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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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15PMBirmingham2h50 09:05PMLondon
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$161One-way
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03:50PMBirmingham3h55 07:45PMLondon
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$91One-way
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09:05AMBirmingham2h10 11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$241One-way
09:05AMBirmingham3h05 12:10PMLondon
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$161One-way
09:54AMBirmingham New Street2h24 12:18PMLondon Euston
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$241One-way

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Sun
Jan 30
$24West Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
$32West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$30Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$40West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 3
$30Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
$30Chiltern Railways
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Sat
Feb 5
$24Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$18Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
Mon
Feb 7
$28West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
$25West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
$25West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$30Chiltern Railways
$5Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$17Avanti West Coast
$7National Express
Sat
Feb 12
$18Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Sun
Feb 13
$20West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Mon
Feb 14
$25West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 15
$28West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 16
$30Chiltern Railways
$5Flixbus
Thu
Feb 17
$30Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 18
$30Chiltern Railways
$8Flixbus

Travel Information between Birmingham and London

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $25
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€21) • 1 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or West Midlands Railway

Travel 100 miles (162 km) by bus or train to London from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey 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 go from Birmingham to London?

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

How do I get from Birmingham to London the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to London from Birmingham is by taking a bus, which costs on average $10 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A bus is $15 (€13) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Birmingham to London costing on average $25 (€21).

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

The quickest way to travel to London from Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 1 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

How far is London from Birmingham?

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:

  • 51 trains per day.

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

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, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Birmingham to London depart from Birmingham New Street to London Victoria.

Which travel companies can take me from Birmingham to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to London:

  • You can travel by bus to London from Birmingham with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Birmingham to London tickets for $10 (€8) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Birmingham to London with West Midlands Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€21) with West Midlands Railway from Birmingham to London.

Is it possible to travel directly to London from Birmingham?

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.

Where should I go next after I travel to London from Birmingham?

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 early should I buy Birmingham to London tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $10 (€8) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $25 (€21) 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.