Cheap bus tickets from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jan 25

Cheapest

$8

Average

$20

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 London to Birmingham will cost around $ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 8.

03:30PMLondon3h20 06:50PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$81One-way
02:00PMLondon2h55 04:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$81One-way
11:30AMLondon3h05 02:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$81One-way
09:00AMLondon2h55 11:55AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$91One-way
06:30PMLondon3h00 09:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$91One-way

Bus schedule from London to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tue, Jan 25
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h25 02:35AMBirmingham, Airport
0 changes
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 03:00AMBirmingham
0 changes
07:30AMLondon3h05 10:35AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
08:00AMLondon2h45 10:45AMBirmingham
0 changes
08:30AMLondon3h05 11:35AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
09:00AMLondon2h55 11:55AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
09:30AMLondon3h05 12:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:00AMLondon3h55 01:55PMBirmingham
0 changes
10:00AMLondon4h30 02:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 01:55PMBirmingham
0 changes
11:30AMLondon3h05 02:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
01:00PMLondon2h55 03:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
01:30PMLondon2h55 04:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
02:00PMLondon2h55 04:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
03:00PMLondon3h20 06:20PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
03:30PMLondon3h20 06:50PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
04:00PMLondon3h00 07:00PMBirmingham
0 changes
04:30PMLondon3h20 07:50PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h20 07:00PMBirmingham
0 changes
06:00PMLondon3h15 09:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
06:30PMLondon3h00 09:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
07:00PMLondon3h50 10:50PMBirmingham
0 changes
07:30PMLondon2h50 10:20PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
07:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 10:50PMBirmingham
0 changes
08:30PMLondon3h00 11:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
11:30PMLondon3h05 02:35AMBirmingham, Airport
0 changes
11:30PMLondon3h20 02:50AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
11:30PMLondon3h30 03:00AMBirmingham
0 changes
11:30PMLondon3h20 02:50AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes

This is the last bus of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets by train, bus or flight

Tue
Jan 25
$31West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Jan 26
$18Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
Thu
Jan 27
$25West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Jan 28
$15Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Sat
Jan 29
$16West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Sun
Jan 30
$24West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
$16West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$16West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$16West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 3
$16West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
$15Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Sat
Feb 5
$18Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$11West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Mon
Feb 7
$16West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
$16West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
$16West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$11West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$15Chiltern Railways
$7Flixbus
Sat
Feb 12
$16West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Sun
Feb 13
$16West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus

Bus times from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jan 25

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 8 m

Buses per day

29

Distance

163 km

Of the 29 buses that leave London for Birmingham every day 28 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 163 km distance in an average of 3 h 8 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 30 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.

Fastest
04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h20 07:00PMBirmingham
0 changes
$281One-way
2nd Fastest
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h25 02:35AMBirmingham, Airport
0 changes
$261One-way
08:00AMLondon2h45 10:45AMBirmingham
0 changes
$181One-way
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 03:00AMBirmingham
0 changes
$261One-way
07:30PMLondon2h50 10:20PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$91One-way

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Alsa
Eurolines France
RegioJet
Bla Bla Bus
Accommodation

Need a place to stay?

view on map
Top pick hotels
Entire homes & apartments

Find the best accommodation for you, with our partner Booking.com

View all

Overview: Bus from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus

Buses from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long route taking on average 2 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $4 (€3), but the average price of bus tickets is $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus providers: National Express and FlixBus from London to Birmingham

You can travel by bus to Birmingham from London with National Express and FlixBus for as low as $4 (€3). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

FlixBus
National Express

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $4

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets from London to Birmingham and when traveling by bus:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from London to Birmingham

Making the journey by bus from London to Birmingham is a stress-free way of traveling the 126 miles between the two cities. There are up to ten or more departures a day every day of the week. All of these are direct and take between three and 3.5 hours depending on departure time and traffic conditions. The first bus leaves London Victoria Bus Station early in the morning. The last departure is late evening. All routes terminate at Birmingham Bus Station.

How long is the journey by bus from London to Birmingham?

All buses from London to Birmingham are direct, with journey times that vary from three hours to 3.5 hours. The slightly longer journey time is for departures in peak times.

How many buses are there from London to Birmingham?

There are up to ten buses from London to Birmingham every day of the week. All of these are direct. The first departure from London Victoria Bus Station is in the early morning, with the last bus leaving late in the evening.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Birmingham?

Departure bus station: London Victoria Bus Station. This large and busy terminus in central London is just a short walk away from London Victoria Train Station as well as tourist attractions. Together, the train and bus station is part of Transport for London's network of local and suburban trains, underground services and local buses. Facilities at London Victoria Bus Station include a taxi rank, car parking, a left-luggage office, waiting areas with seating, a ticket office, automated ticket machines, bathrooms, charging points, cash points, and public payphones. There are also kiosk shops including a newsagent and a selection of cafés. Further facilities and services can be found in the streets surrounding the bus station and at Victoria Train Station. There are accessible bathrooms at the bus station and step-free access to most areas.

Arrival bus station: Birmingham Bus Station. This is located on Mill Lane and is a walk of approximately ten minutes from there to the Bullring Shopping center and Birmingham New Street Train Station. Birmingham's local transport network is made up of local trains and buses as well as a tram service. Among the facilities at Birmingham Bus Station are car parking, a taxi rank, a ticket office and automated ticket machines, waiting areas, bathrooms, charging points, WiFi, cash points, public payphones, shops and cafés. Services for the disabled and passengers with limited mobility include quiet spaces, accessible bathrooms, assistive listening and step-free access to all areas.

Which bus providers travel from London to Birmingham?

Buses from London to Birmingham are operated by National Express Bus Services. From its headquarters in Birmingham, the company provides a vast network of routes covering the whole of the United Kingdom.

National Express London to Birmingham

There are up to ten or more National Express buses from London to Birmingham every day of the week. This schedule runs throughout the year except for Christmas Day. All routes are direct with departures starting in the early morning and continuing until late evening. Journey times are between three hours and 3.5 hours.

London to Birmingham Bus: Services on Board

Only Standard tickets are available on routes from London to Birmingham but individual seats can be reserved. National Express operates a fleet of modern and comfortable buses with seats that have generous legroom and hand luggage space either underneath or in an overhead storage rack. Up to two suitcases per passenger (each weighing up to 20 kg) can also be stored in the hold of the Bus. For an extra cost, foldable bicycles can be carried in the hold as well. Facilities in the bus include air-conditioning or heating, power outlets (on some buses), WiFi and a toilet. While pets are not allowed on any National Express bus, certified service animals are welcome when traveling with their owners. There is space for one wheelchair at the front of the bus and an access lift on some newer bus models. The toilet, however, is not accessible to wheelchairs. The dedicated National Express Assisted Travel Team is always available online or by phone to offer advice and help.

Travel Tips: Bus to Birmingham from London

Take the bus to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Birmingham.
FAQs

How much are cheap buses from London to Birmingham?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between London and Birmingham for as low as $4 (€3)  for the next 7 days.

How much is a bus ticket from London to Birmingham?

If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Birmingham bus to cost on average $5 (€4)  one way.

How far is it from London to Birmingham by bus?

The distance to Birmingham from London by bus is approximately 100 miles (162 km).

How many hours is the bus time from London to Birmingham?

On average the London to Birmingham bus travel time is 2 h 25 min  for the 100 miles (162 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by bus from London to Birmingham, which bus station in London do I depart from and which bus station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Where do I find the London bus station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham bus station?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival bus station, Birmingham, Coach Station, is located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city center of Birmingham.

What bus companies offer a service between London and Birmingham?

If you're looking for buses from London to Birmingham, you can rely on National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the London to Birmingham trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I book a direct bus from London to Birmingham?

Yes, there are direct buses from London to Birmingham, and you can find a direct bus for this route with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

When can I take the first bus from London to Birmingham? When can I take the last bus for the day?

You can take the first bus from London to Birmingham at 9: 00 AM. The last bus from London to Birmingham that you can take departs at 7: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from London to Birmingham schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How early should I book London to Birmingham bus tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this journey and save money. If you book bus tickets from London to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $5 (€4) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from London to Birmingham a few months in advance.