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Trains from Leeds to Birmingham take approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. Birmingham New Street enjoys a central location, so after your train journey it’s quick and easy to get into all the action. With Grand Central located above the station, there are plenty of shops and restaurants just a few metres from the platforms in the station. The city attracts millions of visitors every year and the easiest way to get into the city is to catch a train.
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Travelling to Birmingham
First CrossCountry train - 05:43
Last CrossCountry train - 21:11
Getting from Leeds to Birmingham
Birmingham is home to a melting pot of cultures, which is why it appeals to a broad range of people. Whether you want to try a new dish from an Ethiopian restaurant, go shopping in the Bullring centre or explore Cadbury World with your little ones, Birmingham is home to all kinds of unique things to see and do.
Can I get a direct train from Leeds to Birmingham?
Some CrossCountry trains from Leeds to Birmingham are direct, while others will require you to change along the route.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Leeds to Birmingham?
All CrossCountry trains from Leeds to Birmingham provide passengers with a high level of care and include: hot and cold drinks and food from the catering carriages, a choice of seating options and dedicated areas where luggage can be stored. Many carriages also offer tables with electric points and if you want to treat yourself to additional comforts, then why not book a seat in one of our First Class carriages?
Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?
Yes, Birmingham New Street is entirely accessible to people with a range of mobility requirements.
Is the city centre far away?
The convenience of Birmingham New Street Station’s location is one of its many draws. Found in the heart of the city centre, visitors can find everything they need close by. Whether you want to go out for a nice meal, see a live show at one of the large arenas, explore the cultural landmarks or spend time in one of the museums - Birmingham has it all. The popular Grand Central is located just above the station where visitors will find shops and restaurants to suit a wide range of budgets and tastes.
Are there family areas at Birmingham New Street?
Families are well catered to in Birmingham New Street Station. There are baby changing facilities, plenty of toilets found throughout the station and three waiting rooms: the Blue Lounge (platforms 1a-5a), the Yellow Lounge (platforms 6a-12a), and the Red Lounge (platforms 1b-12b).
Do you have more questions?
Check out our station guide for everything you need to know about Birmingham New Street.
When you get to Birmingham
Onward travel: Buses & Taxis
There are a few options when it comes to onward travel from Birmingham New Street Station. The Arriva buses are one of the most popular and these modern buses will take you in and around Birmingham from the station. These services are integrated with the trams and trains in the area, making your onward travel simple to organise. Taxis are found just outside Stephenson Street and Victoria Square exit on Navigation Street and are a good option for those who want to go directly to their next destination.
Where to go shopping in Birmingham
Birmingham is a wonderful destination to explore if you love to shop. The shopping opportunities are endless and varied, from markets and designer outlets to boutique shops and high street department stores. The Bullring is perfect if you enjoy shopping in a large mall, while Grand Central is the ideal option if you want to start shopping as soon as you disembark from your train. The streets directly outside the station are also home to many high street names like New Look, Topshop and Primark, while the Jewellery Quarter sells handmade jewellery created while you wait.
How to see the culture in Birmingham
Birmingham’s culture can be enjoyed while you explore one of the many museums and art galleries. The Birmingham Hippodrome, The Barclaycard Arena and the O2 Academy are on offer if you want an evening of entertainment, while the National Sea Life Centre is great if you are visiting with your children. There is a plethora of beautiful parks to explore, such as the Winterbourne House and Gardens found close to the University of Birmingham.
Are you spending time in Birmingham?
Read our Birmingham Guide for everything you need to know about the city to help you to plan the perfect journey.
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