Trains to Birmingham depart from London Euston or Marylebone every ten minutes on average. The journey takes one and
a half to two hours, although some indirect routes do take longer. Trains terminate at either Snow Hill or New Street
station in Birmingham. Services are run by Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways and London Midland.
Virgin Trains offers frequent direct services between London and Birmingham. While on board, travellers can access the
internet through Virgin's wireless connection; this service is free for first class ticket holders and available for a
nominal fee to standard fare passengers.
Chiltern Railways offers quiet zones and provides catering services on most trips between Banbury and Birmingham Moor
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
How long does it take to travel from London to Birmingham by train?
The average journey time between London and Birmingham is 1 hour 43 minutes. The fastest journey time is 2 hours 1 minute. On an average weekday, there are 168 trains per day travelling from London to Birmingham. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from London to Birmingham?
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Birmingham without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Birmingham.
What time are the first and last train from London to Birmingham?
The first train from London to Birmingham departs at .
The last train from London to Birmingham departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.