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Trains from Derby to Birmingham

Running 63 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

There’s no better way to travel from Derby to Birmingham than by train. CrossCountry customers can purchase Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.


The journey from Derby to Birmingham is a quick glide through central England. Our trains take you from Derby Station to Birmingham New Street in a little over half an hour, while you enjoy the countryside views, get on with some work or relax with a book. Once you arrive at the station, you can start enjoying the city straight away, with easy access to Grand Central and all the shopping and entertainment delights Birmingham offers.

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CrossCountry Trains from Derby to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:10
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:45

Travelling from Derby to Birmingham

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK – that should give you a sense of the wide range of things available to do in the city. Whether you want to go shopping, take in a show, listen to some live music, visit a museum or anything else your heart desires, you’ll be able to do it in Birmingham.

Onward travel: Trams, Taxis and Buses in Birmingham


The Midland Metro Tram service connects at Birmingham New Street, so it’s a convenient way to continue your journey to other cities in the Midlands. For those looking to stay in Birmingham, the excellent bus service in the city centre will take you almost everywhere. For those who prefer to travel directly, there’s a taxi rank available at the station.

Shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham is a hub for shoppers of all tastes. Whether you’re looking for the latest designer pieces, bespoke jewellery, vintage clothing, modern homeware or fresh seasonal ingredients, there’s something for everyone here. The bustling streets of the city centre offer boutiques, independent stores, and more. Department stores and shopping centres are scattered throughout the city. If you’re looking for hidden gems, hunting around in the world-famous Jewellery Quarter can unearth some truly unique pieces.

Culture in Birmingham


When it comes to food, the eatery scene in Birmingham is second to none. Discover everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to street dining here. Visit the famous Balti Triangle to sample some of the best curries in the country. For live performances, visit any of the city’s venues, ranging from the giant to the intimate. Families will enjoy the many museums in the city centre, as well as the ample parks and play spaces.

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 journey!

 

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