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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Birmingham to London. Traveling by train from Birmingham to London usually takes around one hour and 51 minutes, but the fastest Avanti West Coast train can make the trip in one hour and 23 minutes.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Fastest train1h 23m
Lowest price$16.80
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceWest Midlands Railway
Train lines3

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

In the last month, $23.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham to London. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $19.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 4 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to London from Birmingham will be about $19.18 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to London?

There are 3 train lines with service from Birmingham to London. West Midlands Railway is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Avanti West Coast51h 28m$39.26
CrossCountry22h 11m$52.11
West Midlands Railway42h 10m$30.69
  • Avanti West Coast

    Avanti West Coast

    Avanti West Coast train tickets from Birmingham to London start from $20, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Avanti West Coast schedules to London. Avanti West Coast in Birmingham leaves from Birmingham New St . And in London trains arrive at Euston railway station (Stop B) .

    From Birmingham to London train travel on Avanti West Coast takes 1 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Avanti West Coast offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 23 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Avanti West Coast offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

  • CrossCountry

    CrossCountry

    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. The journey from Birmingham to London usually takes about 2 hours and 11 minutes on a CrossCountry train. There are 2 trips on this route every day, and 2 daily trips on weekends.

  • West Midlands Railway

    West Midlands Railway

    West Midlands Railway train tickets from Birmingham to London start from $9, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 West Midlands Railway schedules to London. West Midlands Railway in Birmingham leaves from Birmingham New St . And in London trains arrive at Euston railway station (Stop B) .

    From Birmingham to London train travel on West Midlands Railway takes 2 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, West Midlands Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 23 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, West Midlands Railway offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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 1 hour 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 23 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 departing from Birmingham to London tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Birmingham to London.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Birmingham.

City Information

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.

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Main departure station: Birmingham New St

There is one train station in Birmingham.

All train stations in Birmingham:

  • Birmingham New St

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: Euston railway station (Stop B)

London has one train station.

All train stations in London:

  • Euston railway station (Stop B)

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