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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Birmingham train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 6 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Find the best prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Birmingham

from £27.00 MORE 4h37m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham
from £11.00 MORE 9h21m
from £31.70 MORE 2h34m

Next train departures

When are the next trains to Birmingham?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
There are no more services available today.
Edinburgh Waverley
Birmingham New Street
4h58m Cross Country
Edinburgh Waverley
Birmingham New Street
5h00m Cross Country
Edinburgh Waverley
Birmingham New Street
5h02m Cross Country
Edinburgh Waverley
Birmingham New Street
5h20m Cross Country
Edinburgh Waverley
Birmingham New Street
4h00m Virgin Trains

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 5 trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham are running today and 5 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Birmingham train leaves at 12:08 while the last one departs at 18:52. The first and last departure times might change every day and there may be less services during weekends or public holidays. Train operators can also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£37.00 06/08/2017 18:51 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£37.00 20/08/2017 18:51 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
£50.00 28/07/2017 18:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
£50.00 06/08/2017 12:51 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£50.00 30/07/2017 18:51 Virgin Trains 23 hours ago
£50.00 20/08/2017 12:51 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
£50.00 29/07/2017 12:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
£58.00 30/07/2017 12:51 Virgin Trains 23 hours ago
£66.00 20/08/2017 14:08 Cross Country 3 days ago
£66.00 28/07/2017 18:05 Cross Country 2 days ago

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

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Edinburgh - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

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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.

Things to do in Birmingham

We have created for you a list of 6 places that you can do in Birmingham.

  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  • Aston Hall
  • Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
  • The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Sarehole Mill
  • The Pen Room

If you're travelling to Birmingham for the first time and you are not sure of the things that you can visit during your stay, we're here to help. Your itinerary will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili provides you with the interesting places in Birmingham.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is probably among the main tourist places for visitors. You can also go to see The Barber Institute of Fine Arts or Aston Hall which are most of the time suggested by the people who have already explored the city.

Another noteworthy location that you may want to discover is Sarehole Mill if you wish to know more about this destination.

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum is also a touristic site that we will recommend you to visit if you have enough time during your stay.

At last, if you're still curious in discovering more about Birmingham, The Pen Room can be the last step of your stay. Even though people may not consider it as the most important place to visit, it will help you get a full view of the city and its character.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Birmingham ?

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:


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Transport operators from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Edinburgh Birmingham
Virgin Trains Edinburgh Birmingham

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.

Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

Gopili compares ticket prices for you every day from all operators to help you find cheap train tickets for your next trip. The best Cross Country price found was £53.

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 113 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham are available starting from £27.

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Birmingham train

Route Edinburgh to Birmingham

Edinburgh Birmingham train map

Train duration 4h36m
Arrival city Birmingham, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 246 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £27.00
Train operators for Edinburgh to Birmingham Cross Country, Virgin Trains
  • All trains connecting Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Birmingham (West Midlands England) are run by Cross Country, Virgin Trains. The services on board may change 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 trains from £27.00 to travel in the next month. Fares may vary depending on when you travel and how long in advance you book your ticket.

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.

And if you change?

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

Bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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.

Discount Edinburgh to Birmingham train tickets

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.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to break even after several trips. But is it really worth it when travelling from Edinburgh to Birmingham? Use your calculator, considering:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

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

    C = average fare for a Edinburgh Birmingham ticket (i.e.: £53.37)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. You can now divide that number by C. You will see the average 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/£53.37 = 1.65. 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 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 £53.37 £35.58 £17.79 1.65

(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