By Train

West Midlands Railway Advice

Although the “Stay At Home” rule ended on Monday 29 March, the latest Government advice continues to be that people should minimise the number of journeys they make.

If you do need to travel, you should make every effort to avoid the busiest times and routes, such as weekday mornings before 10am. The West Midlands Railway 'How Busy Is My Train?' tool can help with this. You should also buy your tickets online in advance if you can and check your train times here.

In order to help you travel with confidence, WM Railway is running the longest trains it can and have stepped up its cleaning onboard and at stations, using the latest antiviral equipment and techniques. 

Remember, when travelling you should maintain social distancing whenever possible. We all need to play our part. By law you must wear a face covering when on trains or at stations – some exemptions apply. West Midlands Railway looks forward to welcoming you on board. Responsible travel starts here.

Read their helpful travel guidelines here

Birmingham International Station

Birmingham Airport is directly connected to over 100 towns and cities via Birmingham International Station and the 'Air-Rail Link' monorail system. The free Air-Rail Link takes two minutes to get to the station and operates between 03:30 and 00:30 hours daily. Outside of these hours, the airport terminal can be reached by taxi or by walking from the station.

Rail services operate regularly from Birmingham International to a range of destinations, by a number of operators, including:

Avanti West Coast Trains (Formerly known as Virgin Trains)

  • 3 trains per hour (tph) to London Euston
  • 2tph to Birmingham New Street
  • 1tph to Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street

*For more information about Avanti West Coast, please visit

West Midlands Railway / London Northwestern Railway

  • Up to 3tph to London Euston
  • Up to 3tph to Northampton
  • Up to 3tph to Milton Keynes
  • Up to 4tph to Birmingham New Street
  • Up to 3tph to Rugby

Cross Country   

  • 1tph to Manchester Piccadilly    
  • 1tph to Bournemouth    
  • 4tph to Birmingham New Street    
  • 1tph to London Euston via Northampton    
  • 1tph to Northampton    
  • 1tph to Coventry

Transport for Wales   

  • 1tph to Shrewsbury, of which:    
  • 1tp2h continues to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli after dividing at Machynlleth    
  • 1tp2h continues to Holyhead via Wrexham General and Chester


Or please visit National Rail website for general enquiries

Birmingham New Street is 10 minutes on a direct train, with seven services per hour from Birmingham International. Services to central London operate daily with three trains per hour serving London Euston with Avanti West Coast Trains and London Northwestern Railway. The journey takes approximately 70 minutes with Avanti West Coast Trains.

There is a direct route to London Marylebone from Birmingham Moor Street with Chiltern Railways. Birmingham Moor Street is a short walk from Birmingham New Street which can be accessed directly from Birmingham International Station.

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