Travelling to Birmingham
First CrossCountry train - 06:20
Last CrossCountry train - 23:00
Travelling from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham
Birmingham is a popular city to visit for those from across the UK and beyond. Whatever brings you to this exciting modern city, there’s plenty to keep you occupied while you’re here. With Grand Central and the Bullring offering shopping close to the station, a variety of museums and galleries in the city, and Cadbury World a major draw just outside the city, there’s something for everyone.
Are there direct trains from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham?
Yes, all of our CrossCountry services from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham run direct.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham?
While travelling from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham, you can take advantage of the full range of amenities you would expect on any CrossCountry train. We have table seats, electricity points, and dedicated luggage storage. There is also a trolley service of light refreshments available onboard. For the next level of comfort onboard our trains, we recommend booking a First Class ticket.
Does Birmingham New Street Station have step-free access?
Birmingham New Street Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility requirements. Accessible ticket machines and ramps for train access are available, as well as step-free access to the whole station and help reaching your platform.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street station is conveniently located in the heart of the city.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has several large waiting rooms and baby changing facilities that are available to families. You can also use the First Class lounge if you have the appropriate ticket. Families might also choose to wait in one of the cafés or restaurants in the station.
For further information about Birmingham New Street Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Birmingham
Onward travel: Midland Metro, Taxis and Buses in Birmingham
The Midland Metro service connects Birmingham to other towns in the Midlands and is a great choice for those looking to travel quickly and efficiently in the area. Another excellent choice is the extensive bus network that spreads throughout the city and the surrounding areas. Alternatively, should you prefer to travel by cab, a taxi rank is available adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Birmingham
Birmingham offers a range of shopping experiences, perfect for every style and budget. For the best selection of high street favourites, check out one of Birmingham’s many shopping centres. Grand Central is in the same building as Birmingham New Street Station, and offers great choice, while the Bullring has even more household names and independents under one roof. If you’re looking for a bargain, why not head to the Bullring Market, which has been selling a selection of gifts, household products and produce for centuries?
If high-end designer items are what you crave, then The Mailbox houses some of the best labels around, as well as fine eateries. Selfridges Birmingham is also an excellent choice and is housed in one of the country’s most iconic buildings.
Culture in Birmingham
Birmingham also has something to offer everyone when it comes to culture. Take your family to Sea Life Birmingham, immerse yourself in history at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, or learn all about scientific discovery at Thinktank Birmingham. Explore the Chinese Quarter to find some of the best Dim Sum restaurants in the Midlands, as well as some of the best karaoke venues in the city. The Theatreland area of the city is a great choice to experience Birmingham’s culture – you can find the UK’s busiest theatre, amazing comedy clubs, and the country’s oldest working cinema.
Spending time in Birmingham?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Birmingham Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!