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Birmingham to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration1h 29m
Trains arrive inLondon
Trains depart fromBirmingham
Train Ticket Price 17.28 €
Distance163 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains
  • Chiltern Railways

Trains from Birmingham to London: Journey Details

Trains in the UK are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from Birmingham to London offer travelers a quick and important link between England’s two largest cities. Trains from Birmingham to London begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day into the late evening. During the weekdays, peak hours may be applied to journeys during morning commute hours, and on the weekends services may begin running later in the morning. The average journey time for most trains traveling from Birmingham to London varies from 1.5 to 2 hours. Passengers travelling on very late night services should be aware that lengthy change times may result in very lengthy journey times. Services from Birmingham to London are operated by Virgin Trains.

Return trains from London to Birmingham are also available.

London

Demographics

Local Time 11:45
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 7,500,000
Region Greater London
Languages English

How expensive is London?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in London costs 37.6% more than in Birmingham.

Shopping

Prices in London are on average 28.5% higher than in Birmingham.

Public Transport

Public transport in London costs around 19% more than in Birmingham.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in London is about 84.5% more expensive than in Birmingham.

Taking the Train from Birmingham

As the second largest city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham is a bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis. Trains departing from Birmingham to London will do so mainly from the main station within the city, New Street Station. Trains will also be available from some of Birmingham’s other busy stations including Birmingham Moor Street Station and Birmingham Snow Hill Station. The main station, Birmingham New Street Station is connected to local transport via buses, taxis, the Midland Metro tram and connecting trains. Major train providers serving this station include Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry, in addition to London Midland and Virgin Trains. All of the stations in which passengers can catch trains to London are centrally located, and generally within a 5-10-minute walk from each other. Transport connections from Birmingham Airport are also available to Birmingham New Street.

Getting into London by Train

As a centuries old global city, London offers an infinite amount of possibilities for business or visiting. Trains from Birmingham to London run regularly into London Euston Station, which is located in Central London. Euston Station is one of London’s many busy stations and offers further transport options via a choice of Transport for London connections. The station offers Underground stops on the Northern Line (both branches), the Victoria Line, and the London Overground. A large number of buses also serve the station including bus number 68 that provides services to London Waterloo Station, and bus number 91 that stops at King’s Cross and St Pancras International Stations as well as to Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross Station. Taxis also service the station, and are easy to hail once arrived there. A small number of journey options, both direct, or requiring a change, will also terminate at London Marylebone Station, located in the west of the Central London area. Marylebone has a stop on the London Underground Bakerloo Line as well as is served by a large number of buses, night buses, and taxis. The station is also located close to Paddington Station, which provides fast connections to First Great Western and Heathrow Airport services.

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