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London To Birmingham Trains

Due to COVID-19 there is a reduced timetable in place and the fastest route and trains per day information on this page may not be representative of the frequency of services available. Please refer to the live train times feature further down the page.

Trains to Birmingham Moor Street depart from London Marylebone every 30 minutes. The journey can take as little as 1 hr 39 minutes on a direct train. Fares start from just £6.40 for an advance single ticket.

Looking for the reverse journey? Find information on trains from Birmingham to London here

We have pulled together everything you could possibly need to know about this journey; including the cost of train tickets, information on the stations themselves and times you can travel.

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See live arrival and departures from London To Birmingham Trains train station. Here you’ll find platform numbers, live train times and route information for all services to and from London To Birmingham Trains.

London to Birmingham Journey Information

There may be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to check timings for specific trains. Download our train timetable here for further information on this journey.

  • How much is the train fare from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street?
    • Fares start from just £6.40 for an advance single.
  • How long does it take to get from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street?
    • Journey's take just 1 hr 39 mins on our fastest service.
  • How far is Birmingham from London by train?
    • The distance between the two cities is 101 miles (163 km).
  • How frequent are the trains from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street?
    • There is a service every 30 mins from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street. This includes weekends and bank holidays.
  • Where can I check the journey times for trains from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street?
    • For live train times, please click here
  • When is the first train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street?
    • The first direct train departs at 06:37.
  • When is the first train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street?
    • The last direct train departs at 23:07.

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London Marylebone

London Marylebone station is located between Paddington and Euston in Central London. It has quick and easy transport links to the rest of London. It has quick and easy transport links to the rest of London, with the Marylebone underground station being on the Bakerloo line. There are also plenty of buses stopping at the station. It also has public toilets, WiFi, cash points and plenty of places to enjoy something to eat or drink!

Marylebone is one of the more quiet London stations, which more nervous travellers may be happy to hear.

The ticket office is open 06:30-20:00 Monday-Saturday and 08:00-20:00 on Sundays.

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Birmingham Moor Street

Conveniently located in Birmingham city centre,  Birmingham Moor Street is one of the three main railway stations in the city. It is only a 5 minute walk from Birmingham New Street station. In addition to fast trains to London, this station also offers direct links to many towns and cities in the rest of the Midlands including, Birmingham to Kidderminster and Birmingham to Stourbridge.

Ticket office is open 06:00-20:00 Monday-Saturday and 08:00-20:00 on Sundays.
 

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Things to do in Birmingham


If you’re travelling into Birmingham Moor Street station, you’ll be right in the heart of all the action straight away. This station is just a 2 minute walk from the famous Bullring shopping centre, which is home to over 200 shops and restaurants. This includes Ted Baker, New Look, The White Company, John Lewis and Jo Malone to name just a few. 

If you’re not in the mood for shopping, Birmingham has no shortage of cultural treats for you to feast your eyes on. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for instance, is only 10 minutes away from the station on foot. This gallery actually has the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings in the world and the gallery is a stunning building too. Go take a look!

Also just a 10 minute walk away from the station is the Birmingham Hippodrome - one of the most buzzing theatres in the country. Their programme of events is always worth checking out.

As you can see, there are plenty of things to do and see in Birmingham, and the city is well connected with its bus and tram networks if you want to explore anywhere further afield.


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