The Shakespeare Express

Stratford upon Avon to Tyseley and Birmingham 

Sunday 31st July 2022

The Shakespeare Express departs from Stratford upon Avon to Tyseley and Birmingham via Hatton and the mainline through Solihull to Birmingham. We return along the Shakespeare line via Henley in Arden through the rolling Warwickshire countryside to Stratford upon Avon.

Joining arrangements

Join the train at Stratford upon Avon Station.


Dining is available in our original Pullman Cars with a fabulous traditional three course Sunday lunch served at your seat during the outward and return journey.

Seating Arrangements

Seating is available in Pullman Cars and Open Coaches. You will be seated at tables of two or four in your selected Coach according to your booking. Tables of two can be booked in Pullman Class for a supplement of £10 per person subject to availability.

Bookings of upto four people will be seated at the same tables. Bookings of more than four people will be seated at adjacent tables.

A limited number of Family Ticket are available for two adults and two children (Children 5 – 16 Years) seated at tables for four in our Tourist Open carriages.

Boarding Card

A boarding card confirming your booking details and allocated coach will be emailed to you upon completion of your booking. Please print this boarding card to access the train. Separate tickets are not issued.


The following times are confirmed for the Shakespeare Express:

Stratford upon Avon Depart 12:52
Tyseley Arrive 13:31
Birmingham Moor Street Arrive 13:40
Birmingham Snow Hill Arrive 13:46
  Depart 14:07
Birmingham Moor Street Depart 14:12
Tyseley Depart 14:22
Stratford upon Avon Arrive 15:10


Book Seats

Step One
Select Class of Travel

Step Two
Select Coach

Step Three
Complete Details and Quantity Required

Step Four


Select the station from which you intend to join the train

Meals are included in Pullman and Club Class. If you would prefer a vegetarian option please indicate Number of Vegetarian Meals Required

Passengers who require assistance to travel should contact us at to discuss their requirements prior to booking.