Birmingham to Belfast by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    22:55
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 5m

Travelling from Birmingham to Belfast by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Belfast take around 10 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 356 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Belfast.

Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Belfast?

Journeys between Birmingham and Belfast usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Birmingham to Belfast every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Belfast?

The Birmingham to Belfast train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Birmingham to Belfast train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Belfast is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:30 and the last train is around 22:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:30, and the last at 22:55.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Birmingham to Belfast train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to Belfast by train.

Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Belfast?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to Belfast, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Cie
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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