Salford to Birmingham by train

  • First train
    07:06
  • Last train
    23:26
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 44m
  • Distance
    114 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    52
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 41m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Salford to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Salford to Birmingham take around 1 hour and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 114 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Salford and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Salford to Birmingham?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Salford to Birmingham 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 70 departures.

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

The Salford to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Salford around 06:35 and the last train is around 23:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Salford around 05:52, and the last at 23:56.

When to book Salford to Birmingham 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 Salford to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Salford and Birmingham?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

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Child and youth passengers

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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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