London to Birmingham by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from London to Birmingham by train
Fast trains from London to Birmingham take around 1 hour and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 162 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Birmingham.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Birmingham?
Direct trains from London to Birmingham have been found.
We usually find around 80 direct trains on the route from London to Birmingham every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 61 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Birmingham?
The London to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Birmingham train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:34 and the last train is around 23:30.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 05:34, and the last at 23:25.
What's the London to Birmingham train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Birmingham are $7.31.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $7 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $25. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London 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 London to Birmingham by train.
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Which train companies operate between London and Birmingham?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Birmingham, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- London Midland
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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