Birmingham to Pontefract by train

  • First train
    05:57
  • Last train
    22:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 7m
  • Distance
    141 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 25m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Birmingham to Pontefract by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Pontefract take around 2 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 141 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Pontefract.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Pontefract?

Journeys between Birmingham and Pontefract usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Birmingham to Pontefract every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Pontefract?

The Birmingham to Pontefract train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Birmingham to Pontefract train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Pontefract is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 06:00 and the last train is around 23:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:57, and the last at 22:31.

When to book Birmingham to Pontefract 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 Pontefract by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Pontefract?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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

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