The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham will cost around $ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 29.
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9 h 25 m
9 h 32 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Edinburgh for Birmingham every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 395 km distance in an average of 9 h 32 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 9 h 25 m .
The slowest buses will take 9 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||244 miles (394 km)|
|Average bus duration||9 h 25 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$29 (€23)|
|Bus companies||National Express|
Buses from Edinburgh to Birmingham cover the 244 miles (394 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $29 (€23), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $29 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
National Express buses will get you from Edinburgh to Birmingham from $29 (€23). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Edinburgh - Birmingham bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between Edinburgh and Birmingham are the following:
Buses from Edinburgh to Birmingham runs 4 times per day between roughly 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., with 3 departures in the morning before 10:30 a.m. and one in the evening. While direct Edinburgh to Birmingham buses for this 7.5 to 10.5 hour journey are possible, passengers may have to change once at Leeds.
Return buses from Birmingham to Edinburgh are also available.
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a city with a fascinating history and a beautiful landscape to discover. Wander up the Royal Mile to the brooding Edinburgh Castle, sitting on a crag above the city, to explore the nooks and crannies of the Old Town. To further explore the history of Edinburgh, visit Holyroodhouse, the palace of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots, before heading to picturesque Cramond; an ancient Roman fort turned seaside village in the north west corner of the city. A trip to Edinburgh isn't complete without hiking up Arthur's seat to get a view over the city and the beautiful Forth of Firth.
Birmingham, Britain's second largest city, boasts a range of activities ranging from world-class culture and cuisine to fascinating historical attractions and an exciting music scene. Wander through the city's Jewellery Quarter to get a taste of the city's history - it has been a center of jewellery production since the time of Charles II - while browsing through the area's many workshops. For a culinary adventure, visit one of Birmingham's four Michelin starred restaurants, or, for something less fancy go out for Balti, a type of curry that was invented in the city. Lastly, don't leave the city without catching a show at the world-renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet.
There are a few bus stations in Edinburgh to start your trip from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. In Birmingham you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Birmingham, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Birmingham.
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