Travelling to Birmingham
First CrossCountry train - 10:08
Last CrossCountry train - 22:49
Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham
Arriving at Birmingham New Street Station means you are in the centre of the city, with Grand Central, and all the shops and cafes it offers, located just upstairs. Birmingham is a modern, thriving city, home to many attractions and activities. Whether you want to shop at the Bullring, party on Broad Street or immerse yourself in history at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, there’s something for everyone in Birmingham.
Are there direct trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham?
Yes, you can travel directly from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham with CrossCountry.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham?
At CrossCountry, we do our utmost to ensure your journey is a comfortable and enjoyable one. That means we offer a full range of amenities onboard all our trains. Seating options with seats, plug sockets for electricals and dedicated luggage storage space can be found on all of our trains. A trolley service offers our passengers a selection of drinks and light refreshments. For even more comfort, why not upgrade to a First Class ticket?
Does Birmingham New Street Station have step-free access?
At Birmingham New Street, you will find step-free access throughout the station. You can also make use of assistance reaching platforms, ramp access to trains, and accessible ticket machines in the main concourse. Accessible taxis are also available at the station, although you may wish to book in advance to minimise waiting time.
How far is the city centre?
Birmingham New Street Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easy to access all that Birmingham has to offer.
Does the station have family areas?
Birmingham New Street Station offers two large waiting areas, as well as baby changing facilities that are free for families to use. You can also wait in one of the many cafés and restaurants at the station. Those with a First Class ticket may choose to use our First Class lounge.
For further information about Birmingham New Street Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Birmingham
Onward travel: Taxis, Trams & Buses in Birmingham
Birmingham New Street Station is well-connected to the whole city and surrounding areas, making your onward journey an easy one. The Midland Metro Tram service stops regularly at the station and provides an easy connection to the city and surrounding areas. There is also an excellent bus service in Birmingham, with West Midlands buses servicing the city and Arriva connecting Birmingham to the whole of the Midlands. A taxi rank is available adjacent to the station if you prefer a more direct route.
Shopping in Birmingham
Birmingham provides fantastic shopping options, with an incredible range of high street favourites, independent shops, high-end boutiques and thrift stores. The Bullring is one of the largest shopping malls in the UK and offers an unparalleled choice of shops, cafés and restaurants. The Bullring Market has been around for centuries and sells everything from gifts and clothing to fresh produce and household goods. The famous Jewellery Quarter is the perfect place to pick up classic pieces or contemporary designs.
If you’re looking for a more unique shopping experience, visit the Victorian-era Western Arcade, a hub of thriving independent retail in the city. At the Mailbox shopping centre, you will find your designer brands, along with lots of restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat and enjoy the canal view.
Culture in Birmingham
England’s second largest city is defined by its swirling ring roads and streets lined with Victorian redbrick houses. Its vibrant culture sits waiting to be explored; heritage museums, mega arenas, first class shopping and a big entertainment scene make it a great place to visit. The sleepy canals occupied by drifting barges remind you of a busy industrial past, while cycle routes lead to beautiful countryside and green parks.
Enjoy a family day out at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Cadbury World or Sea Life Birmingham. Enjoy live performances at Birmingham Repertory Theatre or Symphony Hall. If you’re visiting with friends, why not check out the Brummies’ nightlife; with an abundance of bars, pubs and clubs, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.
Spending time in Birmingham?
If you want to spend a day, a long weekend or a week in Birmingham, check out our Guide to Birmingham so you can plan the perfect trip.