The cheapest buses from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$6

Average

$18

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 $ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 6.

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08:00PMLondon3h00 11:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way
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09:30PMLondon2h45 12:15AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:30AMLondon2h55 02:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way
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10:30PMLondon2h40 01:10AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way
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07:30AMLondon3h05 10:35AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way

Timetable London to Birmingham

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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h25 02:35AMBirmingham, Airport
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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 03:00AMBirmingham
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07:30AMLondon3h05 10:35AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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08:00AMLondon3h00 11:00AMBirmingham
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08:30AMLondon2h55 11:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:00AMLondon3h05 12:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:30AMLondon3h05 12:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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10:00AMLondon3h55 01:55PMBirmingham
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10:30AMLondon2h55 01:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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10:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 01:55PMBirmingham
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11:30AMLondon2h55 02:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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12:00PMLondon3h05 03:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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01:00PMLondon2h55 03:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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01:30PMLondon2h55 04:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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02:30PMLondon3h10 05:40PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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03:00PMLondon3h20 06:20PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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03:30PMLondon3h50 07:20PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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03:30PMLondon3h20 06:50PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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04:00PMLondon3h00 07:00PMBirmingham
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04:30PMLondon3h20 07:50PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h20 07:00PMBirmingham
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06:00PMLondon3h15 09:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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06:30PMLondon3h00 09:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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06:30PMLondon3h05 09:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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07:00PMLondon3h50 10:50PMBirmingham
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07:00PMLondon2h55 09:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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07:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 10:50PMBirmingham
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08:00PMLondon3h00 11:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:30PMLondon2h45 12:15AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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10:30PMLondon2h40 01:10AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:30PMLondon3h20 02:50AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:30PMLondon3h30 03:00AMBirmingham
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11:30PMLondon3h05 02:35AMBirmingham, Airport
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The fastest buses from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 5 m

Buses per day

33

Distance

163 km

Of the 33 buses that leave London for Birmingham every day 33 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 5 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 55 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.

2nd Fastest
04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h20 07:00PMBirmingham
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$411One-way
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h25 02:35AMBirmingham, Airport
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$261One-way
10:30PMLondon2h40 01:10AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way
09:30PMLondon2h45 12:15AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 03:00AMBirmingham
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$261One-way

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Bus Information between London and Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 15 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 journey taking on average 2 h 15 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 route 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 companies

National Express and FlixBus London – Birmingham

National Express and FlixBus buses will get you between London and Birmingham from $4 (€3). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express
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Travel hassle-free between London and Birmingham on a bus with National Express! Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest route from London to Birmingham. National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 100 miles (162 km) from London to Birmingham on the bus and pay as low as $6 (€5) for a bus ticket.

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 London - 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. So, book your cheap National Express bus ticket between London and Birmingham on Omio today and enjoy your trip!

These are National Express' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between London and Birmingham:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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.

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FAQs
How much are cheap buses from London to Birmingham?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between London and Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from $4 (€3)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a bus between London and Birmingham?
The bus price between London and Birmingham is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is it from London to Birmingham by bus?
The London to Birmingham bus distance is approximately 100 miles (162 km).
How long is a bus to Birmingham from London on average?
While the time it takes to travel 100 miles (162 km) from London to Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Birmingham bus journey time is on average 2 h 15 min.
Which bus station from London to Birmingham do I depart from? Which Birmingham bus station from London do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Where is the bus station in London to go to Birmingham? Where is the bus station in Birmingham located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

What bus companies offer a service between London and Birmingham?
Take the London to Birmingham bus with National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Birmingham from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct bus from London to Birmingham?
If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.
When does the first bus depart from London to Birmingham? When does the last bus depart from London to Birmingham?
The earliest bus departing from London to Birmingham leaves at 8: 00 AM. The last bus departing from London to Birmingham leaves at 9: 30 PM. You can find the latest London to Birmingham bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a bus ticket from London to Birmingham to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase bus tickets between London and 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.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Birmingham
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City