Considering a trip to the UK’s “Second City” and looking for more information on how to travel from London Euston to Birmingham New Street by train? You’ve come to the right place!
Usually, the train journey from London Euston to Birmingham New Street takes around 2 hours and 1 minute, but can take just 1 hour and 22 minutes on the fastest services. With around 82 direct trains travelling the 100 miles between these two cities, you don’t need to worry about changing along the journey.
On this route, you’ll hop on a train at London Euston station operated by Avanti West Coast. On board, you will enjoy a wide array of available amenities, such as free WiFi, power sockets and access to onboard entertainment. If you feel like treating yourself, why not upgrade to Avanti West Coast’s Standard Premium or First Class? With the latter, you’ll receive complimentary food and drink, more legroom and bigger seats. In less than an hour and a half, you’ll arrive at Birmingham New Street station, in the hub of the city.
Once you’ve exited the station, you can head for the city’s main landmarks. For inspiration, check out our guide to the best things to do in Birmingham, including a trip to the Bullring Shopping Centre, Cadbury’s World and further afield, Warwick Castle – a medieval fortress that will captivate the entire family.
If you’d like to save money on your train fare, Off-Peak trains run during quieter times on weekdays and weekends and tend to be cheaper. Also, if you travel by train more than a few times a year, get yourself a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a year.
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The average journey time by train between London Euston and Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 59 minutes, with around 84 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 London Euston to Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Euston to Birmingham New Street 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 London Euston to Birmingham New Street without having to change trains. There are 84 direct trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street leaves at 04:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street leaves at 23:30. 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 London Euston to Birmingham New Street 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 London Euston to Birmingham New Street 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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