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Trains from Bristol to Birmingham

Running 29 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Our Advance tickets can be purchased on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes prior to departure.

Birmingham is a bustling city and New Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the UK. Trains from Bristol to Birmingham take approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes, and run frequently seven days a week. The station itself is home to a number of facilities and amenities, including shops and restaurants found upstairs in Grand Central. Millions of people visit Birmingham every year and the convenient location of the station makes train travel a popular way to arrive.

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CrossCountry Trains from Bristol to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

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Travelling from Bristol to Birmingham

The journey from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street offers passengers scenic views from the windows.

When you arrive in Birmingham, there is plenty to see and do and people choose to visit the city for anything from one day to a long weekend. There are a multitude of modern museums to explore with children including Thinktank, while Cadbury World is another big hit with visiting families. Adults may wish to see the natural sights of the city such as the Botanical Garden where over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens await.

Once you have arrived in Birmingham

Onward travel: Buses & Taxis

After catching a train from Bristol to Birmingham, there are a few choices when it comes to onward travel. Arriva bus services run alongside the trains and trams that operate in the area and a busy taxi rank can be found on Navigation Street for those who prefer to grab a cab.

Shopping in Birmingham

The shops in Birmingham are a huge tourist draw. The Bullring is one of the UK’s most famous shopping malls and here you can find everything from well-known high street brands to designer names. All-time favourites such as Debenhams and Primark can be explored just a short walk from the train station and there is also a plethora of markets such as the Rag Market that will appeal to anyone looking to get a bargain.

Culture in Birmingham

The city has a rich history and its cultural attractions will appeal to all types of visitors, whether you are visiting with children, in a group or with a partner. Next to the University you can explore the great outdoors at the Winterbourne House and Garden. The National Sealife Centre is great for families, while anyone looking to catch a live show should book tickets to the O2 Academy, the Birmingham Hippodrome or the Barclay Arena.

Going to Birmingham?

If you want to get a train from Bristol to Birmingham, check out our Birmingham Guide for everything you need to know about the city.

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