Trains to Wolverhampton

How to get there, what to do and how to get home with Avanti West Coast.

Wolverhampton city centre

Home to a quarter of a million people and a proud city in the West Midlands, Wolverhampton is fast becoming a destination in itself after decades in Birmingham’s shadow. Wolverhampton’s history (and its name) trace back to Saxon times and it’s been a centre for industry and commerce ever since – most famously for its aerospace engineering and production of wool, steel, locks, cars, motorbikes and... one (smash) hit wonders, Babylon Zoo.

Nowadays the city is known around the world – and adored at home – for being the birthplace ofWolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. As fans will tell you, the club has spent most of the years since in and around the top flight, picking up a handful of trophies along the way. Promoted to the Premier League in 2018, they’ve been a force to be reckoned with, especially at Molineux, their home ground.

So, whether you’re travelling to the city for a big match, just want to do some shopping or visiting one of the city’s cultural gems, here’s all you need to know about getting to Wolverhampton by train.

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Popular Avanti West Coast trains to Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton is a major station on the West Coast Mainline, so it’s easy to get to directly from the following destinations.

Fastest Journey Times

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Fastest time

London to Wolverhampton

1 hour 54 minutes

Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton

17 minutes

Coventry to Wolverhampton

55 minutes

Telford to Wolverhampton

17 minutes

Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton

38 minutes

Milton Keynes to Wolverhampton

1 hour 24 minutes

Crewe to Wolverhampton

32 minutes

Glasgow to Wolverhampton

3 hours 33 minutes

Rugby to Wolverhampton

55 minutes

Preston to Wolverhampton

1 hour 15 minutes

Things to do in Wolverhampton

Whether you’re a Wolves fan or just someone who appreciates the history of the beautiful game, a tour of Molineux has to be on your agenda when you visit Wolverhampton. You’ll get to see the dressing rooms, walk through the tunnel and get to sit in the dug-out for a fantastic experience. Of course, you might also be visiting as an away fan – but you can still expect a warm welcome (with no quarter given on the pitch).

Molineux stadium

You can check out Wolverhampton’s links with the aerospace industry and the RAF at the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford. It’s just outside Wolverhampton on the site of an airbase that was built just before World War 2, and houses some impressive aircrafts, including a Spitfire, a Vulcan, a Mosquito, a Comet, a Hurricane and a Harrier – and that’s about 10% of its collection. You’ll even see a tank.

Wolverhampton RAF Museum

Within 10km of the centre of Wolverhampton are no fewer than five historic houses – Bantock House, Wightwick Manor, Moseley Old Hall, Chillington Hall and Boscobel House. You’ll need at least a half-day for each, so if stately homes and manor houses are your thing, you’d better come and stay for a few days. Within the city, you can also visit the Wolverhampton Art Gallery or the Asylum Art Gallery to get your cultural fix.

Wightwick ManorBantock House

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Wolverhampton Station Information

Oxenholme is a small station but it has everything you need to make sure you have a comfortable journey. If you’re looking for information on parking, buses, ticketing, toilets or accessibility, just visit the link below:

Wolverhampton station information

There’s information from accessibility to parking and ticketing to WiFi coverage. More details on our wider network can be found ​on this page​.