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Trains from Exeter to Birmingham

Running 17 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Enjoy your journey from Exeter to Birmingham with CrossCountry. When you book with us, enjoy Advance tickets on any route up to 15 minutes before the departure time.

The journey from Exeter to Birmingham takes you up the west flank of the country, from the depths of Devon, through the beautiful landscapes of the west coast. Your journey will take you past beautiful towns cities and villages, including Taunton and Bristol. You’ll glimpse some of the most charming natural landscapes England has to offer, such as the Cotswolds and the Malvern and Mendip Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, before ending in the centre of bustling Birmingham.

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CrossCountry Trains from Exeter to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

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Travelling from Exeter to Birmingham

Travel straight into the heart of Birmingham with CrossCountry, ending your journey at Birmingham New Street Station. This is the perfect jumping-off point for all your explorations, as it’s well connected to the surrounding areas, as well as conveniently located for the city centre. Whether you want to shop in Grand Central, visit Cadbury World, explore the Jewellery or Chinese Quarters, or immerse yourself in history at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, there’s something for everyone in Birmingham.

Are there direct trains from Exeter to Birmingham?

Yes, you can travel directly from Exeter to Birmingham with CrossCountry.

What amenities are available onboard trains from Exeter to Birmingham?

Travel from Exeter to Birmingham in style with CrossCountry. On our trains, you can expect to find a range of seating options including tables, plug sockets as standard, and dedicated luggage storage space. If you’re looking for the next level of comfort, why not consider upgrading to a First Class ticket?  

Does Birmingham New Street Station have step-free access?

At Birmingham New Street, you will find step-free access throughout the station. You can also make use of assistance reaching platforms, ramp access to trains, and accessible ticket machines in the main concourse.  Accessible taxis are also available at the station, although you may wish to book in advance to minimise waiting time.

How far is the city centre?

Birmingham New Street Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easy to access all that Birmingham has to offer.

Does the station have family areas?

Birmingham New Street Station offers two large waiting areas, as well as baby changing facilities that are free for families to use. You can also wait in one of the many cafés and restaurants at the station. 

More questions?

For further information about Birmingham New Street Station, check out our station guide.

Once you have arrived in Birmingham

Onward travel: Taxis, Trams & Buses in Birmingham

Birmingham New Street station is well connected to the whole city and surrounding areas. You might decide to complete your onward travel by tram, which provides an easy and regular connection to the city and the wider area. There is also an excellent bus service in Birmingham, with West Midlands buses servicing the city, and Arriva connecting Birmingham to the whole of the Midlands. If you would rather travel directly to your final destination, a taxi rank is available adjacent to the station.   

Shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham is a shopaholic’s dream, with an incredible range of high street favourites, independent shops, high end boutiques, thrift stores and more. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find exactly what you need in Birmingham. The Bullring is one of the largest shopping malls in the UK and offers an unparalleled choice of shops, cafés and restaurants. Alternatively, Grand Central offers a more streamlined experience with plenty of perennial favourites as well as a couple of options you won’t find elsewhere.

If you’re looking for a more bespoke experience, visit one of the arcades, like the Victorian-era Western Arcade. If high fashion is your wheelhouse, you absolutely must visit The Mailbox shopping centre. Here, after a long day perusing the rails of Birmingham’s most exclusive designers, you can sit down and enjoy the canal view with a delicious meal or cheeky cocktail from the likes of Tom’s Kitchen, Gas Street Social, and Aluna.

Culture in Birmingham

Birmingham is known for its vibrant culture. Whether you’re interested in exploring history or the arts at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or indulging your sweet tooth at Cadbury World, something will tickle your fancy. If you’re visiting with family, enjoy a day at Sea Life Birmingham, or if you’re out with your mates, spend a night out making the most of Birmingham’s amazing nightlife. Whatever you decide to do, you’re in for a treat!

Spending time in Birmingham?

If you want to spend the day, a long weekend or a week or more in Birmingham, check out our Guide to Birmingham so you can plan the perfect trip.


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