Trains to Walsall

How to get cheap train tickets to Walsall

Looking for affordable train tickets to Walsall? Follow these tips:

  • Travel Off-Peak: Fares are typically cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. To get better deals, avoid traveling during peak hours.
  • Get a Railcard: Save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys with a Railcard. It’s ideal for anyone who catches the train a few times a year.
  • Use GroupSave: If you’re traveling in a group of 3 to 9 people, take advantage of GroupSave discounts. You could save up to 34% on Off-Peak journeys.
  • Travel after 6:30pm: With our Evening Return tickets, you can enjoy same-day return travel between any two stations in the West Midlands Rail Zones 1-5 for just £2.90.
  • Book Direct: No booking fees for all train journeys on our website or app.

Things to do in Walsall

Take a train to Walsall. This true Black Country destination might not have big city attractions, but its affordability, abundance of tranquil green spaces and quirky history takes visitors pleasantly by surprise.

Culture and heritage

Discover Walsall , whose charming, market-town origins date back to the Middle Ages. Once known as the town of a hundred trades, buyers and sellers would come from all over the West Midlands to visit the iconic markets.

Today, Walsall’s identity stems from its industrial past, where coal and limestone mining shaped the landscape, metal working flourished and leather making was pioneered.

Connect with Walsall’s heritage at sites such as the Leather Museum and Park Lime Pits, now a peaceful local nature reserve.

Don’t miss the striking cultural contrast of The New Art Gallery, Walsall , as it cuts an imposing figure of sleek, modern lines, mirrored onto the waters of the regenerated canalside. The prestigious Garman-Ryan collection, bearing names as famous as Jacob Epstein, Van Gogh, Monet, Turner, Renoir and Constable, sits comfortably alongside works by local artists. Be sure to hop in the lift and hear the voice of Walsall native, Noddy Holder, announcing each floor.

Avid Slade fans can strut in Noddy’s glam rock footsteps down Caldmore Road where he grew up.

The more historically inclined can stroll to The Bridge and visit the first UK statue of a non-royal female - the famous Sister Dora , who pioneered nursing work at Walsall Cottage Hospital and made her life here.


Plan your Walsall adventure carefully, and your day will be packed with plenty of things to do. From indoor adventure to outdoor leisure, Walsall offers all kinds of family fun.

Start at Walsall Waterfront along the Canal. This vibrant waterside hub, with bars, cafes, restaurants and a cinema, is an attractive gateway into the town centre, just minutes from the rail station. Don’t miss The New Art Gallery, Walsall’s crowning glory.

Discover The Leather Museum in the town’s original leather district. Here, ancient saddle-making methods are brought to life alongside modern exhibits, proudly endorsing the town’s title of ‘Leather capital of the world.’ Walsall famously manufactured the Queen's handbags, saddles for the Royal family and leather goods for the Prince of Wales.

The beautiful haven of Walsall Arboretum is home to the most significant and stunning trees in the whole region. Pedal on swan boats or fish for carp and catfish at the picturesque lakeside. Look out for the bandstand with live summer music events.

Venture out of town for spectacular views at Barr Beacon one of the highest points in the West Midlands.

Become a Ninja Warrior , just an eight-minute walk from the station. Or shoot down slides and climb rope ladders in the multi-level soft play maze at Little Hooligans.

Food and drink

From real ale pubs to cosmopolitan flavours, Walsall’s diverse dining scene has something for all tastes.

Start the day with breakfast at The Littleton , based within Walsall College. Also serving fabulous, budget-friendly lunches and afternoon teas, often using produce grown on campus, it’s a culinary delight.

The Black Country, and Walsall in particular, is known for delicious orange chips. The fluffy batter gives them their delicious flavour but what exactly gives them their colour is a mystery. Give them a try at The Orange Chippy.

Sample sumptuous Asian fine dining at the sophisticated Five Rivers A La Carte . The refined New York loft ambiance and tantalising menu, passionately crafted by Rashpal Sunner - chef to world leaders, is unsurpassed.

Walsall is also home to some exquisite Indian cuisine. Try the popular Panka Walla or Golden Moments for a relaxed dining experience.

Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to traditional eateries, with several charming pub grub and real ale spots, including The Fountain and The Wheatsheaf , with the Black Country Arms a clear favourite for Sunday Roast.

Sports and outdoors

Outdoor and sports enthusiasts will find plenty of activities to enjoy in and around Walsall.

Walk along the leafy canal towpath of Wyrley and Essington Canal . Affectionately known as the Curly Wyrley, it passes right through the town centre and is just a short walk from the station. Or download the Beryl app and hire a bicycle to take in more of Walsall’s charms while keeping fit.

Catch the buzz of match day at Bescot Stadium , where Walsall Football Club play. Soak up the atmosphere with home fans cheering on the ‘Saddlers ’. You can even hop off the train at the Bescot Station, right on the stadium’s doorstep.

Families can happily spend the whole day at Walsall Arboretum with outdoor fitness, multi-use games area, cycling and cricket to a kids splash pad and free skatepark, as well as the beautiful trees for which the arboretum is renowned.

Rev up your engines at the newly refurbished PMGKartingWorld , an indoor karting track catering to all ages. Challenge friends to an adrenaline-filled race around hairpin turns and long, zippy straights.

Fancy a swim? Gala Swimming and Fitness Centre has not one, but three pools, including one of only a handful of brine pools in the country – perfect for a therapeutic dip.

Music and nightlife

Although Walsall's nightlife flies under the radar, you can still find local treasures.

Just five minutes from the train station, The Black Country Arms is one of the town’s oldest establishments, serving pub food, ales and ciders.

Grab a pint at The Fountain for a buzzing atmosphere and regular live music. Turn up on the right night and find it’s a quiz or pizza night, or model Scalextric racing! The Wheatsheaf is a close contender, with everything from Rock to Blues and Open mic. Guest ales and cocktail promos seal the deal.

Walsall boasts vintage gems like The Pretty Bricks - a quintessentially English real ale tavern, serving traditional food. Warm and welcoming, this Black Country Ales house is popular with local CAMRA folk.

Head to the vibrant Waterfront area where sports fans can check out the newly opened sports bar The Met . Enjoy American-style food while watching live sport on a plethora of screens wherever you look.

Walsall Arena and Arts Centre offers an eclectic mix of music, comedy and drama, from tribute acts to TV comics and seasonal panto.

Take in the latest blockbuster movie at TheLight-Walsall . With eight screens to choose from, opt for a cultural on-screen theatre, concert or opera experience.


Walsall’s markets and mixed retail scene promise eclectic shopping adventures without breaking the bank. Between browsing and discovering local finds, you’re sure to return home with unique souvenirs.

Start in the heart of the town at The Saddlers Centre , housing over 40 stores spanning lifestyle brands, fashion, homewares and more. Refuel at the onsite cafes once your shopping bags are full.

Wander along Digbeth (not that one) to The Old Square Shopping Centre on the High Street and treat yourself to a retro goody bag from The Sweet Shop, Walsall

Don’t miss Walsall Market . This vibrant open-air market runs on Fridays and Saturdays and can trace its history back over 700 years. With fresh produce, clothing, homeware, street food and bric-a-brac stalls, there is something for everyone.

Rummage through over 300 stalls at Bescot Sunday Market near the stadium, for everything from fresh fruit, home baked cakes to toys, clothing, sportswear and much more.

Crown Wharf Retail Park , the large retail area opposite the Waterfront, houses big name retail chains, restaurants, bowling and superstores.


Walsall (WSL)

Walsall station
Saddlers Centre
West Midlands
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Where do trains to Walsall arrive and depart?

Walsall trains arrive and depart from the central Walsall railway station, a 10-minute walk from the town centre.

Which train services run direct to Walsall?

Take the train to Walsall for a journey that is both comfy and convenient. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a town that offers something for everyone.

There are around 68 direct trains per day running from Birmingham New Street to Walsall with the fastest train taking approximately 20 minutes.

Check the train schedule and availability in advance, as schedules may vary.

When is the best time to travel to Walsall by train?

It’s wonderfully cheap and easy to travel to Walsall by train. By opting for off-peak times to travel, you’ll enjoy less-crowded trains and cheaper ticket prices too.