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FAQ mainline

  • Where do Mainline trains stop?

    Our fastest Mainline trains travel at peak times depart from Birmingham Snow Hill, calling at Birmingham Moor Street, Solihull and Warwick Parkway only, before travelling non-stop to London Marylebone.

    Every hour, a Mainline train starts at Birmingham Snow Hill, calling at Moor St, Solihull, Warwick Parkway, Leamington Spa, Banbury and London Marylebone.

    Also every hour, an additional Mainline train departs from Birmingham Moor Street, calling at Solihull, Dorridge, Warwick Parkway, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Bicester North, High Wycombe and London Marylebone.

    Some peak Mainline trains also travel between Kidderminster/Stourbridge Junction and London Marylebone.

  • How fast are Mainline trains?

    Birmingham Moor St – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 34 minutes

    Solihull – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 25 minutes

    Warwick Parkway – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 12 minutes

    Leamington Spa – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 6 minutes

    Banbury – London Marylebone, 50 minutes

  • How much do Mainline tickets cost?

    To make life easier for our passengers, just three simple fares are available for all stations between Birmingham and Warwick Parkway for travel to/from London:
     

    Marylebone to Leamington Spa – 1 hr 10 mins
    Off peak return - £49
    Super off peak return – £29.50
    Anytime - £105
     
    Marylebone to Warwick Parkway – 1 hr 16 mins#
    Off peak return - £49
    Super off peak return – £29.50
    Anytime - £106
     
    Marylebone to Solihull – 1 hour 29 mins
    Off peak return - £49
    Super off peak return – £29.50
    Anytime - £108
     
    Marylebone to Birmingham Moor St – 1 hour 39 mins
    Off peak return - £49
    Super off peak return – £29.50
    Anytime - £109
  • What is the benefit of travelling into London Marylebone?

    London Marylebone station is in the heart of London, within a mile of both London Euston and London Paddington and within walking distance of Oxford Street.

    As well as its own station on the Bakerloo line, Marylebone Station is close to major bus routes, has its own taxi rank and is just a 5 minute walk from Baker Street. Served by the Jubilee, Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines, Baker Street provides quick links to the City and Canary Wharf.