Trains to Birmingham

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Birmingham is a cultural hub that buzzes with vibrant shopping districts, a calendar packed with sensational events, and some of the finest cuisine around.

Culture and heritage

Arts, culture, sport and history collide with dazzling results in Birmingham, a city of vibrant shopping districts and cosmopolitan nightlife, threaded with one of the most intricate canal networks in the world. Modern restaurants, bars and cafes entice visitors to Birmingham’s thriving Jewellery Quarter, where you’ll find the largest concentration of jewellery businesses in Europe.

Actors Adrian Lester and Martin Shaw, comedian Jasper Carrott and musicians Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Lynne, Toyah Willcox and Steve Winwood have proud Birmingham blood in their veins. They reflect the city’s diverse cultural scene which includes theatres, museums, galleries, concert venues and the majestic Symphony Hall, home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Attractions

If you’re looking for things to do and see in Birmingham by train, check out our essential guide to the best days out, exhibitions, music, nightlife, theatre, comedy and dance in the city. You’ll also find unmissable 2For1 offers across the region. Simply download the relevant voucher and present it with valid train tickets at your chosen attraction.

Food and drink

Birmingham goes toe to toe with London when it comes to places to eat. It’s the home of the Balti curry, and the city’s multicultural nature is showcased in a diverse range of tantalising eateries. You’ll find Michelin-star restaurants, microbreweries, and all the familiar family-friendly chains.

Sports and outdoors

Birmingham’s proud sporting heritage is alive and well with Aston Villa football club in the Premier League (take the 10-minute train journey from Birmingham New Street to Witton station for games at Villa Park) and Birmingham City in the Championship (Bordesley station operates solely on match days at St Andrew’s).

The 12,700-capacity Alexander Stadium, situated between Perry Barr and Hamstead stations, hosts major athletics meetings throughout the year; including the Diamond League series and the British Championships.

In 2022, the eyes of the world will be on the city when Birmingham hosts the 22nd Commonwealth Games, welcoming athletes and spectators from around the globe to a once-in-a-lifetime showcase of speed, strength and agility. On your marks, get set and go to Birmingham by train.

Music and nightlife

You can catch the biggest names in music, live comedy and more at Arena Birmingham and Resorts World Arena, while the majestic Symphony Hall is among the world’s finest concert halls.

Head into the city centre after hours for a taste of its buzzing nightlife. You’ll find a plethora of bars and clubs, together with live music venues.

Shopping

Retail therapy is a breeze. There are over 200 shops, cafes and restaurants located near Birmingham New Street Station in Grand Central, including the iconic Bull Ring. Alternatively, Resorts World Birmingham offers a one-stop shopping and entertainment destination within a 10-minute walk of Birmingham International train station.

Stations

Birmingham New Street (BHM)

Station Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 4QA

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Where do LNR trains to Birmingham arrive and depart?

LNR trains arrive and depart from Birmingham’s main train station, Birmingham New Street.

The station is situated right in the city centre and is just a short walk from major attractions such as the Library of Birmingham and Victoria Square.

Which train services run direct to Birmingham?

From the north, we operate one direct train an hour from Liverpool Lime Street station. Our fastest train takes just 1 hour 43 minutes, and the cheapest advance ticket is a purse-and-wallet-friendly £9.50 one-way.

From the south, we operate three direct trains an hour from London Euston with key calling points at Watford Junction, Milton Keynes Central, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry and Birmingham International. Our fastest train gets you to Birmingham in 1 hour 53 minutes, and the cheapest advance single ticket costs a mere £7.

When is the best time to travel to Birmingham by train?

Travel off-peak to enjoy a smoother journey on our less crowded train services.

If you know when you want to travel, be sure to book an advance ticket to take advantage of our cheapest fares.