Liverpool to Birmingham Train Tickets



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Visit the English city dubbed the “Venice of the North” by traveling from Liverpool to Birmingham by train! You’ll ride in comfort aboard a West Midlands Railway high-speed commuter and enjoy a selection of quality in-car services en route. Additional perks include ticket flexibility, frequent daily departures and efficient travel times between cities (as little as 98 minutes). Book your Standard or First Class ticket then prepare to bask in the beauty that is Birmingham!

Located in central England, Birmingham is a diverse city abundant in scenic canals, Victorian architecture, quaint cafés and cultural elegance. There are many must-see attractions on hand, so be sure to plan your visit well. Highlights include the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, National Sea Life Centre and historic Jewellery Quarter. Don’t forget to stop by the Cadbury World chocolate factory and indulge your sweet tooth!

Purchase your West Midlands Railway ‘Ticket on Departure’ right here. Shortly after, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Simply use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine. Now you’re set to travel from Liverpool to Birmingham by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


Trains depart every 30 minutes on average, with approximately 29 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

1 hour and 38 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street

Train features

West Midlands Railway high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 180km/h
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 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, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and a morning newspaper.
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
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Onboard entertainment service (TV shows, news, magazines, movies, etc.)
  • Power outlets (First Class only)
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket will include 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 Liverpool to Birmingham by train can be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
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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