Christchurch to Birmingham by train

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    23:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 6m
  • Distance
    194 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Christchurch to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Christchurch to Birmingham take around 3 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 194 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Christchurch and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Christchurch to Birmingham?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Christchurch to Birmingham every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

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

The Christchurch to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Christchurch around 05:23 and the last train is around 23:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Christchurch around 05:50, and the last at 23:14.

When to book Christchurch 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 Christchurch to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Christchurch and Birmingham?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.