Sit back and relax as CrossCountry takes you from Sheffield to Birmingham, with Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
Travelling from Sheffield to Birmingham by train takes you through the heart of the country – through Chesterfield, Derby and Burton upon Trent. At the start of your journey, you may catch glimpses of the hilly reaches of the Peak District from your window. Once you reach the outskirts of Birmingham, you’ll see a change to the gentler rolling countryside of the Midlands.
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Travelling to Birmingham
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Last CrossCountry train - 22:01
Travelling from Sheffield to Birmingham
There are countless reasons to visit Birmingham. Whether you’re in town for the shopping, the museums, or the nightlife, there’s something for everyone here. Arriving into the heart of the city, trains take you directly to Birmingham New Street. It’s right below Grand Central, a shopping centre with all your high street favourites, and a stone’s throw from all of the city’s major attractions.
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Birmingham?
Yes, hop aboard a CrossCountry service and be whisked directly from Sheffield to Birmingham in just over an hour.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to Birmingham?
Our trains from Sheffield to Birmingham provide the high level of service you would expect from any CrossCountry train. Enjoy a wide range of seating options (including table seats), charge points, cycle and luggage storage, as well as an at-seat service of light refreshments. If you’re looking for the next level of train comfort, why not try booking a First Class ticket?
Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?
Birmingham New Street station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Step-free access is available throughout the station. If required, ramp access to trains and assistance reaching platforms are available. The station also has accessible ticket office counters.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street station is located in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from all major attractions.
Does the station have family areas?
Birmingham New Street station has three waiting rooms and fully equipped baby changing facilities for families to use. There is also a wide range of cafes and restaurants where families can wait.
For further information about Birmingham New Street, check out our station guide.
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Onward travel: Trams, Taxis and Buses in Birmingham
Birmingham New Street station is well connected for those wishing to make an onwards journey. Two tram routes connect at Birmingham New Street, linking the city to other cities in the Midlands. Many buses also stop at the station, providing a connection between most of the major sights of Birmingham, as well as surrounding areas. You will also have easy access to a taxi rank from the station, where wheelchair-accessible taxis are available.
Shopping in Birmingham
There’s no better place to shop than Birmingham. Take advantage of the wide range of options available, from the luxe to the affordable. The Jewellery Quarter offers the last word in bespoke necklaces, earrings, watches and more, with many shops specialising in diamonds and engagement rings. For more affordable pieces, all your high street favourites can be found in Grand Central above Birmingham New Street station or the Bullring.
Culture in Birmingham
Birmingham is an amazing place to spend a day, a weekend, or even a week. Lose yourself in the many districts that make up this vibrant and diverse city. Wander from Chinatown, where you will find the best Chinese cuisine in the city, to the Balti Triangle, where you can sample some of the best Indian curries. If you’re looking for a wild night out, there are plenty of options in the city centre, with classy cocktail favourites such as Nuvo and Island Bar. Symphony Hall and Birmingham Conservatoire offer regular classical concerts throughout the week.
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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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