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Cambridge to Birmingham International by train

  • First train
    04:48
  • Last train
    23:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m
  • Distance
    130 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    61
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 29m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cambridge to Birmingham International by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Birmingham International take around 2 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 130 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Birmingham International.

1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Birmingham International?

Journeys between Cambridge and Birmingham International usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 60 departures on the route from Cambridge to Birmingham International 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 63 departures.

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

The Cambridge to Birmingham International train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham International is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 04:48 and the last train is around 23:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 04:53, and the last at 23:54.

When to book Cambridge to Birmingham International 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 Cambridge to Birmingham International by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Birmingham International?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Northern
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • 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.