Trains from Durham to Birmingham

Durham to Birmingham train information

Durham Birmingham train map

Train duration 3h10m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Durham, England
Distance 159 Miles
Train operators TransPennine Express, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £122.90
Average train price £123.00

Which train company can I use?

The trains connecting Durham (North East England) to Birmingham (West Midlands England) are run by TransPennine Express, Cross Country. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

How much times does it take?

There are 159 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Durham to Birmingham is approximately 3h10m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Birmingham from Durham, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

How much does it costs?

Based on our data, the lowest fare to travel in the next month is £122.90. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Durham to Birmingham train tickets

from £122.90 MORE 3h10m

Durham - Birmingham prices calendar

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Durham - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Buying your train from Durham to Birmingham in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £51 when buying your seat 3 days in advance which is 48% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Durham to Birmingham trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Durham and Birmingham by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Birmingham to Durham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Durham
Birmingham
New Street
£122.90 16/06/2022 10:53 Cross Country 1 month ago
Durham
Birmingham
New Street
£122.90 16/06/2022 09:55 Cross Country 1 month ago
Durham
Birmingham
New Street
£122.90 16/06/2022 10:58 TransPennine Express 1 month ago
Durham
Birmingham
New Street
£122.90 16/06/2022 08:54 Cross Country 1 month ago
Durham
Birmingham
New Street
£122.90 16/06/2022 08:48 Cross Country 1 month ago
Durham
Birmingham
New Street
£122.90 16/06/2022 10:48 Cross Country 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Durham - Birmingham train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Durham Birmingham train ticket.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Durham to Birmingham? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

C = average fare for a Durham Birmingham ticket (i.e.: £122.90)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£122.90 = 0.72. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 1 trips from Durham to Birmingham (one way journey).

How much does a railcard cost?

The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a complete year.

(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
Durham to Birmingham train £122.90 £81.93 £40.97 0.72

(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