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Birmingham to Chatham by train

  • First train
    05:50
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m
  • Distance
    206 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 19m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Birmingham to Chatham by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Chatham take around 2 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 206 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Chatham.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Chatham?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Birmingham to Chatham 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 38 departures.

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

The Birmingham to Chatham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chatham is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:29 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:50, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Birmingham to Chatham 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 Chatham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Chatham?

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

  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Chatham to Birmingham by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.