railway + Connections22h 26m$32.56

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

There is one train station in Birmingham:

  • New St Station

Where is the train station in London?

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Birmingham will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in London:

  • West Hampstead
  • London Euston
  • London Paddington

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