Folkestone to Birmingham by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 55m
  • Distance
    262 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Folkestone to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Folkestone to Birmingham take around 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 262 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Folkestone and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Folkestone to Birmingham?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Folkestone 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 23 departures.

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

The Folkestone to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Folkestone around 04:41 and the last train is around 23:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Folkestone around 05:06, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Folkestone 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 Folkestone to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Folkestone and Birmingham?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • 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.