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Edinburgh to Birmingham train information

Edinburgh Birmingham train map

Train duration 4h36m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 246 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £18.00
Average train price £73.00
  • All trains connecting Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Birmingham (West Midlands England) are run by Virgin Trains, Cross Country. The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.
  • On average, it takes normally 4h36m by train to cover the 246 miles to go to Birmingham from Edinburgh. The train duration can change depending if the train is direct or with changes.
  • We found trains from £18.00 to travel in the next 30 days. Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Birmingham train tickets

from £18.00 MORE 4h47m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 9h11m
Flight
from £29.62 MORE 9h45m

Edinburgh - Birmingham prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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National Express£27

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National Express£30

Loco2£64

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Birmingham

When are the next trains to Birmingham?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
07:00
Birmingham New Street
11:27
4h27m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
07:10
Birmingham New Street
12:06
4h56m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:09
Birmingham New Street
13:09
5h00m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:52
Birmingham New Street
13:05
4h13m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:52
Birmingham New Street
12:58
4h06m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:08
Birmingham New Street
17:06
4h58m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:52
Birmingham New Street
17:05
4h13m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:07
Birmingham New Street
18:07
5h00m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:07
Birmingham New Street
22:09
5h02m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:08
Birmingham New Street
23:26
5h18m Cross Country
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

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Edinburgh - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£17

60

30

£57

15

£41

7

£42

3

£51

1

£61

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Edinburgh to Birmingham in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £17 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 73% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Birmingham trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£29.50 16/09/2019 12:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£35.50 16/09/2019 18:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£35.50 16/09/2019 08:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£42.30 16/09/2019 08:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£42.65 16/09/2019 07:00 Cross Country 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£47.00 21/08/2019 08:52 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£49.45 16/09/2019 07:10 Cross Country 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£50.25 16/09/2019 22:13 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£51.90 21/08/2019 08:52 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£53.20 16/09/2019 17:00 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Birmingham train

Discount Edinburgh - Birmingham train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Edinburgh Birmingham train ticket.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Edinburgh to Birmingham? Check with your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average price for a Edinburgh Birmingham ticket (i.e.: £72.59)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£72.59 = 1.21. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Edinburgh to Birmingham (one way trip).

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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
Edinburgh to Birmingham train £72.59 £48.39 £24.20 1.22

(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

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