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Birmingham to London Train Tickets

Birmingham to London Train Tickets

Make your way from Birmingham to London by train in comfort with Virgin Trains, London Midland or Chiltern Railways. Departing from either Birmingham New Street or Moor Street station, you’ll arrive in London in as little as 1 hour, 13 minutes’ time! Frequent departures are available daily, allowing you to travel from Birmingham to London by train when it suits you best.

In Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city, you’ll find quiet cafés overlooking winding canals and at the heart of the city, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. London is a limitless pool of possibilities for those visiting for pleasure or business. Notable attractions include the majestic Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey church.

Buy your convenient Birmingham to London ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you, to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain.

Journey details

Trains depart in 5- to 15-minute intervals from the New Street station and every 20 minutes on average from the Moor Street station, with approximately 123 total departures daily

Travel time
1 hour and 13 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Birmingham New Street or Moor Street station to London Euston or Marylebone station

Train features
Virgin, London Midland and Chiltern Railways passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h

Birmingham to London ticket fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation, the following fare options may be available:
  • Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.
  • Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.
  • Off-Peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Birmingham to London ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.
  • First Class
    First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy the complimentary at-seat food and drink service and a free morning newspaper.

Birmingham to London ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Train services and amenities

  • Quality, comfortable seats with large panoramic windows
  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Wi-Fi connection available on certain train lines
  • Power outlet access available on most trains
  • “Quiet Coaches” or “Entertainment Coaches” available on some trains
  • Non-smoking coaches

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Seat reservations
When booking your Birmingham to London ticket, the seat reservation is included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets may be booked up to 3 months before travel. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Receive your ticket collection reference number by email, which can be used to collect your train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain, good for travel from Birmingham to London by train.

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