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Trains from Cheltenham to Birmingham

Running 47 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

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Trains from Cheltenham to Birmingham take approximately 45 minutes. The relatively short journey offers great views from the windows as the train travels through small towns and pretty villages before arriving in England’s second biggest city, Birmingham.

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CrossCountry Trains from Cheltenham to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

  • First CrossCountry train - 07:10
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:58

Travelling from Cheltenham to Birmingham

Birmingham is bustling, and it’s a popular city to visit for a day trip, weekend away or city break in the UK. From interesting museums and art galleries, to modern shopping malls, edgy bars and tasty restaurants, Birmingham has a lot to offer its visitors. Don’t leave without taking a tour of Cadbury World to learn how chocolate is made and have some tasters!

Once you have arrived in Birmingham

Onward travel: Trams, Taxis and Buses in Birmingham

The Midland Metro Tram service connects at Birmingham New Street Station and travels to other towns in the Midlands area. For those staying in Birmingham, an extensive bus network services the city and its surrounding areas. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank available adjacent to the station should you prefer a more direct route.

Shopping in Birmingham

Whatever your style, whatever your budget, Birmingham’s shopping options will suit your needs. For your 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 all the household names. For even more choice, head to the Bullring Market, which has been selling a selection of gifts, household products and produce for centuries. The world-famous Jewellery Quarter is a great place if you want to buy jewellery.

If you’re looking for a more bespoke experience, visit one of the arcades, like the Victorian-era Western Arcade. For high fashion, head to The Mailbox shopping centre where you can shop the latest from major runways as well as local luxury designers.

Culture in Birmingham

From museums and galleries to a guaranteed good night out, Birmingham is a wonderful place to explore. Thinktank is perfect for families, with over 200 interactive and hands-on displays about science. Engage your artistic side at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, home to Renaissance masterpieces. If theatre interests you, see a contemporary play at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

A truly multi-cultural city, Birmingham has a thriving food scene. The Balti Triangle serves some of the best curries in the UK, whilst the Chinese Quarter serves Midland’s best Dim Sum. You will also find plenty of American, Greek, Italian, Jamaican and Ethiopian restaurants to choose from. Lots of bars, pubs and clubs make up Birmingham’s great nightlife scene – head to Broad Street or Southside to get in on the action.

Spending time in Birmingham?

Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Birmingham Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!

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