19th September, 2017

CrossCountry from Birmingham

This article is more than 6 years old.

Explore Devon and Cornwall

from Birmingham
with CrossCountry

Your guide to the South West’s best destinations to visit by train from Birmingham. Just sit back and enjoy the views.

2hrs 30 from BIRMINGHAM

Explore Exeter Cathedral, the historic quayside or the city's thriving independent shopping scene. Or for something different, take a tour of the city’s medieval underground passageways. More.

3hrs from BIRMINGHAM

Take a stroll along the famous sea wall, hit the beach or go searching for the distinctive black swans of this great Regency resort town. More.

3hrs 15 from BIRMINGHAM

Torquay's iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina make it a firm favourite. Enjoy relaxing walks along the promenade and pier, or explore the South West Coast Path for majestic views. More.

3hrs 30 from BIRMINGHAM

Wander the boutiques, restaurants and cobbled streets of the Barbican and soak up the city's proud place in world history. Take in the same views as Sir Francis Drake as he looked out from Plymouth Hoe on to the Armada. More.

5hrs from BIRMINGHAM
(includes change on to GWR services)

Looe's charms include its picturesque harbour and beach, restaurants that specialise in fresh local ingredients, and its maze of narrow streets full of small independent shops. Arrive on the scenic Looe Valley Line. More.

5hrs 45 from BIRMINGHAM
(outside of high summer includes change on to GWR services)

Fantastic beaches, great restaurants and top-class surfing mean that Newquay has something for everyone. The railway station will bring you right into the heart of the town. More.

6hrs from BIRMINGHAM
(includes change on to GWR services)

Explore Falmouth's harbour, beaches, art galleries, maritime heritage and more. Take a boat trip on the Fal River, or try your hand at kayaking or windsurfing. More.

6hrs 15 from BIRMINGHAM
(includes change on to GWR services)

Arrive on the glorious St Ives Bay Line as the train hugs the coast, then explore the golden sandy beaches, cobbled streets, art galleries and top restaurants. A real treat. More.


Read CrossCountry’s guide to learn how to get the best possible fares for your South West adventure.

This information campaign has been supported by the CrossCountry Community Engagement Fund.

Share this post: