Travel from Oxford to Birmingham in style with Cross Country, you can purchase Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The journey from Oxford to Birmingham takes you through the historic town of Royal Leamington Spa, as well as whisking you past countless picturesque villages as you speed through the English countryside. Our trains take you from Oxford Station to Birmingham New Street in just over an hour, stopping in the city centre, allowing you to alight from your train right into the action.
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Travelling to Birmingham
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Last CrossCountry train - 21:37
Travelling from Oxford to Birmingham
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Birmingham with CrossCountry. Take in the sights, shop until you drop, watch a game of footy, or enjoy the many music and theatre venues. You can enjoy the shops and restaurants of Grand Central right over the station, or venture further afield to find some hidden gems.
Are there direct trains from Oxford to Birmingham?
Yes, all CrossCountry services between Oxford Station and Birmingham New Street Station are direct.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Oxford to Birmingham?
As you would expect from CrossCountry, all our services have a high standard of comfort. You can take advantage of the at-seat service providing drinks and a selection of snacks, as well as plentiful seating choices, charge points and luggage storage. For an extra level of comfort, you can upgrade to a seat in our First Class coach.
Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?
The entirety of Birmingham New Street Station is accessible for those with a range of mobility restrictions. The entire station is step-free, and there are accessible ticket office counters available. You can also get ramps for train access and assistance reaching your platform if you need this.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street station is right in the heart of the city, making it the perfect starting point for those looking to explore.
Does the station have family areas?
Birmingham New Street station has baby changing facilities available for families, as well as a choice of waiting rooms. There are also a variety of cafes and restaurants in the station if you’re looking for somewhere comfortable to wait.
For further information about Birmingham New Street, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Birmingham
Onward travel: Trams, Taxis and Buses in Birmingham
There are a variety of onward travel options available to you when you reach Birmingham. Regular trams service the station, linking the city to other towns in the Midlands. There are also plentiful buses for those who wish to travel around the city. If you’d rather reach your destination by car, there is a taxi rank outside the station.
Shopping in Birmingham
You’ll be able to indulge your inner shopaholic in Birmingham. Browse your favourite stores at the shopping malls throughout the city. Hunt for bargains and unique pieces at Bull Ring Rag Market, with over 350 stalls offering everything from clothes to gifts. Whether you’re looking for something specific or you just want to window-shop, you’ll be able to do it here.
Culture in Birmingham
There’s enough available in Birmingham to satisfy even the most discerning of culture vultures. Whether theatre, live music or a thriving food scene gets your motor running, there’s something for you. There are many options for families, with a wide range of museums from Thinktank, an ultra-modern Science Museum, to Cadbury World, where you can indulge your sweet tooth. For those looking for a good night out, Birmingham boasts a staggering array of bars, pubs and clubs, catering to every taste imaginable.
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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