Popular Train Routes to Birmingham

London Euston to Birmingham New Street - 1h 21 mins

Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street - 1h 28mins

Coventry to Birmingham New Street - 21 mins

Edinburgh (Waverley) to Birmingham New Street - 4h 57 mins

Travelling to Birmingham by Train

Birmingham is really, really big: get the train to Birmingham and you'll land in the UK's second largest city, home to an incredibly influential art, music and literary scene as well as the biggest Christmas market outside of Germany. Birmingham's train stations, like Birmingham New Street are all fairly central, putting you right in the middle of the city's shopping district for a good old spot of retail therapy.

Which London train stations go to Birmingham?

London Euston station runs trains to both major Birmingham train stations: New Street and International, and it'll take you between an hour and an hour and a half to journey there. If you need to know the exact times (and remember it's faster to travel to New Street) then please do check out our London Euston to Birmingham International page and Euston to New Street page for up to date train times. Travelling from London to Birmingham is both a popular day trip for families and a regular commuter journey, so we run services right the way through the day. 

Shop, eat and explore

Eating out in Birmingham

Where to eat and drink

Renowned for its Michelin-starred restaurants - Birmingham boasts five! - the city has a lot to offer in the culinary stakes and a wide range of cuisines to satisfy every palate.

Food and drink
Culture spots in Birmingham

Attractions in Birmingham

Whether you're looking for a cultural fix or the chance to nibble some Cadbury chocolate, Birmingham has plenty of fun attractions.

Nightlife Birmingham

Top nightlife spots in Birmingham

Birmingham's nightlife draws huge swathes of partygoers from all over the country, with a variety of music to suit all tastes.


Shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham is brimming with shopping malls and independent boutiques. There's plenty here to satisfy your shopping fix.

Family fun in Birmingham

Family fun in Birmingham

From green spaces to indoor activity centres, there's plenty to keep you and the family active and entertained in Birmingham.

Family fun
Curries in Birmingham

Insider Guide

Read a local's thoughts on the best Birmingham has to offer for shopping, dining, and where to relax and rewind.

Insider Guide