How to travel from Birmingham to London

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from Birmingham to London

You can get from Birmingham to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Birmingham to London on Dec 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station2h55 09:25PMLondon
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05:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station2h55 08:10PMLondon
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Travel Information to London from Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $48
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $48 (€43) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Chiltern Railways

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 100 miles (162 km) to London from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Chiltern Railways among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to London.

How to Travel from Birmingham to London

Travelers in the UK wishing to reach London from Birmingham in the fastest time will find that taking the train is the best option. Direct trains between the two cities depart every hour and take just 1.5 hours to reach London Euston Station in Central London. National Express buses also offer a fast and direct method of transport to reach London, as buses operate all through the day and take about 2.5 hours to reach London Victoria Coach Station. National Express buses also offer the convenience of carrying passengers between two central locations in the two cities, Digbeth Coach Station in Birmingham and Victoria Coach Station in London.

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Birmingham to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€7

2:35 h

1 Month Before

trains

€32

1:22 h

2 Weeks Before

flight

€107

1:00 h

2 Months Before


What is the best way to travel from Birmingham to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to London


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to London with next-day bus tickets starting from €5. National Express buses that travel from Birmingham to London depart from Birmingham coach station and arrive at London Victoria coach station after approximately 2:35 hours of travel time. Approximately 50 buses travel from Birmingham to London every day with the first departing Birmingham at 3:00 a.m.


Fastest way to travel from Birmingham to London


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The fastest way to travel from Birmingham to London is by taking a flight. A Birmingham to London flight usually requires only an hour of flight time; however, when transport to and from the Birmingham and London airports are taken into consideration, the journey will take approximately 5 hours. Flights traveling from Birmingham to London depart from Manchester airport and arrive at either London's Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, or City airport. British Airways offer approximately 7 direct flights to London every day.


Most popular way to travel from Birmingham to London


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Birmingham to London. Taking the train is at least an hour faster than taking the bus and approximately 3.5 hours faster than flying when travel to and from Birmingham and London's airports is considered. Trains traveling from Birmingham to London depart from either Moor Street or New Street train station and arrive at either London's Marylebone or Euston train station after approximately 1:22 hours of travel time. Train companies that travel from Birmingham to London include Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways. Approximately 10 trains travel from Birmingham to London every day.


How to get from Birmingham to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Birmingham to London, 64,55% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Birmingham to London and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to London

Travel Tips: Travel to London 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 Birmingham to London.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to London: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to London is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is generally $42 (€38) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $48 (€43) from Birmingham to London.

The fastest way to get to London from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 20 min   of travel time.

London is approximately 100 miles (162 km) away from Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to London is:

  • Around 19 buses per day.
  • 77 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Birmingham to London as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham to London:

  • Most travelers board their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in London Victoria.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Birmingham to London tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
  • Travel with Chiltern Railways to go to London by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Chiltern Railways Birmingham to London tickets on Omio for $48 (€43).

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 18 direct buses per day to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find 77 direct trains per day to London with West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast.

Direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Your trip from Birmingham to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Birmingham to London tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!

Before traveling from Birmingham to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $48 (€43) one way.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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