Business man working on Chiltern Railways mainline train

What is Chiltern Railways Mainline ?

Chiltern's fast Mainline service between Birmingham and Oxford and London gets you to your destination with speed and in comfort. With free WiFi, spacious, laptop-friendly tables and power points at almost every seat, your travel time can be your most productive time.

On our silver trains we also provide Business Zone. From just £10 one way you can upgrade to a quieter environment with wider seats and large tables for working, plus free unlimited Wi-Fi.

How fast are Mainline trains?

Birmingham Moor St – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 45 minutes

Solihull – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 36 minutes

Warwick Parkway – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 24 minutes

Leamington Spa – London Marylebone, 1 hour and 18 minutes

Banbury – London Marylebone, 60 minutes

Where do Mainline trains stop?

Our fastest Mainline trains travel at peak times departing from Birmingham Moor Street, Solihull, Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa only, before travelling non-stop to London Marylebone.

Every hour, a Mainline train departs from Birmingham Moor Street, calling at Solihull, Dorridge, Warwick Parkway, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Bicester North, High Wycombe and London Marylebone

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

What is Business Zone?

Business Zone is available on selected Mainline services to provide the business passenger with all the convenience needed to make their journey both comfortable and productive.


  • Private environment
  • Larger table space
  • Wider ergonomic seats
  • More legroom
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi