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Birmingham to London train

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Cheap train calendar from Birmingham to London

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Find the best prices for train tickets Birmingham to London

from £5.50 MORE 2h01m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Birmingham to London
Coach
from £2.00 MORE 3h01m
from £0.50 MORE 3h14m
from £5.00 MORE 2h58m
Ride sharing
from £14.50 MORE 3h05m
Flight
from £57.43 MORE 7h29m

Best price found for train ticket from Birmingham to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Birmingham to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Birmingham to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 31/01/2017 17:07 Chiltern Railways 5 days ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 02/02/2017 12:12 Chiltern Railways 1 day ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 07/02/2017 12:12 Chiltern Railways 3 days ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 01/02/2017 12:12 Chiltern Railways 1 day ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 24/01/2017 12:12 Chiltern Railways 1 day ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 02/02/2017 17:07 Chiltern Railways 5 days ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 07/02/2017 17:07 Chiltern Railways 3 days ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 28/01/2017 17:12 Chiltern Railways 6 days ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 09/02/2017 12:12 Chiltern Railways 4 days ago
Birmingham
London
£5.50 MORE 16/02/2017 12:12 Chiltern Railways 3 days ago

Best price found for Birmingham to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Travel information for your train journey

Route Birmingham to London

Train duration 2h01m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Birmingham, England
Distance 101 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £5.50
Train operators for Birmingham to London Chiltern Railways, London Midland, Virgin Trains

The route between Birmingham, located in England, specifically in the West Midlands England area and London located in England, specifically in the London England area is well served by trains. There are 101 miles between the two cities and the average train duration from Birmingham to London is 2h01m. Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to London from Birmingham, and it's also a greener option than driving or flying. The lowest ticket price we found for your journey is from £5.50 for the next 30 days. Many of the trains are run by these several operators Chiltern Railways, London Midland, Virgin Trains.

Book cheap train from Birmingham to London

Many possibilities exist to book your Birmingham to London train ticket:

  • Online: you can purchase tickets directly on train companies websites like for instance Virgin Trains, Eurostar, East Coast, South West Trains, First Great Western, ScotRail, Southern Railway, CrosscCountry … You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers websites like Thetrainline, Redspottedhanky, My Train Ticket, or also Raileasy.
  • Over the phone: major train companies, and train ticket retailers have phone numbers and you can make your booking over the phone.
  • At a station: you can either book your train ticket at the ticket office or using a self-service ticket machine available at many stations.
  • Our Advice: you should use our fast and simple search service that compares hundreds of trains tickets from all major train companies and train tickets retailers. Gopili can help you find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to London! For your information train tickets London to Birmingham are also available for your return trip on Gopili.

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three principal rail tickets types in United Kingdom, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types offers different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types exist such as Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Take a look at the different types of rail ticket from Birmingham to London below:

If you want to buy the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are best for you. These tickets are available 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you buy, the cheaper the train fares are! But you can't cancel your advance train ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on numerous trains outside of peak travel times. With these tickets you go at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the price of a entirely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be refunded if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is convenient for you, if you want a fully flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the best flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the lowest type of ticket Birmingham to London.

Season tickets are best for you if you make the same route more than three or four times a week. In this instance, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

How to find cheap train tickets Birmingham to London ?

If you're looking for cheap train tickets Birmingham to London, you've come to the right place. Here we give you some hints and tips for finding cheap train tickets.

  • To travel at the lowest fares you have to book your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 12 weeks before. So you must remember to book approximately three months in advance. Thanks to these tips you can make great savings of up to 80%.
  • To find cheap train tickets, you have to avoid the busy peak travel times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket Birmingham to London will be cheaper.
  • It's very common that two singles train tickets are cheaper than a return ticket, so always check the prices for your journey and pay less your journey.
  • Another way to make savings is to split up your journey to London. Instead of booking only one ticket for your journey you can split the journey into different stages, and book a ticket for each stage. Thanks to this you can achieve great savings.

Discount Birmingham to London train tickets

Looking for travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and reductions are available to pay less for your Birmingham London train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Most of these railcards are bought in order to receive better discounts. But is it really worth it for travelling from Birmingham to London? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30.00)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for an Birmingham London return ticket (i.e.: £7.85)(1)

First, divide A by B and multiply by 100: this will give you the budget from which the card will be amortized. Then divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips that you will do to cushion the railcard.

In our example, A x B = 30/34 x 100 = £88.00. Then, 88/7.85342 = 11.21. It takes at least 11.21 trips from Birmingham to London round trip (or 12-ways) for the purchase of the railcard to be worthwhile!

For your information, all railcards cost £30.00 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20.00. Railcards typically give you 34% off most adult fares, so you will save 1/3 on rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for return trip

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
Birmingham to London train £7.85 £5.24 £2.62 11.24

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

Transport operators from Birmingham to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Birmingham to London.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Chiltern Railways Birmingham London
London Midland Birmingham London
Virgin Trains Birmingham London

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Birmingham to London:

Bus from Birmingham to London

Flights from Birmingham to London