Harlow to Birmingham by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    00:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 24m
  • Distance
    158 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    58
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 2m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Harlow to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Harlow to Birmingham take around 2 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 158 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Harlow and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Harlow to Birmingham?

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

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Harlow 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 73 departures.

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

The Harlow to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Harlow around 05:24 and the last train is around 00:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Harlow around 05:15, and the last at 00:34.

When to book Harlow 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 Harlow to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Harlow and Birmingham?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • 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.