How to travel from Bournemouth to Birmingham

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Travel Information from Bournemouth to Birmingham

distanceDistance121 miles (195 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€14) • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $54 (€46) • 3 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or CrossCountry

Take a bus or train to travel 121 miles (195 km) between Bournemouth and Birmingham. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bournemouth to Birmingham.

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How to get from Bournemouth to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Bournemouth to Birmingham is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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National Express, CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways will get you to Birmingham from Bournemouth at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Birmingham from Bournemouth. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Bournemouth and Birmingham, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Bournemouth to Birmingham

      FAQs: Travel to Birmingham 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 Bournemouth to Birmingham.

      There are 2 travel options from Bournemouth to Birmingham. You can take a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Birmingham from Bournemouth is by taking a bus, which costs on average $17 (€14).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Bournemouth to Birmingham:

      Taking a bus costs $37 (€32) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $54 (€46).

      The quickest way to travel to Birmingham from Bournemouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 4 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 4 h 15 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 121 miles (195 km) between Bournemouth and Birmingham.

      The average frequency per day from Bournemouth to Birmingham is:

      • 2 buses per day.
      • 10 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly leave from Bournemouth, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
      • Trains from Bournemouth to Birmingham most often leave from Bournemouth and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

      • You can take a bus from Bournemouth to Birmingham with National Express or Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $15 (€13) with Megabus from Bournemouth to Birmingham.
      • You can travel by train to Birmingham from Bournemouth with CrossCountry, South Western Railway, Virgin Trains, Great Western Rail or Chiltern Railways, and you can find CrossCountry Bournemouth to Birmingham tickets for $54 (€46) on Omio.

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

      • Direct buses with National Express with 2 direct buses per day.
      • Direct train available with CrossCountry 11 direct trains per day.

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

      Omio customers who travel from Bournemouth to Birmingham often also extend their vacation to go to London, Manchester, Paris, Edinburgh or Liverpool. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.
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