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Coventry to Birmingham New Street by train

It takes an average of 29m to travel from Coventry to Birmingham New Street by train, over a distance of around 17 miles (28 km). There are normally 113 trains per day travelling from Coventry to Birmingham New Street and tickets for this journey start from £5.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 20m
PriceFrom £5.10
Distance17 miles (28 km)
Frequency113 trains per day
First train04:45
Last train01:17
Departure stationCoventry
Arrival stationBirmingham New Street
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Avanti West Coast

Coventry to Birmingham New Street train times

Check out the next trains departing from Coventry 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
13:31 14:06 35m, direct
13:43 14:07 24m, direct
14:02 14:24 22m, direct
14:11 14:44 33m, direct
14:27 14:49 22m, direct
14:31 15:06 35m, direct
14:43 15:07 24m, direct
15:02 15:23 21m, direct
15:11 15:44 33m, direct
15:27 15:49 22m, direct

How to travel from Coventry to Birmingham by train in just 20 minutes

Planning to spend some time in the UK’s “Second City” and need more information about the train journey from Coventry to Birmingham New Street? Look no further! 

Usually, the journey from Coventry to Birmingham New Street by train takes around 30 minutes, but can take just 19 minutes on the fastest services. As there are around 103 direct trains running on this popular route each day, you can make yourself comfortable as you don’t need to make any changes along the way.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll board either a CrossCountry or Avanti West Coast service at Coventry station. With both operators, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as free WiFi and comfortable seating. In just 20 minutes, you’ll travel through the 17 miles between these two cities and arrive at Birmingham New Street station. 

Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Birmingham’s bustling city centre. From here, you can easily reach the city’s most famous landmarks. If you’re not sure where to go, take a look at our guide to the best things to do in Birmingham, including a trip to Cadbury World, the ThinkTank and the Bullring Shopping Centre. 

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, try booking an Off-Peak time – tickets are generally cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you’d like to save even more, get yourself a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. 

Eager to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Coventry to Birmingham New Street in our Journey Planner today. If you’d like more information first, keep reading for our timetable, FAQs and tips on how to find cheaper train fares.  

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Coventry 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 Coventry to Birmingham New Street take?

The average journey time by train between Coventry and Birmingham New Street is 29 minutes, with around 113 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 Coventry and Birmingham New Street by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Coventry to Birmingham New Street is 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Coventry to Birmingham New Street cost?

Train ticket prices from Coventry to Birmingham New Street can start from as little as £5.10 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 Coventry to Birmingham New Street?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Coventry to Birmingham New Street without having to change trains. There are 113 direct trains from Coventry 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 Coventry to Birmingham New Street leave?

The first train from Coventry to Birmingham New Street leaves at 04:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Coventry to Birmingham New Street leave?

The last train from Coventry to Birmingham New Street leaves at 01:17. 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 Coventry and Birmingham New Street by train?

Trains travelling from Coventry to Birmingham New Street cover a distance of around 17 miles (28 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 Coventry.

Cheap train tickets from Coventry to Birmingham New Street

Train tickets from Coventry to Birmingham New Street start at £5.10 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 Coventry 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

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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