Please only travel if essential on Sunday 3 December, services are expected to be extremely busy due to industrial action and engineering work affecting other train operators - more information

We are aware of the ASLEF Union's plans for industrial action at CrossCountry on Thursday 7 December, and action short of a strike between Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December – more information

Trains from Newcastle to Birmingham

Running 12 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Your journey from Newcastle to Birmingham couldn’t be easier than with CrossCountry. You will be able to purchase Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.

Speed between Newcastle and Birmingham, passing through the delightful countryside of Yorkshire and skirting around the Peak District and through the rolling greenery of the Midlands. The journey takes between 2.5 and 3.5 hours, giving you plenty of time to kick back with a book, or complete some work along the way.

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CrossCountry Trains from Newcastle to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

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Travelling from Newcastle to Birmingham

With CrossCountry, you can arrive directly in the centre of Birmingham after leaving from the conveniently located Newcastle Central Station. Once in Birmingham, you will find yourself in the centre of the action, at Grand Central with all the shops and cafes it offers, located just upstairs. With so much to explore, the real question is where to start.

Are there direct trains from Newcastle to Birmingham?

Yes, when you travel with CrossCountry, you have the option to take a direct service from Newcastle to Birmingham.

What amenities are available onboard trains from Newcastle to Birmingham?

On the journey from Newcastle to Birmingham, you can make the most of all the comforts CrossCountry has to offer. Enjoy an at-seat service of hot and cold drinks, as well as light refreshments. Plus, with CrossCountry, you can expect charge points, a variety of seating choices and ample luggage storage. Alternatively, you could upgrade to First Class and all the extra amenities this provides.

Does Birmingham New Street Station have step-free access?

Birmingham New Street Station has step-free access throughout. Those with mobility needs also have access to ramps for train access, assistance reaching platforms and accessible ticket machines.

How far is the city centre?

Birmingham New Street Station is located right in the heart of the city, making it the perfect springboard for your adventures in Birmingham.

Does the station have family areas?

Families visiting Birmingham New Street Station have access to two spacious waiting rooms, as well as baby changing facilities. Those with a First Class ticket may also choose to use the First Class lounge.  

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, and Buses in Birmingham

Birmingham New Street is well connected to the whole city and the surrounding areas. Trams are a great option, as the Midland Metro Tram service stops regularly in the station. Local buses stop frequently at the station as well, making them an excellent choice for those planning on making an onwards journey. If you prefer, you can make use of the taxi rank adjacent to the station or book a taxi with a local cab company.

Shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham’s excellent shopping is a big draw for those who are in need of some retail therapy. Grand Central is under the same roof as the train station, whilst the Bullring, one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, is just across the road. There are also plentiful local and independent options, of which many are tucked away down arcades. For example, the Great Western Arcade boasts beautiful architecture and Piccadilly Arcade is known for its hand painted ceilings.

Culture in Birmingham

The cultural offering in Birmingham is second to none. Only here can you visit a variety of museums, galleries and landmarks in the city, or travel a short while out of the centre and find other cultural gems. If you have a sweet tooth, why not take the time to go to Cadbury World, where you can find out how your favourite treats are made? Alternatively, take an onwards train to Stratford-Upon-Avon and discover Shakespeare’s birthplace. At the end of a long day of exploring, treat yourself to a meal at one of Birmingham’s world-class eateries. Whether you would prefer to try a Michelin-starred restaurant, or pick up a curry in Birmingham’s famous Balti Triangle, there’s something for everyone.

Spending time in Birmingham?

Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Birmingham Guide can help you plan the perfect journey!

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