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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Fri
Jul 19
$21West Midlands Railway
$13National Express
$401tab
Sat
Jul 20
$21West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$418KLM
Sun
Jul 21
$17West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$315Smartwings
Mon
Jul 22
$10West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$218Smartwings
Tue
Jul 23
$17West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$318BA Cityflyer
Wed
Jul 24
$17West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$160openskies
Thu
Jul 25
$17West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$330KLM
Fri
Jul 26
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$225Iberia
Sat
Jul 27
$12West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$283Air France
Sun
Jul 28
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$282Iberia Express
Mon
Jul 29
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$208Iberia
Tue
Jul 30
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$256Aer Lingus
Wed
Jul 31
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$6National Express
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Thu
Aug 1
$10Chiltern Railways
$9National Express
$208Iberia
Fri
Aug 2
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
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Sat
Aug 3
$12West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$199Air France
Sun
Aug 4
$9Chiltern Railways
$8National Express
$208Iberia
Mon
Aug 5
$10West Midlands Railway
$6National Express
$216KLM
Tue
Aug 6
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$213Aer Lingus
Wed
Aug 7
$28West Midlands Railway
$27National Express
$115Iberia Express
Thu
Aug 8
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$188Iberia

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Journey Summary

London to Birmingham Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
3 hours
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.

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Best fares for buses from London to Birmingham

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Sun, Jul 21
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Mon, Jul 22
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Tue, Jul 23
Bus
National Express
19:302h 40m22:10
LondonBirmingham
Fastest Buses from London to Birmingham by duration
Sun, Jul 21
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Mon, Jul 22
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Return Journeys for Buses from Birmingham to London
Sun, Jul 21
Bus
National Express
04:152h 35m06:50
BirminghamLondon
Mon, Jul 22
Bus
National Express
18:303h 10m21:40
BirminghamLondon
Tue, Jul 23
Bus
National Express
02:553h 5m06:00
BirminghamLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Birmingham
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City

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