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Leeds to Birmingham Train Tickets



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Experience the heart of England by booking an exciting trip from Leeds to Birmingham by train! You’ll travel by CrossCountry high-speed rail services and enjoy a comfortable, relaxed journey less than 2 hours in length. All trains include onboard WiFi so you’re never out of touch, even in transit! Choose from 3 affordable ticket fares and 2 quality seating classes (Standard or First Class). Then sit back and take in the scenic view of the English countryside beyond your window. Next stop: the bustling city of Birmingham!

An ever-evolving city, Birmingham is right where you need to be when you want to sample English culture and history at its finest. Discover elegantly-crafted architectural creations, fun and interactive museums, plus a variety of charming eateries, pubs and cafés. If your timing is just right, you might catch one of Birmingham’s many lively annual festivals during your visit! Other attractions you won’t want to miss include Cadbury World, the National Sea Life Centre and the eclectic, art-inspired Digbeth district.

Purchase your CrossCountry ‘Ticket on Departure’ e-ticket right here. Soon after, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a ticket collection machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every hour, with an average of 28 departures each day (17 of them non-stop routes)

Travel time

1 hour and 52 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

Leeds and Birmingham New Street

Train features

CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Trains and TransPennine Express high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation for travel from Leeds to Liverpool by train, 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 peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, adjustable 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 plus free morning newspaper available on most train lines.
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
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Travel assistance for the disabled
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, a ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ includes a seat reservation. 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 for travel from Leeds to Birmingham by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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