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Journey details

Best price 0.05 £
Journey duration 5 h 25 min
Connections per day 44
First departure 05:40
Last departure 23:37
Distance 395 km

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How much do train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham cost?

The prices for train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham will cost 0.05 £. The average train ticket price is approximately 83.42 £. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham

How long is the journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train?

The journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham covers a distance of 395. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 5 h 25 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 h. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Edinburgh to Birmingham faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Edinburgh to Birmingham leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Edinburgh to Birmingham, which usually leaves at 05:40. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 23:37. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

You will be able to leave Edinburgh by using stations such as Edinburgh [ EDB ], Edinburgh and Edinburgh Park. These connect you to stations including Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill in Birmingham. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Edinburgh or in Birmingham, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The exact number of journeys from Edinburgh to Birmingham can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 44 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail and Avanti West Coast. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 53 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Edinburgh to Birmingham. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Edinburgh to Birmingham varies, but in general, you can expect to find 12 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 32 journeys with one change or more.