Trains to St. Andrew’s, Birmingham City F.C.

How to get to St Andrew’s stadium by train

St Andrew’s stadium is in Small Heath, Birmingham. The nearest train station is Bordesley, which is 0.6 miles away. Allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the station to the stadium.

Birmingham New Street station is 1.9 miles away and Birmingham Moor Street station is 1.4 miles away.

West Midlands Railway (WMR) services from Whitlocks End, Dorridge and Stourbridge also call at Bordesley station before and after matches.

Purchase your train tickets to St. Andrew’s, or for more information see our live departure and arrival times and scheduled timetables.

Stations

Bordesley (BBS)

Address:
Bordesley station
Coventry Road
Birmingham
West Midlands
Camp Hill
B9 4HF
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Bordesley station information

Staffing level Unstaffed
CCTV No
Station operator West Midlands Railway
Ticket office opening times
No
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.

Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property

Available: No

Seated area
Yes
Waiting room
No
Station buffet
No
Toilets
No

N/A

Baby changing facilities
No
Wifi
No
Helpline

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 .

Note:

0800 0248998

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

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

  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Staff help

This station is unstaffed. Your assistance will be provided by our on-train Conductor team.

No
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
No
Accessible booking office counter available

None

No
Ramp for train access available
Yes
Accessible taxis information

Accessible taxis are not available

Accessible public phones

Public telephones are not accessible

National Key toilets available
No
Step free access

This station has been classified as a step-free access category C station. This means that this station does not have step-free access to any platform. More information on the step-free classification system can be found at https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955

The Assistance meeting point is on the platform that your service is due to depart. Please attract the attention of the Conductor who will assist you onto the train.

Ticket gates
No
Impaired mobility set down available

Bus stops/pick-up access immediately adjacent to station entrance.

No
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: Outside station entrance

Departures and arrivals from Bordesley

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About Bordesley station

Bordesley train station only operates on home matchdays.

Supporters can also get the St Andrews train to Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street, from where it is about a mile and a half to the stadium, or about a 30-minute walk.

About St Andrew’s & Birmingham City FC

St Andrew’s is one of the oldest football grounds in England. The stadium is home to Birmingham City FC , who currently play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. St Andrew’s opened in 1906, and has seen over a century of drama unfold on its pitch, welcoming over 30,000 roaring fans at its peak, making it the 12th largest in England. It is Category A listed, considered to be of special architectural or historical interest.

What are the highlights of St Andrew’s?

St Andrew's is also the venue for England international football matches at all levels below the senior national team, for FA Cup semifinal matches and finals of lesser competitions.

The Stadium features four stands. The Kop, the Main Stand, The Tilton Road Stand, named after former chairman Jack Wiseman, which resonates with passionate chants from dedicated fans, and The Gil Merrick Stand, originally "The Railway End," hosts a mix of home and away supporters, adding to matchday drama.

Families find a welcoming space at St. Andrew's. Arthur's Area, a safe haven within the Main Stand, honours young Blues fan Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

How to get tickets to St Andrew’s and when is the best time to visit?

Many of Birmingham City FC's match tickets are on sale online. Check the website for ticket availability .

Whether it's a match or a concert, getting to St Andrew’s early is key. Security checks can take time, depending on the event, so give yourself plenty of time to breeze through and join the pre-game buzz.

Can you visit St Andrew’s on a non-match day and does it offer stadium tours? 

Fans can go behind-the-scenes to see areas that are usually off-limits on a tour of Birmingham City Stadium . This 90-minute tour takes you to the players' tunnel, pitch side and even the dressing rooms. Your friendly guide spills the royal blue history, telling tales of legendary players and epic matches. Kids will come home with an official stadium tour certificate – a perfect souvenir for budding Bluenoses.

What restaurants and shops are at St Andrew’s? 

On matchdays, you'll find classic stadium fare at the kiosks, including pies, burgers, hot dogs, veggie options, chips, sweets and drinks. Outside the ground, street food vendors set up their vans selling everything from Caribbean to Thai food. For those seeking a premium matchday experience, St Andrew’s offers various hospitality choices, where the dress code is smart casual.

No Blues wardrobe is complete without the official gear. The go-to place for merchandise is Birmingham City FC Store selling kits, souvenirs and more, seven days a week.

Where do Blues fans meet for pre-match drinks? 

After you get your train tickets to Birmingham FC, there are a few preferred football haunts nearby. Blues fans, or Bluenoses, often meet at popular pubs like The Royal George Hotel on Garrison Lane, Small Heath, a favourite among fans, even hosting celebs like Ed Sheeran and NFL legend Tom Brady, also a minor shareholder in the club. Another gathering place is The Old Crown in Digbeth, one of Birmingham’s oldest pubs.

What other attractions and activities are near St Andrew’s

St Andrew’s stadium is in Small Heath, a multicultural suburb of Birmingham, with plenty of streets lined with Victorian terrace homes.

Once associated with the Peaky Blinders, Small Heath has transformed, shedding its past image of razor-sharp gangsters. Today, it revolves around Coventry Road, a bustling thoroughfare lined with shops and local businesses.

Nearby, Small Heath Park is a traditional Victorian style park dating back to the late 19th century covering 43 acres. The park provides facilities such as playgrounds, basketball courts, and a Victorian bandstand for the local community who put on various events such as funfairs and annual Eid celebrations.

To make a day of it, The Bullring, right next to Birmingham New Street station, offers 200-plus shops, and plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants. It spans 1.2 million square feet and includes The Bullring and Grand Central , making it one of the UK's largest shopping centres. Family entertainment includes indoor crazy golf at Treetop Adventure Golf , while Lane7 offers bowling, old-school gaming, karaoke, shooting pods, darts, ping-pong, pool and more for kids of all sizes.

Handy tip: When you travel with West Midlands Railway, get an exclusive 2FOR1 entry to some of the UK’s top attractions.

You can purchase your ticket via the West Midlands Trains app. Also, be sure to check out our £2.80 Evening Return Tickets (for any two stations in West Midlands rail zones 1-5).