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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Bedford to Birmingham by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The Prices for train tickets Bedford to Birmingham will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 3 days in advance, tickets should be available from £5 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £25 for your journey. Thus, you can save 80% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 3 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.
The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bedford and Birmingham by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Birmingham to Bedford and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The easiest way to pay less on your Bedford Birmingham train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
What are the benefits of a railcard?
To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to estimate the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.
For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Bedford Birmingham ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make on average 2 trips from Birmingham to Bedford (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Bedford to Birmingham train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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