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Dover to Birmingham by train

  • First train
    04:30
  • Last train
    22:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 8m
  • Distance
    267 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 32m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dover to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Dover to Birmingham take around 3 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 267 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dover and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Dover to Birmingham?

Journeys between Dover and Birmingham usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Dover to Birmingham 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 54 departures.

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

The Dover to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Dover around 04:30 and the last train is around 22:49. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dover around 04:55, and the last at 23:49.

When to book Dover to Birmingham 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 Dover to Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dover and Birmingham?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Birmingham to Dover by train

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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.