Trains to Birmingham Botanical Garden

Getting to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens by train

The nearest train stations to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are Five Ways or Birmingham New Street. On foot, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 20 minutes from Five Ways station or 40 minutes from Birmingham New Street.

Catching a bus or West Midlands Metro tram to Birmingham Botanical Gardens is another option. Regular bus and tram services connect Birmingham New Street train station to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, with a travel time of around 25 minutes from Birmingham New Street.

Taxis are also readily available and provide a convenient door-to-door option.

Purchase your train tickets to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, or for more information see our live departure and arrival times.

Travel by train and get 2FOR1 entry

By purchasing train tickets to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, you can take advantage of a 2FOR1 admission to the venue. Learn more about the Black Country Living Museum offer .


Five Ways (FWY)

Five Ways station
Islington Row
West Midlands
B15 1SF
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Five Ways station information

Staffing level Part time
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Station operator West Midlands Railway
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In the booking hall


  • Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here No
Validate Smartcards here No
Penalty fares LM
Customer service information

Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0039. Who are open during the following times:

Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

** Five Ways is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**

Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property

Available: No

Seated area
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Station buffet

The National key toilets are located in the Booking Hall; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from station staff upon request. Passengers in possession of a RADAR key can access the toilets at all times. The National key toilets are only available during Booking Office opening hours for passengers who do not possess a RADAR key: Monday - Friday 07:00 - 20:00, Saturday 08:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-16:00.

Baby changing facilities

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here .


0800 0248998


24 hours, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Staff help

This station is staffed part time. This means that during 'staff help available opening times' your assistance will be provided by station staff. Any other time, our on-train Conductors will provide your assistance onto the train.

  • Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
Accessible booking office counter available

Staff will come out

Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information

Accessible taxis are not available

Accessible public phones

Public telephones are not accessible

National Key toilets available
Step free access

This station has been classified as a step-free access category A station. This means that this station has step-free access to all platforms. More information on the step-free classification system can be found at

The assistance meeting point is at the ticket office during 'staff help available opening times' When station staff aren't available, the assistance meeting point is on the platform where your service is due to depart. Our on-board conductors will help you onto the train, so please make sure you attract their attention as the train comes to a stop on the platform.

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available
No car park information available.
Onward travel

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Rail replacement information

In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Public service bus stops outside the station

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About Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Hop on the train to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a floral paradise in the city. Discover one of the UK's largest botanical gardens, blooming with exotic plants and tropical glasshouses. Whether green-fingered or a nature lover, this urban oasis is a must-visit.

Handy tip: When you travel with West Midlands Railway, get an exclusive 2FOR1 entry to some of the UK’s top attractions, including Birmingham Botanical Gardens . Alternatively, purchase your ticket via the West Midlands Trains app or at the station on the day.

What are the highlights of Birmingham Botanical Gardens?

Step into Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a global plant haven open year-round and spanning 15 acres. Marvel at the four Edwardian Glasshouses - Tropical, Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid Houses - each showcasing a unique climate from tropical rainforest to arid desert.

A large lawn lined with ornamental flower beds and shrubberies give the impression of a Victorian public park with a bandstand. Originally designed in 1832 by J C Loudon, the gardens now include a rose garden, two alpine gardens and a pinetum.

Wander through the Lawn Aviary to see the exotic birds or the Butterfly House (open May–Sept) to watch tropical butterflies fluttering around, and relax in the tranquillity of the Japanese Garden. Complete with the National Bonsai Collection, koi ponds, waterfalls and picturesque bridges, this space provides an idyllic getaway from the city's hustle and bustle.

Families enjoy fun trails, seasonal walks, events such as pond dipping, animal handling and summer theatre, and an adventure playground. And all can experience the Sensory Garden, thoughtfully designed to delight with plants engaging all five senses.

What shops and restaurants are at Birmingham Botanical Gardens?

You are welcome to bring picnics, snacks and packed lunches to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and enjoy them surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Alternatively, pause and recharge at the charming Pavilion Tea Rooms in the middle of the gardens, which has an outdoor terrace. You can buy snacks, drinks, light lunches, afternoon tea and cake.

You can also shop for gardening products, tools, plants and souvenirs at the gift shop. Even better, entry is completely free and no admission fee is required for the shop.

How accessible are Birmingham Botanical Gardens for people with disabilities and pets?

The gardens are wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs are available for rent. Pets are not allowed in the gardens, except for guide dogs.

When is the best time to visit and how to get tickets to Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The best time to explore Birmingham Botanical Gardens depends on individual preferences. Most visitors like to spend around two to three hours fully enjoying its attractions. The gardens welcome visitors all year-round, but spring and summer months bring an explosion of blooms and colours. Opening times change seasonally so check the website before your visit.

To get tickets for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the easiest way is online, offering various options like adult, family and concession tickets. Check for other promotions, especially if you’ve travelled with West Midlands Railway for their exclusive 2FOR1 entry codes.

Other attractions and activities near Birmingham Botanic

After your visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, enjoy more attractions nearby.

Head to Edgbaston Village , a charming, upscale area with leafy streets known for its dining and shopping. With cosy cafes and charming pubs, it's perfect for a refuel stop after your visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

A little further is the historic Edgbaston Reservoir , a tranquil spot for leisurely walks and birdwatching. The area is surrounded by woodland and grassland, supporting diverse birdlife and animals such as newts and bats, and has been a significant ecological, biodiversity and heritage spot since its construction in 1827.

Extend your day’s adventure back in Birmingham city centre, where arts, culture, sports and shopping collide, offering retail therapy with 200-plus shops, cafes and restaurants near Birmingham New Street station. Explore the dazzling Jewellery Quarter and immerse yourself in Birmingham’s rich cultural scene, highlighted by the majestic Symphony Hall, home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Indulge in chocolatey delights at Cadbury World , a short hop on the train from Five Ways station to Bournville, with a clear walking route to Cadbury World. Discover a land of chocolate bliss and explore 14 zones each revealing the art of chocolate making, from the intricacies of popular Cadbury brands to a tropical journey back in time.