Make your journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham smooth and comfortable when you travel with CrossCountry. Enjoy Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The train from Edinburgh to Birmingham takes advantage of some of the most beautiful tracks on the CrossCountry network. The route skirts the Scottish coast, then heads into Newcastle, and past the Yorkshire Dales. From there, it goes through York and Leeds, before passing by the Peak District to finally arrive in Birmingham.
Buy tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham today
Travelling to Birmingham
First CrossCountry train - 06:06
Last CrossCountry train - 18:08
Travelling from Edinburgh to Birmingham
England’s second city has a lot to offer tourists and business travellers alike. Whether you’re here for a day, a weekend or longer, you’ll find so much to do. With a wide range of cultural activities, endless shopping and plentiful dining options, the city is sure to keep you entertained.
Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
Yes, direct trains are available on the CrossCountry network from Edinburgh to Birmingham. The journey takes roughly 5 hours.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
Travelling between Edinburgh to Birmingham with CrossCountry guarantees you a comfortable journey. Choose from a variety of seating options (including table seats), charge your devices in one of the many plug sockets, and utilise our luggage storage areas. A trolley service providing drinks and light refreshments is also available. For even more comfort, we recommend booking a ticket in one of our First Class carriages.
Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?
Whatever your mobility needs are, Birmingham New Street is accessible to you. The station has step-free access throughout, and further assistance reaching trains is available should you require it. Customers can also make use of accessible ticket machines and counters, as well as ramps to board and disembark trains.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street is located in the heart of the city, making it a convenient place to start your stay.
Does the station have family areas?
For families visiting Birmingham New Street, waiting rooms and baby changing facilities are available. Please ask station staff for further information.
Once you have arrived in Birmingham
Onward travel: Taxis, Trams and Buses in Birmingham
Birmingham New Street is within easy walking distance of many of the city’s attractions. However, for those travelling further, both taxis and busses are available at the station. There is a taxi rank on Navigation Street – simply take the Stephenson St/Victory Sq exit. Birmingham is also well connected by local busses and trams. Save money on your fares with Swift Pay As You Go – the new cashless way to travel.
Shopping in Birmingham
You really don’t have to travel far to find amazing shopping in Birmingham. Grand Central is located just above Birmingham New Street Station, and the Bullring is just around the corner. Both are home to an amazing array high street favourites. If you venture further afield, you’ll find loads of independent boutiques, local shops, and markets.
Culture in Birmingham
There is no shortage of culture in Birmingham, with museums and galleries dotted around the city. You’ll also find an exciting choice of live music, theatre and film venues, each offering an eclectic program with local talent as well as nationally and internationally acclaimed performances. Afterwards, why not head for dinner or drinks in one of Birmingham’s many pubs, restaurants or bars?
Are you spending time in Birmingham?
However long you’re planning to stay in Birmingham, our handy Guide to Birmingham will help you to plan a great journey.
The Best Sunday Lunches in Birmingham
Explore CrossCountry’s pick of the best Sunday roasts in Birmingham.
Find Out More
Best Comedy Clubs Birmingham
Get ready to laugh out loud!
Find Out More
Best Date Ideas in Birmingham
Impress your date with these unique date ideas.
Find Out More