Cheap bus tickets from Stansted to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$31

Average

$38

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 Stansted to Birmingham will cost around $ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 31.

Cheapest
10:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h30 02:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
$311One-way
Cheapest
02:05PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h45 06:50PMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
$311One-way
Cheapest
11:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h50 04:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
$311One-way
Cheapest
10:10AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h45 03:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
$311One-way
Cheapest
11:55PMLondon, Stansted Airport10h40 10:35AMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
$311One-way

Bus schedule from Stansted to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wed, Jan 26
12:30AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h00 04:30AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
06:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h30 10:35AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
06:30AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h25 11:55AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
08:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h30 12:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
09:30AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h55 02:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h30 02:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:10AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h45 03:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:35AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h50 04:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
11:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport5h50 04:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
01:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h30 06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
02:05PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h45 06:50PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
04:35PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h40 09:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
05:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h15 09:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
06:50PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h40 11:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
09:00PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h05 01:05AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:05PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h45 02:50AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
11:55PMLondon, Stansted Airport10h40 10:35AMBirmingham, 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

Wed
Jan 26
$78Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Thu
Jan 27
$77Avanti West Coast
$30National Express
Fri
Jan 28
$68Avanti West Coast
$32National Express
Sat
Jan 29
$78Avanti West Coast
$32National Express
Sun
Jan 30
$78Avanti West Coast
$32National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$73Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$68Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
Wed
Feb 2
$49Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Thu
Feb 3
$73Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
Fri
Feb 4
$57Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
Sat
Feb 5
$78Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
Sun
Feb 6
$78Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
Mon
Feb 7
$73Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Tue
Feb 8
$49Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Wed
Feb 9
$68Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Thu
Feb 10
$49Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Fri
Feb 11
$49Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Sat
Feb 12
$46Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Sun
Feb 13
$53Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
Mon
Feb 14
$49Avanti West Coast
$25National Express

Bus times from Stansted to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

5 h 9 m

Buses per day

17

Distance

157 km

Of the 17 buses that leave Stansted for Birmingham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 157 km distance in an average of 5 h 9 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 40 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
12:30AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h00 04:30AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$431One-way
2nd Fastest
09:00PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h05 01:05AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$401One-way
05:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h15 09:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$401One-way
10:05AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h30 02:35PMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
$311One-way
01:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h30 06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$401One-way

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

Alsa
Eurolines France
RegioJet
Bla Bla Bus

Overview: Bus from Stansted to Birmingham

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$31 (€26)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Stansted to Birmingham cover the 97 miles (157 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $29 (€24), but the average price of bus tickets is $31 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Stansted Airport and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus providers: National Express from Stansted to Birmingham

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from Stansted to Birmingham from $29 (€24) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

National Express

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 Stansted - 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.

  • Average Price: $29

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Stansted to 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 Stansted to Birmingham

Birmingham is approximately 125 miles away from Stansted Airport. The journey by bus takes between 3 and 4.5 hours on average. Each day there are around 10 direct buses and 10 or more indirect buses available. A bus departs from Stansted almost every hour between 1:00 a.m. and midnight, with extra departures between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., and also between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Buses travel between Stansted Airport and Birmingham Coach Station in the city center.

Which bus companies travel from Stansted to Birmingham?

The National Express bus company operates all buses between Stansted Airport and Birmingham. Whilst onboard, passengers can expect comfortable seating including ample leg room, power sockets for personal devices and access to WiFi.

How long is the bus journey from Stansted to Birmingham?

The fastest bus takes just under 3 hours, leaving Stansted Airport at 1:00 a.m. The average length of the journey is closer to 4-4.5 hours for direct buses, depending on the time of day and, therefore, the amount of traffic on the roads. Indirect buses usually take a total of around 5 hours, depending on where the change of bus is required.

How many buses are there from Stansted to Birmingham?

Buses depart from Stansted Airport from 1:00 a.m. through to just before midnight. There are buses scheduled every hour during the day and every two hours early in the morning and late at night. A total of 21 or 22 buses depart from Stansted for Birmingham every day of the week, approximately half of these routes are direct. Indirect bus routes require a change either at another airport or a station in the London area. A change of bus does not increase the total travel time significantly, often adding just 30 minutes in total.

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

Departure station: All buses depart from Stansted Airport bus station which is located a two-minute walk from the airport terminal. The bus station has waiting areas, payphones, restroom, and a coffee shop.

Arrival station: Birmingham Coach Station is the final destination for buses from Stansted Airport. The station is located on Mill Lane in the Digbeth area of the city, under a mile from the center. The bus station has phone charging points available, as well as WiFi, a coffee shop and waiting areas.

Travel Tips: Bus to Birmingham from Stansted

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 Stansted to Birmingham.
FAQs

How much are cheap buses between Stansted and Birmingham?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Birmingham from Stansted for as low as $29 (€24)  for the next 7 days.

How much is the bus to Birmingham from Stansted on average?

The bus price from Stansted to Birmingham is on average $31 (€26)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

How far is it from Stansted to Birmingham by bus?

The distance between Stansted and Birmingham by bus is approximately 97 miles (157 km).

What is the Stansted to Birmingham bus travel time?

On average the Stansted to Birmingham bus time is 4 h 30 min  covering the 97 miles (157 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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

When departing from Stansted, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Stansted, London Stansted Airport and London, Stansted Airport Coach Station. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in bus stations like Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

Omio customers book a bus from Stansted Airport   to Birmingham, Coach Station   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Stansted bus station located? Where is the Birmingham bus station located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Stansted Airport, which is located around 2.7 miles (4.3 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city center.

What bus providers go from Stansted to Birmingham?

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

Are there any nonstop bus services from Stansted to Birmingham?

Yes, you can look for direct buses from Stansted to Birmingham with National Express  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.

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

The earliest bus for this trip departs from Stansted at 6: 05 AM. The last bus leaves from Stansted at 6: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Stansted to Birmingham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy the Stansted to Birmingham bus for the best deals on tickets?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy bus tickets to Birmingham from Stansted within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $31 (€26) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Stansted to Birmingham a few months in advance.