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Ride in comfort from Gloucester to Birmingham when you travel with CrossCountry. Purchase Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes before the train departs.
Travel from Gloucester to Birmingham in under 1 hour with CrossCountry. You will arrive at Birmingham New Street Station, conveniently located in the centre of Birmingham. With Grand Central located right above the station, there are plenty of shops and restaurants just a few metres from where you arrive. Birmingham is the second biggest city in the UK and with a strong focus on culture, this city is great for exploring.
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Birmingham is a thriving city with lots to see and do. Music, theatre, shopping and galleries – you are spoilt for choice in Birmingham. The city is famous for being culturally diverse and with this comes an excellent choice of cuisines. The Balti Triangle is one of the best places in the UK to enjoy Indian food and you must try the dumplings in China Town. There’s also a host of Moroccan, Greek, Ethiopian and Asian restaurants to dine in.
CrossCountry runs a direct service from Gloucester to Birmingham, taking approximately 55 minutes.
At CrossCountry we work hard to ensure your train journey is as comfortable as possible. Our carriages offer table seats with plug sockets for your electricals and an abundance of luggage storage; even enough for a bike. Our onboard trolley service offers an array of drinks and light refreshments throughout the journey, so no need to go hungry. Why not treat yourself to additional comforts and book a seat in one of our First Class carriages?
Yes, Birmingham New Street is entirely accessible to people with a range of mobility requirements. Step-free access is available throughout the station. If required, ramp access to trains and assistance to and from platforms is available.
The central location of Birmingham New Street Station is one of its many draws. Found in the centre of Birmingham, visitors are just a stone’s throw from many of the city’s main attractions.
Families visiting Birmingham New Street station are well catered for. There are baby changing facilities and waiting rooms, as well as many cafés and restaurants if you fancy a nibble before boarding your train. If you purchase a First Class ticket, you may wish to make use of the dedicated lounge.
Check out our station guide for everything you need to know about Birmingham New Street.
Birmingham New Street Station provides a wealth of options when it comes to onward travel. The Arriva buses are one of the most popular options and these will take you in and around Birmingham from the station. These services are integrated with the trams and trains in the area, making onward travel simple to organise. A taxi rank can be found just outside the station and is a good option for those who want to go directly to their next destination.
From markets and designer outlets to boutique shops and high street department stores, Birmingham shopping suits a range of budgets and tastes. Big malls like the Bullring and Grand Central are full to the brim with all your high street favourites. Whereas markets like the open, indoor, wholesale and rag Bull Ring markets, are chock-a-block with bargains. Visit the New Street Farmers Market for some fresh, local produce like handmade cheeses and mud-covered King Edward potatoes. For jewellery, visit the world-famous Jewellery Quarter for bespoke necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Whether you want to go out for a nice meal, see a live show at one of the large arenas, explore the cultural landmarks or spend time in one of the museums - Birmingham has it all. The Birmingham Hippodrome, The Barclaycard Arena and the O2 Academy offer an evening of excellent entertainment, while the National Sea Life Centre is great if you are visiting with your children. Indulge your sweet tooth at Cadbury World before getting active with a walk in one of the city’s beautiful parks, such as the Winterbourne House and Gardens found close to the University of Birmingham.
Read our Birmingham Guide for everything you need to know about the city to help you to plan the perfect trip.
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