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About Birmingham

As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.

What train companies travel to Birmingham, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Birmingham is accessible by train from 5 other cities. You can choose from 64 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Birmingham on Wanderu. Avanti West Coast usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Birmingham are also available.

Train companies serving Birmingham

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Avanti West Coast92h 20m$47.52
West Midlands Railway32h 4m$30.23
Chiltern Railways22h 2m$32.61
Northern Rail22h 26m$50.56
ScotRail25h 25m$144.89
CrossCountry22h 5m$62.34
Great Western Railway12h 22m$60.62
TransPennine Express12h 14m$50.05
  • Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.

  • Chiltern Railways is a renowned rail company that provides efficient and comfortable train services between London and the West Midlands region of Britain. With an extensive network, Chiltern Railways connects multiple towns and cities across England, offering affordable ticket prices, especially for journeys from London to Birmingham. While the trains primarily have standard-class carriages, some peak-time services provide a 'business zone' for added comfort. On-board amenities include heating during winter, restrooms, power outlets at select seats, and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, ensuring passengers stay connected throughout their journey.

  • ScotRail is Scotland's main rail company, with destinations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. ScotRail trains now offer complimentary WiFi, as well as onboard restrooms and catering on both suburban commuter routes and intercity services.

  • CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food.

Frequently Asked Questions

$5.28 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Birmingham, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Birmingham. In the last month, trains from Watford to Birmingham had the lowest average price at $19.89.

The busiest train station in Birmingham is Birmingham New St. As Birmingham's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Moor St Station.

Birmingham is the most popular train destination in Birmingham. It also ranks number 10 in United Kingdom. Birmingham has the most train connections in the region. There are 57 train schedules arriving in Birmingham each day.
The population of Birmingham is 984333. Birmingham ranks number 1 in terms of population in Birmingham and number 3 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to Birmingham range from for a short trip to Birmingham, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Birmingham starts at , and a longer trip by train to Birmingham can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5.
Business travelers most frequently choose to travel by train to Birmingham, enjoying the convenience of quick boarding and centrally located stations.
The closest train station to the city center of Birmingham is Moor St Station, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Moor St Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Birmingham. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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