Birmingham Train Tickets

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Use the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner to check Birmingham train times, compare train fares and book your train tickets from Birmingham online.

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Birmingham Train Times, Fares and Tickets
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National Rail Train Tickets from Birmingham

Booking the cheapest available train ticket for travel to Birmingham by rail is quick and easy when you use the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner above.

All you need to do is enter your from and to station, select your travel dates, choose your preferred departure and arrival time and then click the 'Find Tickets' button.

Railsaver will search for and display the cheapest combinations of train fares, including any intermediate connections, to get you from Birmingham on the dates and for travel times that you have selected.

The Railsaver Birmingham cheap train ticket search and booking form above also shows which Birmingham train operator each fare is with, so you can choose who to travel with where there's a choice of operator.

For more information, including live Birmingham train times, ticket availability, arrival times and departures times or to just get Birmingham New Street train ticket fares simply enter your Birmingham rail journey details in the train fare quote box above.


Birmingham New Street Train Station

Birmingham New Street Train Station

Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the railway stations serving Birmingham, England and is a central hub of the British railway system for trains to and from Birmingham.

Birmingham New Street is a major destination for Virgin Trains services from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh via the West Coast Main Line and the national hub of the Cross Country network.

Birmingham New Street Railway Station is the gateway for long-distance trains serving destinations from Aberdeen to Penzance and connecting major cities such as Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Cambridge, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Leicester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Reading, Basingstoke, Southampton, Bournemouth, Sheffield, Stansted Airport and Stoke-on-Trent. It is also a major hub for local and suburban services within the West Midlands, including those on the Cross City Line between Lichfield and Redditch and the Chase Line to Walsall and Rugeley.

Birmingham New Street is the eighth busiest railway station in the UK and the busiest outside London, with 31.2 million passenger entries and exits between April 2011 and March 2012.It is also the busiest interchange station outside London, with over 5.1 million passengers changing trains at the station annually. Rail travel from Birmingham New Street is fast and convenient.

Birmingham Train Operators and Routes

The following train operating companies operate the National Rail services to and from Birmingham New Street railway station:

The Monday to Saturday off-peak service in trains per hour from Birmingham New Street is as follows:
Virgin Trains

3tph to London Euston via Coventry
1tph to Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Waverley (alternating each hour) via Preston


2tph to Manchester Piccadilly via Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent
2tph to Bristol Temple Meads, one of which continues to Plymouth and some as far as Penzance
2tph to Nottingham via Derby
2tph to Leicester, one of which continues to Stansted Airport
2tph to Reading via Oxford, some of which continue to Southampton Central or Bournemouth
1tph to Cardiff Central via Gloucester and Newport
1tph to Newcastle Central via Sheffield and Doncaster
1tph to Edinburgh Waverley via Leeds and Newcastle Central, continuing alternately to Glasgow Central or Aberdeen

London Midland

6tph southbound to Longbridge, two of which continue to Redditch
6tph northbound to Four Oaks, four of which extend to Lichfield City and two to Lichfield Trent Valley
5tph to Wolverhampton (2 of which continue to Liverpool and 1 to Shrewsbury
4tph to Walsall, one of which continues to Rugeley Trent Valley
3tph to Northampton, two of which continue to London Euston
2tph to Liverpool Lime Street via Crewe
1tph to Birmingham International
1tph to Hereford via Bromsgrove and Worcester Foregate Street
1tph to Shrewsbury

Arriva Trains Wales

1tph to Birmingham International
1tph to Shrewsbury, continuing alternately to Chester and Holyhead or Aberystwyth/Pwllheli


Other Birmingham Rail Stations


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  • Get organised - Advance Birmingham train tickets may be available up to 12 weeks ahead - book these cheap Birmingham train tickets early, as there's limited availability and you can't buy them on the day of travel
  • Traveling long distance - find great savings on Advance tickets for rail journeys from Birmingham
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