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Find cheapest tickets to travel from London 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.
National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and 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 enable you to make great savings for your London Birmingham train ticket.
What are the benefits of a railcard?
If you want to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can estimate how many journeys you need to save money. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.
For your evaluation, you must include the cost of your railcard, for instance £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a London Birmingham ticket is £9.44 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £9.44: £88/£9.44 = 9.33. You will need to make on average 10 trips from Birmingham to London (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.
What is the cost of a railcard?
Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 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|
|London to Birmingham train||£9.44||£6.29||£3.14||9.35|
(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
Transport operators from London to Birmingham
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route London to Birmingham.
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from London to Birmingham:
Gopili compares ticket prices for you every day from all operators to help you find cheap train tickets for your next trip. The best Chiltern Railways price found was £6.
Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found London Midland tickets from £6 for your trip.
Virgin Trains, the rail travel company, runs between London and Birmingham from £8, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a London 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
Departure and arrival for your train travel
For your journey between London and Birmingham several railway stations of departure and arrival
exist. You can choose between the following train stations departure:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.
For your arrival, several train stations are available :Birmingham New Street train station, Birmingham Moor Street train station, Birmingham Snow Hill train station, Birmingham International train station.
Many trains run from London to Birmingham, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Travel information for your train journey
Route London to Birmingham
|Arrival city||Birmingham, England|
|Departure city||London, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £5.50|
|Train operators for London to Birmingham||Chiltern Railways, London Midland, Virgin Trains|
The trains from London (London England) to Birmingham (West Midlands England) are run by Chiltern Railways, London Midland, Virgin Trains. The services on board will change depending on the train operator.
Travelling by train is a quick and easy way to travel to Birmingham from London. The average travel time from London to Birmingham is 1h51m to cover the 101 miles.
The cheapest fare we've found for the next month is £5.50 one way.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London 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 London to Birmingham train ticket is just few clicks away!
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Best price found for London to Birmingham train ticket for the next 30 days.
Main train ticket types in United Kingdom
There are three principal train tickets types in England, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types gives different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Take a look at the different types of train ticket from London to Birmingham below:
If you want to purchase the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are convenient for you. These tickets are available 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest reductions. The earlier you buy, the cheaper the train prices are! But you can't annul your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.
Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel times. Thanks to these tickets you make your journey at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a fully flexible Anytime ticket. You can be refunded if you decide not to travel.
Anytime tickets is perfect for you, if you want a fully flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the greatest flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not advised if you want the cheapest type of ticket London to Birmingham.
Season tickets are convenient for you if you make the same route more than three or four times a week. In this instance, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.
Here's how to find cheap train tickets London to Birmingham. By following these few tricks, you can most of the time find cheap train tickets for your journey.
When should I book my ticket?
Booking your ticket early rather than leaving it until the last minute will enable you to get a lower fare. Advance tickets tend to go on sale 3 months prior the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by booking your ticket 3 months in advance. We suggest you to purchase your ticket as soon as possible.
When is the cheapest time of the day to travel?
You will often see that, the cheapest time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you will spend less on your train ticket London to Birmingham.
2 single tickets vs 1 return: which is cheaper?
If you already know at what time you wish to come back, you should have a look at the price of two singles as they may work out cheaper than a return. The only condition is to get the exact train you bought.
How does split ticketing work?
Split-ticketing for your journey to Birmingham is another way to reduce the cost. It is completely legitimate to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different sections of your journey, the only condition is that the train you're using calls at the stations you bought tickets for.
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The graph above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how many time in advance the ticket is booked. Buying your train from London to Birmingham in advance can enable you to save money for your trip.
Tickets are available from £6 when booking your train 1 month in advance which is 52% cheaper than the cheapest ticket we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
You are able to purchase your London to Birmingham train ticket in three different ways:
How can I book a train ticket online?
By booking your train tickets online, you can quickly compare train times and fares to save money. Most train operators and online ticket specialists give the ability to book on their website. Once your ticket is purchased, you will get a confirmation email along with a collection number that you will keep with your card to have your ticket at the station before your departure.
Can I buy tickets over the phone?
If you would like a call with an agent that will help you book your ticket, you can do it with most train companies.
How can I book my ticket at the station?
If you prefer to buy your ticket at the station, you are able to do it either by yourself using the self-service ticket machine as well as with an advisor. Please note some rural stations might not provide all these services.
The best way to find cheap train tickets from London to Birmingham is to check online the prices from all rail companies. Gopili helps you to do so by comparing in one search the times and fares across all existing offers. In case you need to make a journey back to London afterwards, train tickets Birmingham to London are also available on gopili.