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Trains to Coventry

Coventry, apart from being a connecting town for Birmingham and Watford, is an ancient city chock-full of history and ravaged by war. 
Despite having been blitzed during World War II, a handful of medieval buildings have miraculously survived, offering a glimpse into the past and hope for the city’s future.

Popular Routes to Coventry

Coventry Station is a 10-minute walk away from the city centre and has step-free access throughout. The station has great amenities to make your journey in and out comfortable with toilets that have baby change facilities, shops for any essentials as well as cafes on the platforms.

The most popular routes to and from Coventry operate from the following stations:

From

To

Average Travel Time*

London

Coventry

1 h 

Manchester

Coventry

1 h 57 min

Glasgow

Coventry

 4 h 30 min

Newcastle

Coventry

3 h 18 min

Liverpool

Coventry

2 h 8 min

Birmingham

Coventry

20 min

Watford

Coventry

45 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel

Cheap Tickets to Coventry

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:

Children

Under 5 - Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.

5-15 - Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.

16-17 - Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17. 

Adults 

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 

When in Coventry 

For the history buffs and those who are interested in the earlier history of the city before the German bombings, St Mary’s Guildhall is a magnificent building that once hosted and, even imprisoned, English royalty and other prominent figures. Built in the 1300s, it had miraculously survived the blitz and is home to a number of historic treasures. Don’t miss the cafe below the guildhall for a spot of afternoon tea.

Coventry Cathedral is a modern architectural cathedral built in the 20th century, next to the ruins of St Michael’s Cathedral which was built in 1300 and destroyed during the blitz.  For a great view of the city, climb the 180 steps of the Gothic spire.

After climbing and descending the steps, there are plenty of places to eat, with a range of cuisines to suit all budgets available nearby, so you can grab a bite to eat after enjoying the view from the spire.

Explore and save 

Interested in exploring more of what Coventry and Warwickshire have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

Ready to go? 

Use our Journey Planner and book your tickets now!

Last updated:   30 October 2020