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Duration 2h 1m
Distance 83.2 miles
Average price £110
Frequency 14/day

Trip overview

The average train between Birmingham and Bedford takes 2h 1m and the fastest train takes 1h 44m. There is a train service every few hours from Birmingham to Bedford. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Birmingham New Street
  2. Leicester
  3. Bedford
2h 40m
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£55 - £150

Birmingham to Bedford train times

Trains run hourly between Birmingham and Bedford. The earliest departure is at 09:52 in the morning, and the last departure from Birmingham is at 20:52 which arrives into Bedford at 22:38. All services require a transfer at Leicester and take an average of 2h 1m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Bedford via Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Bedford is 66 miles. The road distance is 83.2 miles.

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Birmingham to Bedford train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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Birmingham to Bedford train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, arrive at Bedford station.

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