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Travel from Banbury to Birmingham with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day, up to 15 minutes before departure.
Train journeys from Banbury to Birmingham take an average time of 50 minutes. The journey takes you through the heart of the Midlands as you pass by Leamington Spa and the quaint town of Warwick. Trains run this route during the week and over the weekend, and you can save money by booking Advance tickets.
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Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and a great place to visit if you are looking for a destination that offers a bit of everything. From its trendy shopping malls and vibrant nightlife, to its many museums and art galleries, Birmingham’s attractions offer something for everyone.
Yes, there are direct trains from Banbury to Birmingham on CrossCountry.
While travelling from Banbury to Birmingham, you can take advantage of the wide range of amenities found on CrossCountry trains. These include seats with tables, plug points and luggage storage. Passengers can also use the trolley service that provides light refreshments throughout the journey. For the next level of comfort onboard our trains, we recommend purchasing a First Class ticket.
Birmingham New Street is accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. The station offers step-free access and ramps for train access, as well as special assistance reaching platforms. There are also accessible ticket office counters available.
Birmingham New Street Station is in the heart of the city centre, providing easy access to the whole city and all its charms.
The station has waiting rooms and baby changing facilities available. You may also choose to make use of the First-Class lounge if you have purchased the appropriate ticket.
For further information about Birmingham Station, check out our station guide.
Onward travel from Birmingham New Street is convenient and easy thanks to the Midland Metro Tram service which connects the station with the city centre and surrounding suburbs. The bus services within the city will take you practically everywhere. There is also a taxi rank right outside the station for those who prefer to travel directly. You can also book a cab in advance through a local cab company.
The shopping scene in Birmingham has something for everyone, from modern high street stores to vintage clothing markets and designer department stores. If you’re looking for a gift or just feel like a browse, the world- famous Jewellery Quarter is the ideal place to visit. The Bullring and Grand Central Station are larger shopping malls that make a perfect day out with family and friends.
If you’re looking for a more unique shopping experience, visit one of the arcades, like the Victorian-era Western Arcade. For high fashion, head to The Mailbox shopping centre where you can shop the latest from major runways as well as local luxury designers.
Birmingham is the perfect destination for culture lovers. There is an abundance of art galleries and museums, such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery which is home to Renaissance masterpieces. Thinktank or Cadbury World are both a great day out for you and your family. If theatre interests you, see a contemporary play at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
There is also a good variety of restaurants in the city with options that include Italian, Greek, Asian, Jamaican and American food. Lots of bars, pubs and clubs make up Birmingham’s great nightlife scene – head to Broad Street or Southside to get in on the action.
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Birmingham Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!
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