Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Getting you to the games

Birmingham will welcome fans from across the world as it hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games. We know many of you will be travelling to the midlands for the event but before you head off to the home of the Bullring, we want you to have all the information you'll need.

Book in advance

Trains will be busier than normal. It’s best to book in advance so you can reserve seats and travel to the games comfortably.

You can book your tickets and download them into your Apple wallet. That way, everything you need to get to Birmingham is in one place.

Book your tickets here

Travel advice - busiest times to travel

Trains will be busier than normal on route to/ from Birmingham between 28 July - 8 August. Please see our busiest train travel times below:

Travelling to Birmingham from London?

We're expecting our busiest train times to be between:

  • 6am to 10am
  • 2pm to 5pm

We advise you travel at quieter times if you can, check train times before you travel and keep a track of your train before you head to the station:

Check your trains status here

Travelling to London from Birmingham?

We're expecting our busiest train times to be between:

  • 1pm to 5pm
  • 9pm to 12am

We advise you travel at quieter times if you can, check train times before you travel and keep a track of your train before you head to the station:

Check your trains status here

Did you know Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 is aiming to be the first ever carbon neutral Commonwealth Games.

Plan ahead - sign up for an Avanti West Coast account

During the 2022 Commonwealth Games we're expecting services to be busier travelling to and from Birmingham. We'd advise you to sign up for an Avanti West Coast account.

You can sign up for an Avanti West Coast account when booking your tickets. This will allows us to contact you directly if there are any changes to your travel plans that you will need to know about:

Sign up for an account

Travelling by train to the Commonwealth Games

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For latest timetable information click here.

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Plan your journey to Birmingham and check train times before you travel.

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