Trains from Birmingham to London

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Fri 19 Jan

10:30 11:55
15 €
01:25 hrs

Sat 20 Jan

08:30 09:57
18 €
01:27 hrs

Sun 21 Jan

10:15 12:10
10 €
01:55 hrs

Mon 22 Jan

10:30 11:55
12 €
01:25 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

10:30 11:55
12 €
01:25 hrs

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Birmingham to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration1h 28m
Trains arrive inLondon
Trains depart fromBirmingham
Train Ticket Price 11.74 €
Distance163 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains
  • Chiltern Railways

What train companies travel from Birmingham to London

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Virgin Trains trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Virgin Trains trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Virgin trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Virgin trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Virgin Trains trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Chiltern Railways trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Chiltern Railways trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Chiltern Railways trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Chiltern Railways trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Chiltern Railways trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


Trains from Birmingham to London

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 weekend's 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 traveling 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.

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Birmingham to London Train Cost

Average prices for Trains from Birmingham to London when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€41

1 Day in Advance

€32

1 Week in Advance

€25

2 Weeks in Advance

€24

1 Month in Advance

€21

3 Months in Advance

€18

Birmingham to London Trains: General Information


While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute bus ticket from Birmingham to London, travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Birmingham to London trains are run by Virgin Trains.
  • autobus All Virgin trains are direct, depart from Birmingham's New Street and arrive at London's Euston train station.
  • autobus The Birmingham to London train journey takes as little as 1 hour and 22 minutes to arrive in London.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Birmingham to London train tickets 1-2 days in advance of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Birmingham to London trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 22% cheaper to book a Birmingham to London train one day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 39% cheaper to book a Birmingham to London train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, Birmingham to London train costs are 49% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about Birmingham New Street train station

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Everything you need to know about London Paddington train station

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Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

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Everything you need to know about London Bridge train station

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Everything you need to know about London Charing Cross train station

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Everything you need to know about London Victoria train station

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Everything you need to know about London Liverpool Street train station

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Everything you need to know about London Kings Cross train station

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