Ilford to Birmingham by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 23m
  • Distance
    169 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ilford to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Ilford to Birmingham take around 2 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 169 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ilford and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Ilford to Birmingham?

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

We usually find around 58 departures on the route from Ilford 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 68 departures.

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

The Ilford to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Ilford around 05:09 and the last train is around 22:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ilford around 06:09, and the last at 22:08.

When to book Ilford 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 Ilford to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ilford and Birmingham?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • TfL Rail
  • 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.