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Find cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Birmingham. Your Edinburgh to Birmingham train ticket is just few clicks away!
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Best price found for Edinburgh to Birmingham train ticket for the next 30 days.
Transport operators from Edinburgh to Birmingham
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Birmingham.
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The table above is based on the best prices found in the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Getting your train from Edinburgh to Birmingham in advance should enable you to pay less for your trip.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £16 when buying your seat 2 months in advance which is 75% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
Finding cheap train tickets can be challenging because travelling by train can be expensive. Thus we would like to give our tips in order to get cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Birmingham.
When is the best time to book my ticket?
The earlier you book the cheaper it will be. You may save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 3 months in advance. Why? Because train operators tend to release advance tickets up to 90 days prior the departure and it is usually at this time that you will have the cheapest price.
When is the best time to travel?
The most expensive times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Edinburgh to Birmingham. Train ticket prices tend to be more expensive during this period and hence you will pay less by travelling very early, mid day or late in the evening.
Is it cheaper to book two single tickets or a return?
If you already know at what time you want to come back, you should check the price of two single tickets as they are sometimes cheaper than a return. The only condition is to use the exact train you booked.
What are split tickets?
Sometimes, booking a ticket from Edinburgh to an intermediary city as well as an additional ticket from this station to Birmingham is cheaper than getting a single ticket for your entire journey. Splitting your ticket can help you make additional savings.
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to Birmingham train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
National Railcards can save you a lot if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Edinburgh Birmingham train ticket.
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.: £43.21)(1)
Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Now divide that number by C. The result is the approximate number of trips needed per year to start saving money.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£43.21 = 2.04. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing at least 3 trips from Edinburgh to Birmingham (one way journey).
(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||£43.21||£28.81||£14.40||2.04|
(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
Different train ticket types for your journey
There are several types of rail tickets Edinburgh to Birmingham offered by each company, enabling passengers to choose between flexibility and cost. Travellers can book tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each type of train ticket:
The Advance Tickets are tickets for single trips, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be purchased 12 weeks in advance, really they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Usually, the earlier you purchase them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. Nevertheless, you can change the hours and the date of the journey before departure.
The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less occupied trains. Offering an advantageous quality-price ratio, these tickets require passengers to travel off-peak. You can buy tickets at any time, in advance or just before the journey. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.
The Anytime Tickets are completely flexible: you can travel whenever you desire. Tickets can be booked in advance or directly before travel. There are no restrictions on when you want to go, nevertheless you will need to buy a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.
You can also book a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Normally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the UK.
The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
To travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Edinburgh Waverley train station. Birmingham city has several stations available for your arrival:Birmingham New Street train station, Birmingham Moor Street train station, Birmingham Snow Hill train station, Birmingham International train station.
Edinburgh Waverley train station
Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to Birmingham
|Arrival city||Birmingham, England|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £16.00|
|Train operators for Edinburgh to Birmingham||Virgin Trains|
Edinburgh to Birmingham train ticket can be purchased via different options:
Can I book my ticket online?
You can purchase tickets online using most rail companies' websites such as Eurostar, Northern Rail, South West Trains, Chiltern Railways. You may also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites such as Redspottedhanky or My Train Ticket.
Can I buy tickets over the phone?
Most rail operators as well as several rail ticket retailers will have phone numbers and you can make your purchase by phone.
Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?
Depending on the station, you are able to either purchase your train ticket at the ticket office or using a self-service ticket machine available at many stations. We advise you to check beforehand if the station provides these services and the opening hours.
By using our fast and simple search engine, you will be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major train operators. Gopili can help you get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham! Please note, train tickets Birmingham to Edinburgh are also available for your return train.
Virgin Trains, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 136 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham are available starting from £16.
Many trains run from Edinburgh to Birmingham, but there are also near stations served like for instance: