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Trains from Leicester to Birmingham

Running 33 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

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The journey from Leicester to Birmingham New Street takes approximately 55 minutes. The central location of the Birmingham New Street station makes it easy for visitors to explore the multitude of shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions in the city. Grand Central can be found just above the station, which is home to lots of shops and places to eat and drink. Birmingham attracts millions of visitors every year and arriving by train couldn’t be easier.

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CrossCountry Trains from Leicester to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

  • First CrossCountry train - 05:49
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:20

Travelling from Leicester to Birmingham

Birmingham is home to a plethora of things to see and do. Families and romancing couples will enjoy exploring the Botanical Garden, where you can walk around 15 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens before enjoying some refreshments in the on-site café. Cadbury World is another big hit with children, where they can find out how chocolate is made, enjoy the Cadabra ride and experience the 4D cinema. Meanwhile the many bars and restaurants are great for visitors searching for entertainment.

After your arrival in Birmingham

Onward travel: Birmingham buses

When you reach Birmingham, you can take advantage of the numerous bus services to explore other parts of the city. The modern Arriva buses are fully integrated with the trams and trains that cross the area, making it quick and easy to get around.

Birmingham shopping

Birmingham is a Mecca for shopping enthusiasts. The Bullring is home to a wide choice of shops, including high street brands, while the station itself is also home to a good selection of shops that range from designer to large department stores.

Birmingham culture

Birmingham’s cultural side can be enjoyed during a visit to one of its many museums and art galleries. The Barclay Arena, the Birmingham Hippodrome and the O2 Academy are great for an evening of entertainment, while the National Sealife Centre is perfect for families. Football fans may want to catch a Birmingham City game at St Andrew’s and there are also some beautiful parks to explore, including the Winterbourne House and Gardens located close to the University of Birmingham.

Got time to spend in Birmingham?

If you want to enjoy a family day out, a long weekend with someone special or explore Birmingham in your own time, read our Birmingham Guide for everything you need to know about the city.

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