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Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street by train

It takes an average of 1h 46m to travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street by train, over a distance of around 77 miles (124 km). There are normally 31 trains per day travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street and tickets for this journey start from £21.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 18m
PriceFrom £21.70
Distance77 miles (124 km)
Frequency31 trains per day
First train05:15
Last train22:10
Departure stationBristol Temple Meads
Arrival stationBirmingham New Street
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry

Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street for Tuesday 12th July 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
12:35 13:56 1h 21m, direct
13:00 14:25 1h 25m, direct
13:35 14:56 1h 21m, direct
14:00 15:26 1h 26m, direct
14:35 15:56 1h 21m, direct
15:00 16:26 1h 26m, direct
15:35 16:56 1h 21m, direct
16:00 17:23 1h 23m, direct
16:35 17:56 1h 21m, direct
16:40 18:45 2h 5m, 1 change

Travelling by train from Bristol to Birmingham in 1h 18m

Thinking about travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street by train? Start your journey here! 

On average, the journey time from Bristol to Birmingham by train takes 1h 45m, with around 52 trains travelling 77 miles (124 km) between these two destinations daily. Once you’re on board, you won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way as direct trains are available. On this route, CrossCountry services operate and the shortest journey time is 1h 18m on the fastest services. On CrossCountry trains, you can take advantage of free WiFi, a catering service and more.  

If you want to save money when booking your train, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. Also, if you get a Railcard, you can save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. To get the cheapest fares, use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices.  

Keen to book your train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street? Start your search with us today. If you’re looking for more information, keep reading for our timetable, where you can view first and last train times, as well as ticket options and tips on how to find cheap train tickets. 

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street? 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street take?

The average journey time by train between Bristol Temple Meads and Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 46 minutes, with around 31 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 Bristol Temple Meads and Birmingham New Street by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street cost?

Train ticket prices from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street can start from as little as £21.70 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street without having to change trains. There are 31 direct trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street leave?

The first train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street leave?

The last train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street leaves at 22:10. 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.

What's the distance between Bristol Temple Meads and Birmingham New Street by train?

Trains travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street cover a distance of around 77 miles (124 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads.

Cheap train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street

Train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street start at £21.70 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street 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

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

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