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London to Birmingham

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01:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h30 04:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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06:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h55 08:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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07:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h35 09:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h05 11:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h25 12:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h15 13:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h50 13:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h45 14:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h10 15:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h50 15:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h00 16:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h55 16:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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14:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h15 17:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h45 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h00 19:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h55 19:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h45 19:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h45 20:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h40 20:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h50 21:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h10 22:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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20:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h40 23:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h40 23:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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21:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h05 00:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h55 01:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h35 01:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h20 02:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station4h31 04:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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The fastest buses

from London
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

3 h

Buses per day

28

Distance

163 km

Of the 28 bus that leave London for Birmingham every day 27 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 163 km distance in an average of 3 h but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 2 h 35 m .

The slowest bus will take 4 h 31 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.

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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h35 01:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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$131One-way
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07:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h35 09:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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$161One-way
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h40 23:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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20:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h40 23:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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$111One-way
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h40 20:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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$111One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Fri
Sep 20
$68Chiltern Railways
$10National Express
Sat
Sep 21
$28West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Sun
Sep 22
$21West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Mon
Sep 23
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Tue
Sep 24
$21Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
Wed
Sep 25
$17West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Thu
Sep 26
$9Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
Fri
Sep 27
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Sat
Sep 28
$9Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
Sun
Sep 29
$9Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
Mon
Sep 30
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Tue
Oct 1
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Wed
Oct 2
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Thu
Oct 3
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Fri
Oct 4
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Sat
Oct 5
$9Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
Sun
Oct 6
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Mon
Oct 7
$10West Midlands Railway
$5National Express
Tue
Oct 8
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Wed
Oct 9
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Thu
Oct 10
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express

The cheapest buses

from London
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Cheapest

$9

Average

$15

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Birmingham will cost around $ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.

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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h45 20:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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17:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h45 19:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h40 23:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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21:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h05 00:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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$91One-way
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11:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h45 14:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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$111One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Birmingham Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
3 hours 59 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $6
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Birmingham
Distance:163 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Buses from London to Birmingham

National Express offer travelers a choice of buses from London to Birmingham every day of the week. National Express buses leave at approximately half hour intervals. Most journeys take just under 3 hours and are direct. The first bus departs in the early hours of the morning and services continue to run well into the night.

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London to Birmingham Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Birmingham when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€15

1 Day in Advance

€12

1 Week in Advance

€7

2 Weeks in Advance

€6

1 Month in Advance

€6

3 Months in Advance

€6

London to Birmingham Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 2½ hours to arrive in Birmingham.

  • autobus All London to Birmingham buses are run by the National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from London's Victoria bus station and arrive at either Birmingham's main bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Birmingham by bus takes as little as 2 hours and 35 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Birmingham bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Birmingham buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 20% cheaper on average to purchase an London to Birmingham bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to at the station on the day of travel.
  • It is 53% cheaper to book an London to Birmingham bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Birmingham bus tickets are 60% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

There is so much to see and do in London that it could be difficult to know where to start. London can cater to anyone's interests, whether it be culture, arts, sports, or history. There are many world class museums to be found in London such as the British Museum and The Natural History Museum, with the added bonus that most museums in London have free admission. The art galleries of The Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery provide art enthusiasts with some great viewing. The West End can provide an entertaining evening if you are able to see a theater show. There is also plenty to keep sports fans interested with the recently held 2012 Olympics, with six premier league football teams and the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Travelers choosing buses from London to Birmingham will begin their journey at Victoria Coach Station in the capital's SW1 area. The centrally located station is just a short walk from Victoria mainline station and is easy to reach. Travelers can take the Underground Circle, District or Victoria line trains or catch buses which stop at Victoria Station such as the C1, 38, 52, 73 and 82. Taxis are available in all areas of London and will take passengers to the station.

Getting to Birmingham by Bus

Birmingham is one of the most populous cities in the UK and has an extensive industrial history waiting to be explored. Birmingham has shrugged off its industrial past to become an attractive city filled with scenic canals, great architecture and excellent shopping and nightlife. Shop in the stunning Selfridges building, explore the wonders of chocolate at Cadbury World or enjoy the city's many outdoor spaces like Birmingham Nature Centre. There are plenty of top museums and art galleries to visit such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Aston Hall. There are plenty of shopping opportunities on offer in this city with the Bull Ring offering 140 stores and being one of the busiest shopping centers in the UK. The canal areas of Brindleyplace which has seen much regeneration in recent years and is now an important tourist attraction.

All buses from London to Birmingham end their journey at Birmingham bus station in Digbeth. The station is just a 5-minute walk via Digbeth High Street from the city center. However, those arriving after dark or with heavy luggage may prefer to take a local bus. Services which stop nearby include the 6, 37, 51 and 57. There is also a taxi rank near the station.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Birmingham
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Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

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WC

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