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Birmingham is a popular destination to visit in the UK and trains from Coventry to Birmingham run frequently, with an average journey time of approximately 30 minutes. The journey winds its way through nearby towns and villages, and you can also spot some of the famous landmarks along the way including the Genting Arena as you get closer to Birmingham. Grand Central is located just above Birmingham New Street Station, filled with numerous shops and places to grab something to eat and drink.
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Birmingham caters to all kinds of visitors. Those looking to delve into the city’s cultural side can explore the many museums and galleries such as Thinktank. While those searching for something to do in the great outdoors can head to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Cadbury World is a firm favourite with families and the Bullring is the perfect place to go if you fancy doing a spot of shopping.
Yes, CrossCountry trains from Coventry to Birmingham New Street are direct.
All of our train services from Coventry to Birmingham have the same standard of care that passengers can expect from CrossCountry. There is a choice of seating options, plus tables with electric sockets and spaces to store your bags. Alternatively, you can spoil yourself with a seat in the First Class carriages and enjoy all the extra comforts it offers.
Birmingham New Street Station is accessible to those with a wide range of mobility needs. There are also ramps for train access for those who require it and many taxis at the station are suitable for manual and electric wheelchair users.
Birmingham New Street Station boasts a convenient position in the city centre, just a stone’s throw from many of the major attractions, landmarks, shops, restaurants and venues.
Birmingham New Street is a family-friendly station with large waiting rooms, baby changing facilities and plenty of places to get a bite to eat or drink.
For further information about Birmingham New Street Station, check out our station guide.
Many visitors will use the tram services provided by Midland Metro to get around the city. The Arriva buses are also a popular option and are integrated with the trains and trams that operate in the area. Just outside the station on Navigation Street you will find a busy taxi rank and if you don’t want to wait for a cab, then there are plenty of local taxi companies that you can book in advance.
A shopper’s paradise, Birmingham is a wonderful destination to explore whatever type of shopping you enjoy. Whether you want to explore the local markets to grab yourself a bargain or you prefer to indulge in some retail therapy in a large centre; Birmingham is home to everything from high street favourites to department stores and designer shops.
You will be able to find lots of wonderful museums and art galleries in Birmingham, including Thinktank which boasts modern interactive displays that will entertain your kids for hours. The National Sea Life Centre is another family-friendly attraction, while the New Alexandra Theatre, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome are great for an evening of live entertainment.
Whether you’re looking to have a great family day out, a weekend filled with culture or you simply want to grab something to eat with friends; our Birmingham Guide is perfect for planning a memorable journey to Birmingham.
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