Accrington to Birmingham by train

  • First train
    05:51
  • Last train
    23:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 21m
  • Distance
    145 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    45
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 33m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Accrington to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Accrington to Birmingham take around 2 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 145 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Accrington and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Accrington to Birmingham?

Journeys between Accrington and Birmingham usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Accrington to Birmingham every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 41 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Accrington to Birmingham?

The Accrington to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Accrington to Birmingham train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Accrington around 05:51 and the last train is around 23:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Accrington around 05:59, and the last at 00:15.

When to book Accrington to Birmingham train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Accrington to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Accrington and Birmingham?

More than one train company operates on the route from Accrington to Birmingham, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.