The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Birmingham to London will cost around € 52 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 20.
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Of the 12 trains that leave Birmingham for London every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 163 km distance in an average of 1 h 52 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 23 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||100 miles (162 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||€25 (€25)|
|Train frequency||51 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 51 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways|
Trains from Birmingham to London cover the 100 miles (162 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 11 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as €20, but the average price of train tickets is €25. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in London Victoria.
For as little as €20 you can travel by train from Birmingham to London with Chiltern Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train between Birmingham and London: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.
Chiltern Railways tickets between Birmingham and London are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with Chiltern Railways between Birmingham and London all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Chiltern Railways train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 100 miles (162 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the Chiltern Railways train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Birmingham to London routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Chiltern Railways Birmingham to London train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to London with Chiltern Railways!
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With around three direct trains from Birmingham to London per hour to choose from, it's always easy to find a suitable departure time. In fact, there are hundreds of trains between the two cities each week and a typical journey normally takes about one hour and 30 minutes.
Most of the trains on the busy Birmingham to London route are operated by Virgin Trains. However, some of the days first and last trains are run by Chiltern Railways and some services are provided by, or in partnership with, CrossCountry Trains and East Midlands Trains.
Train passengers from Birmingham can expect to reach London in just under one hour and 30 minutes. Some services are slightly faster while others, such as the late night Chiltern Railways train to London Marylebone, take about two hours from start to finish.
There are almost 150 direct trains to London from Birmingham each week. About 35 trains per day set off at intervals of approximately 20 minutes. The first train of the day leaves at around 5:15 a.m. and the last at about 11:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Virgin Trains services from Birmingham to London normally depart from New Street Station. It is Birmingham's main station and easy to reach by bus or taxi. Access to trains from London is from the upper level, which is serviced by escalators and elevators. Some trains also leave from Birmingham Moor Street Station which is just a short walk from New Street and also well served by local buses.
Arrival train station:Trains to London from Birmingham mainly terminate at Euston Station. Euston is just a few minutes walk from King's Cross Station and from the Eurostar links at St Pancras International. Travelers can take the underground (Victoria and Northern lines) to their final destination or catch one of the many buses that stop by the station concourse. Services provided by carriers like Chiltern Railways might arrive at Marylebone Station or St Pancras Station. Both stations are close to bus stops and taxi stands.
When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street to London Victoria.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.
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