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Trains from Glasgow to Birmingham

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Ride in comfort from Glasgow to Birmingham when you travel with CrossCountry trains. Purchase Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes before the train departs.

With CrossCountry trains, you can travel all the way from Glasgow to Birmingham in as quick as 4 hours. This long but picturesque journey will whisk you from Scotland, through the Yorkshire countryside, and into the centre of England’s second largest city. Birmingham New Street Station is located at the heart of the city, meaning you can start exploring as soon as you arrive.

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CrossCountry Trains from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street

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Getting from Glasgow to Birmingham

Birmingham is a thriving city with lots to see and lots to do. Music, theatre, shopping, galleries – Birmingham is sure to spoil you with choice. The city is famous for being culturally diverse, which means an excellent choice of cuisines. The Balti Triangle is one of the best places in the UK for Indian food, and you must try the dumplings in Chinatown. There’s also Moroccan, Greek, Ethiopian and more – you won’t go hungry in Brum.

When you get to Birmingham

Onward travel: Buses & Taxis

Onwards travel from Birmingham New Street station is easy and convenient. The city’s bus network is fully integrated with train and tram travel across the region, so your journey will be seamless. The Arriva buses are one of the most popular and these will take you in and around Birmingham from the station. For those who want to travel directly to their next destination, a taxi rank can be found just outside the station.

Where to go shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham has a spectacular range of shopping destinations. Whether you’re looking to splash the cash at one of the city’s luxury outlets, shop your favourite high street brands, or find something unique at one of the independent local retailers, Birmingham’s got it all. The Mailbox is arguably the city’s most stylish retail option, offering a range of exclusive shopping outlets, restaurants and bars. For well-known high street names, Grand Central just above Birmingham New Street station and the Bullring both provide a wealth of options. Visit the Great Western Arcade for a great collection of independent retailers.

How to see the culture in Birmingham

With great diversity comes a city full of rich culture – Birmingham is a place that has to be fully explored. Home to a mix of artistic talent, you can find museums, art galleries, music venues and film festivals all in the city centre. The internationally-famed City of Birmingham Orchestra and Birmingham Royal Ballet have also made their home in the centre. For a fun family day out, visit the award-winning Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum or spoil your sweet tooth at Cadbury World chocolate factory. For some real history, both the Black Country Living Museum and Warwick Castle nearby are some of the more interactive museums, with costumed demonstrators creating an immersive experience.

Are you spending time in Birmingham?

Read our Birmingham Guide for everything you need to know about the city to plan the perfect trip.

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