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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Travelling to Birmingham
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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.
Are there direct trains from Derby to Birmingham?
Yes, all the CrossCountry services travelling between Derby and Birmingham are direct.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Derby to Birmingham?
Sit back and relax on your CrossCountry train from Derby to Birmingham – all the comforts you would expect on one of our services are available. You’ll find an at-seat service of light refreshments, a choice of seating, lots of charge points and plenty of luggage storage. If you’re looking to take your comfort to the next level, why not consider upgrading to our First Class coach?
Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?
Birmingham New Street Station is accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. The entire station is step-free, and there are ramps for train access and assistance reaching platforms. There are also accessible ticket office counters in the main concourse.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street is conveniently located in the heart of the city, providing excellent access to everything Birmingham has to offer.
Does the station have family areas?
Families can make the most of the baby changing facilities at the station, as well as the many waiting rooms. If you prefer, there are also cafes and restaurants in the station or upstairs in Grand Central where you can wait without straying too far from the platform.
For further information about Birmingham New Street, check out our station guide.
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.
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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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