Pontefract to Birmingham by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 10m
  • Distance
    141 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Pontefract to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Pontefract to Birmingham take around 2 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 141 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Pontefract and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Pontefract to Birmingham?

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Pontefract 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 24 departures.

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

The Pontefract to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Pontefract around 06:44 and the last train is around 23:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Pontefract around 07:01, and the last at 23:09.

When to book Pontefract 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 Pontefract to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Pontefract and Birmingham?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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.