Considering a trip to the capital and need more information on how to travel by train from Birmingham to London Euston? You’ve come to the right place!
On average, the train from Birmingham to London Euston takes around 1h 57m, but can take just 1h 21m on the fastest Avanti West Coast or West Midlands Railway services. With around 82 direct trains running on this popular route each day, you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to worry about changing along the way.
On this route, you’ll board a train at Birmingham New Street station. Whether you’re travelling with Avanti West Coast or West Midlands Railway, you’ll enjoy free WiFi and comfortable seating. If you like to travel in style, why not upgrade to First Class? With both operators, you’ll receive extra legroom and plug sockets.
Boasting fascinating museums, leafy parks and delicious restaurants, London is the perfect place to spend the day. Once you’ve arrived at London Euston station, you can start heading for the city’s major landmarks. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including a trip to Big Ben and Kensington Palace and Gardens.
If you’d like to save money on your train tickets, try travelling Off-Peak – tickets tend to be cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. Also, get yourself a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Birmingham and London Euston is 1 hour and 59 minutes, with around 85 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to London Euston is 1 hour and 21 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Birmingham to London Euston can start from as little as £7.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to London Euston without having to change trains. There are 85 direct trains from Birmingham to London Euston each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Birmingham to London Euston leaves at 04:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Birmingham to London Euston leaves at 23:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Birmingham to London Euston cover a distance of around 100 miles (161 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham to London Euston is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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I travelled on an Avanti West Coast service from Birmingham New Street to London Euston. Birmingham New Street is very well connected to other stations in the Midlands and beyond; if you’re travelling from the West Midlands to London, it’s very likely you will pass through New Street on the way!
I had an e-ticket so there was no need to queue up to buy my ticket, I simply noted what platform my train was leaving from on the big departures board in the centre of the station and headed for my train.
Boarding the train
I’d booked a window seat through Trainline, so I made my way to my carriage and found my seat. At busy times there is occasionally a queue at the entrance of the platform where station staff check tickets and railcards, but in my case, it was a smooth boarding process.
What’s on board?
I was sat in Standard Class, which suited me down to the ground. Seats are arranged in a 2+2 formation, with a mix of forward and backwards-facing seats (I always opt for forward!). The free onboard WiFi was serviceable – cutting out in places but otherwise reliable. Streaming services are blocked on the WiFi but Avanti West Coast does offer their own free onboard streaming portal, "Avanti Media". You’ll have to download the Avanti Media App to use it.
Truth be told, there are certainly more scenic journeys out there than Birmingham to London! However, it was certainly speedy, getting me to London Euston in just an hour and a half. Upon arrival, I made my way to the underground station (located next to Euston) and hopped on a tube back home!