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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 go from Birmingham to London?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to London: bus or train.

What is the distance between Birmingham and London?

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

When traveling between Birmingham and London, where do I depart from Birmingham and where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Birmingham New Street to London Victoria.
Who can get 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 $4 (€3) on Omio.
  • Travel with West Midlands Railway for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for West Midlands Railway Birmingham to London tickets on Omio for $34 (€26).
Is there a way to travel directly from Birmingham to London?

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

  • You can find direct buses to take to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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 journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Birmingham and London ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to London? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to London usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets between Birmingham and London online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $4 (€3) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $34 (€26) one way on average for this trip.

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.

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

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to London is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€3) compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is generally $30 (€23) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $34 (€26) from Birmingham to London.

What is the quickest way to get from Birmingham to London?

The fastest way to get to London from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 23 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to London by bus can take on average 2 h 15 min.

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