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Edinburgh to Birmingham by train

The journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train is 245.72 mi and takes 4 hrs 48 mins. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 01:40 and the last at 18:52. It is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train for as little as £41.98 or as much as £162.26. The best price for this journey is £41.98.

Lowest Price£41.98
Journey Duration4 hrs 48 mins
Connection per Day22
Lowest Price£41.98
Highest Price£162.26
First Departure01:40
Last Departure18:52
Distance245.72 mi
DepartureEdinburgh
ArrivalBirmingham
CarriersNorthern Rail, Avanti West CoastMore

Edinburgh to Birmingham Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

Traveling from Edinburgh to Birmingham with Virail

Planning to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

On average, a train ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham will cost you £119.84. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £41.98. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a train ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham will cost you £119.84. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train?

With a distance of 245.72 mi between Edinburgh and Birmingham, it will usually take 4 hrs 48 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 4 hrs 48 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Edinburgh and Birmingham by train usually takes 4 hrs 48 mins to cover a distance of 245.72 mi. The shortest journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham will take you 4 hrs 13 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Birmingham quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When traveling from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train, which stations can I use?

In Edinburgh, departure stations include Edinburgh - Princes Street,Edinburgh - Any hotel,Edinburgh-Haymarket. When you arrive in Birmingham, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Birmingham moor street,Birmingham, Coach Station,Five ways,Birmingham new street. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

On average, there are 22 daily departures from Edinburgh to Birmingham. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 17 departures from Edinburgh which travel directly to Birmingham. There are 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Edinburgh to Birmingham. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Edinburgh to Birmingham, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Birmingham by train

When travelling to Birmingham by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Caledonian Sleeper is a train service that operates overnight between London and Scotland. It offers a range of accommodation options, including private cabins with en-suite facilities, as well as shared berths for budget-conscious travelers. The train also features a lounge car and dining car, serving locally sourced food and drinks.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates intercity services on the "East Coast Main Line" between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland. It was formed in 2018 as a result of the UK government's decision to terminate the franchise of Virgin Trains East Coast. LNER is owned by the Department for Transport and managed by the operator of the East Coast Partnership, a joint venture between infrastructure company Network Rail and train operator FirstGroup. LNER operates a fleet of electric and diesel trains, including the Azuma, which is the fastest train in the UK.

Northern is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the north of England. Northern is owned by Northern Trains Ltd, a division of "DOHL," the public sector holding company for the Department of Transportation. It is owned by Arriva UK Trains and operates over 2,500 services every weekday, serving cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Newcastle.

Services on board Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast and London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Birmingham
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Edinburgh to Birmingham CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
27.68kg
Bus
29.66kg
Flight
79.09kg
Car
63.27kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Edinburgh and Birmingham are 27.68kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Edinburgh and Birmingham? By taking the train between Edinburgh and Birmingham you will save 51.41kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.98kg compared to a bus and 35.59kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
A train ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham is £119.84. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £41.98.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Edinburgh to Birmingham is £41.98. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Edinburgh and Birmingham by train?
Edinburgh to Birmingham is 245.72 mi.
How long does the train between Edinburgh and Birmingham take?
Edinburgh to Birmingham is on average 4 hrs 48 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 13 mins.
Which companies operate from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
The train journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
Edinburgh to Birmingham has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Edinburgh to Birmingham leave?
The earliest train from Edinburgh to Birmingham departs at 01:40. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Edinburgh to Birmingham depart?
The latest train from Edinburgh to Birmingham departs at 18:52. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £41.98 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
There are on average 17 direct connection(s) from Edinburgh to go to Birmingham.
What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh to Birmingham by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Edinburgh and Birmingham is 4 hrs 13 mins.
Is there a direct train from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
Yes, there is a direct train between Edinburgh and Birmingham.
What are the CO2 emissions for Edinburgh to Birmingham by train?
The train journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham creates 27.68kg of CO2 emissions.

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