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Each fare is the lowest adult economy ticket fare found by our customers on Trainline. Fares booked further in advance than the dates displayed may be cheaper. Prices are updated daily, subject to change and indicative of price last update. Limited availability. Discount cards and coach journeys excluded, prices exclusive of booking fee.

Northampton to Birmingham New Street by train

It takes an average of 1h 7m to travel from Northampton to Birmingham New Street by train, over a distance of around 45 miles (73 km). There are normally 44 trains per day travelling from Northampton to Birmingham New Street and tickets for this journey start from £5.80 when you book in advance.

First train

04:10

Last train

23:12

Departure station

Northampton

Arrival station

Birmingham New Street

Journey time

From 51m

Distance

45 miles (73 km)

Frequency

44 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £5.80

Train operators

Avanti West Coast

Travelling by train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street

Looking to travel from Northampton to Birmingham New Street by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street usually takes around 1h 2m but can take just 50m on the fastest services, with around 86 trains running on this popular route every day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

You’ll be travelling on a West Midlands Railway service on your way to Birmingham, as they operate all trains on this route. During your journey, you can enjoy free WiFi, plug sockets, and access to their onboard entertainment platform called Loop.

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

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Northampton to Birmingham New Street with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Northampton and Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 7 minutes, with around 44 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 Northampton and Birmingham New Street by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street is 51 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Northampton to Birmingham New Street can start from as little as £5.80 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 Northampton to Birmingham New Street?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Northampton to Birmingham New Street without having to change trains. There are 44 direct trains from Northampton 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 Northampton to Birmingham New Street leave?

The first train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street leaves at 04:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street leaves at 23:12. 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 Northampton and Birmingham New Street by train?

Trains travelling from Northampton to Birmingham New Street cover a distance of around 45 miles (73 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 Northampton.

Cheap train tickets from Northampton to Birmingham New Street

Train tickets from Northampton to Birmingham New Street start at £5.80 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 Northampton 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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