Travelling to Birmingham
First CrossCountry train - 09:27
Last CrossCountry train - 23:04
Travelling from Stafford to Birmingham
There’s something for everyone in England’s second largest city. Birmingham is a city jam-packed with energy and excitement, and enough attractions to keep people of all ages entertained. Being in the heart of the city makes it extremely convenient and is a great location for a city break, a weekend away or a longer stay. Whether you’re in Brum for the shopping, the museums or the nightlife, you’re sure to have a wonderful time.
Are there direct trains from Stafford to Birmingham?
Yes, CrossCountry services run directly from Stafford to Birmingham in just over 30 minutes.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Stafford to Birmingham?
Travel comfortably from Stafford to Birmingham and enjoy our high quality services when you travel with CrossCountry. Enjoy a wide range of seating options with table seats, electric plug sockets, and an abundance of cycle and luggage storage. A trolley service of light refreshments will also be onboard. If you feel like treating yourself to even more comfort, why not upgrade to First Class?
Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?
Birmingham New Street is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. If required, ramp access to trains and assistance reaching platforms are available. Step-free access is on offer throughout the station and there are also accessible ticket office counters available to those who require them.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street Station is conveniently located in the middle of Birmingham.
Does the station have family areas?
Birmingham New Street Station has three waiting rooms and a fully equipped baby changing area for families to use. There is also a wide range of cafés and restaurants where families can grab a bite to eat. If you have purchased a First Class ticket, our First Class lounge is a great place to relax before your journey.
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
For those wishing to make an onward journey, Birmingham New Street Station is very well connected. A taxi rank sits outside the station, so you can go directly to where you need to be. Two tram routes connect at the station, linking the city to other cities in the Midlands. A great bus service provides a connection between most of the main attractions in Birmingham, as well as the surrounding areas.
Shopping in Birmingham
When you go shopping in Birmingham, big shopping centres like the Bullring, Grand Central and the Mailbox are great options. The world-famous Jewellery Quarter presents an impressive array of bespoke jewellery, with many shops specialising in diamonds and engagement rings. Even if you’re only window shopping, it’s fun to explore the area. The city is home to many markets including the open, indoor, wholesale and rag Bull Ring markets, which are perfect for anyone looking for a bargain.
Culture in Birmingham
Birmingham has a thriving culture and is wonderfully diverse. With an astonishing music heritage that any age will appreciate, Birmingham is a great place to experience the thrill of a live performance. From its large arenas to Symphony Hall and smaller, more intimate venues, Birmingham is a great destination for live music events. If museums are more your thing, spend some time exploring the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to marvel at some impressive artwork. For a true Brummie night out, there are a plethora of bars, pubs and clubs in the city centre that are sure to keep you occupied until the early hours.
Spending time in Birmingham?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or you are planning a longer stay, our Birmingham Guide can help you to plan the perfect trip.