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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, TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £16.50
Average train price £71.00
  • The trains from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Birmingham (West Midlands England) are run by Virgin Trains, Cross Country, TransPennine Express. The services on board can vary depending on the train company.
  • On average, it takes normally 4h36m by train because of the 246 miles to get to Birmingham from Edinburgh. The train duration may vary depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • We found tickets from £16.50 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on when you travel as well as how far in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Birmingham train tickets

from £16.50 MORE 5h01m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 9h33m
Flight
from £34.99 MORE 9h59m

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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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£17

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£56

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£50

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£60

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Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how many time in advance the train is purchased. Buying your train from Edinburgh to Birmingham in advance can help you spend less for your train.

We found tickets available from £17 when purchasing your seat 2 months in advance which is 73% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking 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
£27.00 04/05/2018 18:52 Virgin Trains 25 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£46.30 04/05/2018 17:31 25 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£46.30 06/05/2018 17:30 29 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£55.30 06/05/2018 10:08 Cross Country 29 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£55.30 06/05/2018 12:08 Cross Country 29 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£55.30 06/05/2018 13:08 Cross Country 29 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£55.30 06/05/2018 17:08 Cross Country 29 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£55.30 06/05/2018 09:08 Cross Country 29 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£55.30 06/05/2018 12:08 Cross Country 29 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Birmingham
New Street
£55.30 06/05/2018 18:06 Cross Country 29 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 as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 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 trips. But is it really relevant when travelling from Edinburgh to Birmingham? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

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

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

    C = average cost for a Edinburgh Birmingham ticket (i.e.: £70.11)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. You can now divide that number by C. The result is the average number of trips needed per year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£70.11 = 1.26. Your railcard will be worthwile after on average 2 trips from Edinburgh to Birmingham (one way journey).

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for a year. The 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 £70.11 £46.74 £23.37 1.26

(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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