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from Birmingham to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to London on Sep 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station3h05 09:05PMLondon
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$151One-way
Cheapest
03:50PMBirmingham3h55 07:45PMLondon
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$101One-way
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06:20PMBirmingham3h00 09:20PMLondon
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$181One-way
05:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station2h55 08:10PMLondon
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$151One-way
03:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station3h05 06:50PMLondon
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$121One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
Sep 18
$41West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Sep 19
$25West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$41West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$41West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$36West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$41West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$25West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$33West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$33West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$33West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$25West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$33West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$29West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$41West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$29West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus

Travel Information to London from Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€27) • 1 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or West Midlands Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 100 miles (162 km) from Birmingham to London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Birmingham to London.

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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.

Trains from Birmingham to London | Buses from Birmingham to London | Flights from Birmingham to London

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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FAQs
How do I travel from Birmingham to London?

There are 2 ways to travel from Birmingham to London including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Birmingham to London?

The cheapest way to travel between Birmingham and London is by taking a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a bus is about $29 (€23) less than taking a train, which costs on average $33 (€27) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Birmingham to London?

The fastest way to get to London from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 56 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 15 min   on average.

How far is it from Birmingham to London?

The distance from Birmingham to London is approximately 100 miles (162 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to London?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to London is:

  • Around 51 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Birmingham? Where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can take me from Birmingham to London?

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:

  • Flixbus can get you to London by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Birmingham to London for $5 (€4) on Omio.
  • West Midlands Railway can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with West Midlands Railway from Birmingham to London for $33 (€27) on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Birmingham to London?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Birmingham to London?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to London often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from Birmingham to London online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Birmingham to London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $33 (€27) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
London
Birmingham (Coach Station)
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Birmingham Moor Street
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Birmingham New Street
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