London to Birmingham Train Tickets



One Way


Make your way from London to Birmingham by train in comfort with Virgin Trains, London Midland or Chiltern Railways. Departing from either Euston or Marylebone station, you’ll arrive in England’s canal capital in as little as 1 hour, 21 minutes’ time! Frequent departures are available daily, allowing you to travel from London to Birmingham by train when it suits you best.

The United Kingdom’s second-largest city, Birmingham features an extensive network of scenic canals to rival Venice! At the heart of Birmingham though, you’ll discover a wide variety of fun and engaging tourist attractions. History buffs will enjoy the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Aston Hall mansion and the Library of Birmingham (Europe’s largest public library). Candy lovers can indulge their sweet tooth at the decadent Cadbury World while shoppers can indulge in some leisurely spending in Birmingham’s great “Bullring” shopping district.

Purchase your convenient London to Birmingham ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and it will be emailed directly to you in just a short time. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email to collect your physical ticket from one of the many ticket collection machines at the train station before boarding.

Journey Details


On average, trains depart every 5 to 20 minutes from the Euston station and every 20 to 30 minutes from the Marylebone station, with a total of 117 non-stop departures on weekdays, 102 on Saturdays and 75 on Sundays

Travel time

1 hour and 21 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

London Euston or Marylebone and Birmingham New Street or Moor Street

Train features

Virgin, London Midland and Chiltern Railways passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/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
  • Quality, comfortable seats with large panoramic windows
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Wi-Fi connection available on certain train lines
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • “Quiet Coaches” or “Entertainment Coaches” available on some trains
  • Non-smoking coaches
Additional Details

Seat reservations

When booking your London to Birmingham e-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 for travel from London to Birmingham by train 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 actual train ticket from a self-service ticket dispensing machine in Britain.

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