The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Stansted to Birmingham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 19 buses that leave Stansted for Birmingham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||97 miles (157 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$36 (€31)|
|Bus companies||National Express|
Buses from Stansted to Birmingham cover the 97 miles (157 km) long route taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $36 (€31), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $26 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Brunel Street.
For as little as $26 (€23) you can travel by bus between Stansted and Birmingham with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Birmingham from Stansted, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Brunel Street.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station, located approximately 5.2 miles (8.4 km) from the city center of Stansted. The most popular arrival bus station in Birmingham, called Birmingham, Brunel Street, is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from its city center.
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