Birmingham is a thriving cosmopolitan city in the UK with deep connections across the nation via air, rail, coaches and roads. Britain’s one of the most modern and vibrant city, Birmingham’s position as a cultural and economic hotspot has been strengthened owing to its recent refurbishment. The city is quite popular for its museums mirroring historically rich heritage, entertainment to fall for, restaurants offering all the sumptuous cuisines and creatively distinctive art galleries.
|Duration||Depart from||Arrive in||Ticket price|
|1 Hr 51 Min||Nottingham||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£33.1|
|2 Hr 52 Min||Leeds||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£66.4|
|5 Hr 3 Min||Edinburgh||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£122.6|
|56 Min||Leicester||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£19.2|
|4 Hr 35 Min||Glasgow Central or Queen St||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£113.0|
|2 Hr 15 Min||London Kings Cross||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£52.0|
|1 Hr 33 Min||Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or Deansgate||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£43.9|
|3 Hr 42 Min||Sunderland||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£114.6|
|2 Hr 33 Min||Southampton Central||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£91.8|
|3 Hr 33 Min||Brighton||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£57.0|
|3 Hr 16 Min||Swansea||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£62.4|
|4 Hr 16 Min||Portsmouth & Southsea or Harbour||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£91.6|
|2 Hr 15 Min||Bristol Parkway||Birmingham New St, Moor St or Snow Hill||£58.9|
Trains to Birmingham
Located in Western Midlands, Birmingham is well connected to most of the UK via its extensive rail networks. London Midland is the main rail operator over there, offering regular services of trains to and from the city. Trains to Birmingham are also operated by Virgin Trains and CrossCountry, alongside other small operators, depending on the route. Birmingham New Street is the main train station for Birmingham city centre. Other stations include Birmingham Moor Street (It is the terminus for Chiltern Railways services), Snow Hill and Birmingham International stations. All of these rail terminals are easily accessible via local transport links of buses and trains. The first trains into Birmingham arrive at about 6:15 a.m. while the station sees the last trains at around 12:45 a.m.
You can avail cheap train tickets to Birmingham through all of these above mentioned operators and save a great deal of pounds for your holiday or weekend trip. The best time to avail ticket discounts is 6 weeks ahead of the departure of your train. If you can plan your Birmingham travel in advance, you can book your tickets (but be careful about terms and conditions before committing to buy in advance as they don’t allow last minute changes in travel plans) and grab the chance of saving ample amount of money.
Another way of availing Birmingham train tickets at lower costs can be possible if you are not in a hurry to reach your destination. Slower or Non-direct trains are cheaper as compared to direct connectivity trains. They, however, don’t compromise on services and comfort. So you can save great amount of money on your train travel and can explore the city even more luxuriously.
Train travel is the best way to move across the UK. The train operators facilitate world class on board services (like free wi-fi, refreshments, comfortable sleepers and passenger friendly attendants) while you enjoy the scenic beauty on the countryside as you are driven through. Train travel is not only comfortable for you and your family, but also is easy on budget and allows you to spend quality time with your loved ones. Needless to say, trains fall cheaper than air tickets and are faster than buses or coaches; so you tend to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Some of the popular train routes to Birmingham include:
You can book your train tickets to Birmingham online, or through over-the-counter agents or even through self-catering ticket vending machines installed at the stations.
|Southern||Operates in Banstead, Beckenham Junction, Epsom Downs, Epsom, Leatherhead, East Croydon, Mitcham Junction, Sutton, East Grinstead, Uckfield, Caterham, Tattenham Corner, Redhill, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Worthing, Bognor Regis, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Eastbourne and Ore.||UK||View More|
|London North Eastern Railway||Operates InterCity East Coast franchise on the East Coast Main Line between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland.||UK||View More|
|West Midlands Trains||Local and long distance services across central England.||UK||View More|
|First Great Western||Operates long-distance inter-city services along the Great Western Main Line to South West England and South Wales, as well as the Night Riviera sleeper service between London and Penzance.||UK||View More|
|Northern Rail||Operates in more than 500 stations in the North of England.||UK||View More|
|East Midlands Trains||Operates train services in the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire, chiefly in Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire.||UK||View More|
|First Scotrail||Operates train services in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness & the rest of Scotland.||UK||View More|
|Gatwick Express||Fast train between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria.||UK||View More|
|Transpennine Express||Runs regular express regional railway, and intercity services between the major cities of Northern England as well as Scotland.||UK||View More|
|Tyne And Wear Metro||View More|
|South Western Railway||Operates majority of commuter services from London Waterloo to South West London as well as most outer suburban/regional services in Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset.||UK||View More|
|Chiltern Railways Co.||Operates trains between London, Birmingham, High Wycombe and Aylesbury.||UK||View More|
|Thameslink||Connects London from Bedford to Brighton. Also connects London Luton and Gatwick Airports.||UK||View More|
|Grand Central Railway||Operates passenger rail services on the East Coast Main Line from Sunderland to London King's Cross.||UK||View More|
|Arriva Trains Wales||Operates in Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham General and Holyhead, as well as to certain stations in England such as Hereford, Shrewsbury, Chester, Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street.||UK||View More|
|Virgin Trains||Operates long-distance passenger services on the West Coast Main Line between London, West Midlands, North West England, North Wales and Scotland.||UK||View More|
|Crosscountry||Operates in many intercity and other long-distance trains in the UK.||UK||View More|
Buses to Birmingham
You can even opt for a cheaper mode of transport i.e. buses to Birmingham. England’s second largest city is readily reachable by bus services. Most major cities in the UK including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Cardiff, have direct buses to Birmingham. Major operators - National Express and Megabus – run regular buses to Birmingham on a daily basis.
The Birmingham Coach Station was formerly known as Digbeth Coach Station and is located on the main headquarters of the National Express network. It is just about 1 mile away from the New Street railway station. The bus terminus is very well connected to the city centre as well as the train stations via number of local bus routes, thus ensuring an interrupted journey for you.
Know More About The Place..
Birmingham has redeveloped itself over the last few years. The largest city in the West Midlands proudly owns the perfect blend of art galleries, world class accommodations, ‘out of this world’ shopping destinations and natural beauty landscapes. The city with eclectic culture is home to the largest canal networks in the UK; it has more canals than Amsterdam and Venice. The nightlife is hep, with the most upbeat Broad Street while Bullring is one of the most famous shopping centres in the country. The legendary Selfridges building symbolises the city's regeneration and is one of the main tourist attractions. The Birmingham NEC is a celebrated arena for the best of the events and acts that keep happening all year round. Their Cadbury world is something every kid on this planet would love to advocate; the place has been a feat for adults and children for more than two decades. Birmingham’s National Sealife Aquarium can keep you and your family occupied for whole day. The amazing showcase for ocean lovers has more than 60 displays and can be booked for tickets online.
So all-in-all, Birmingham travel is full packed, fun-filled family vacation or a weekend getaway.