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Birmingham to Wolverhampton by train

It takes an average of 25m to travel from Birmingham to Wolverhampton by train, over a distance of around 12 miles (19 km). There are normally 156 trains per day travelling from Birmingham to Wolverhampton and tickets for this journey start from £4.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 16m
PriceFrom £4.20
Distance12 miles (19 km)
Frequency156 trains per day
First train04:30
Last train01:42
Departure stationBirmingham
Arrival stationWolverhampton
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

Birmingham to Wolverhampton train times

Check out the next trains departing from Birmingham to Wolverhampton for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:57 14:13 16m, direct
14:00 14:18 18m, direct
14:04 14:21 17m, direct
14:07 14:33 26m, direct
14:15 14:37 22m, direct
14:25 14:43 18m, direct
14:40 15:06 26m, direct
14:52 15:26 34m, direct
14:57 15:13 16m, direct
15:00 15:18 18m, direct

About the train journey from Birmingham to Wolverhampton

Want to travel from Birmingham to Wolverhampton by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton usually takes 34 minutes on average to travel 12 miles (19 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 16 minutes. You can expect to find 156 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Wolverhampton, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or Chiltern Railways, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Birmingham to Wolverhampton if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £4.20. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Birmingham to Wolverhampton? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton take?

The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Wolverhampton is 25 minutes, with around 156 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham and Wolverhampton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton is 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton cost?

Train ticket prices from Birmingham to Wolverhampton can start from as little as £4.20 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.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Wolverhampton without having to change trains. There are 156 direct trains from Birmingham to Wolverhampton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton leave?

The first train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton leave?

The last train from Birmingham to Wolverhampton leaves at 01:42. 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.

What's the distance between Birmingham and Wolverhampton by train?

Trains travelling from Birmingham to Wolverhampton cover a distance of around 12 miles (19 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham.

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Wolverhampton

Train tickets from Birmingham to Wolverhampton start at £4.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Wolverhampton is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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