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from Bristol to Birmingham

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

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Thu
Oct 21
$38Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$48Cross Country
$11Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$94Cross Country
$13Megabus
Sun
Oct 24
$48Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Mon
Oct 25
$48Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Tue
Oct 26
$38Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Wed
Oct 27
$38Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Thu
Oct 28
$38Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$48Cross Country
$9National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$48Cross Country
$11Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$48Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$48Cross Country
$7Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$38Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Thu
Nov 4
$38Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$48Cross Country
$6National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$48Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sun
Nov 7
$48Cross Country
$6National Express
Wed
Nov 10
$38Cross Country
$5Flixbus

Travel Information between Bristol and Birmingham

distanceDistance76 miles (123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $47
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $47 (€39) • 1 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a bus or train to travel 76 miles (123 km) from Bristol to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bristol to Birmingham.

Travel Tips

Travel from Bristol to Birmingham
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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Bristol to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways to get from Bristol to Birmingham: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Bristol to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to go to Birmingham from Bristol is by taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€9).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A bus is generally $37 (€30) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $47 (€39) from Bristol to Birmingham.

What is the fastest way from Bristol to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Bristol to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 18 min.

There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 50 min.

How many miles from Bristol to Birmingham would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 76 miles (123 km) between Bristol and Birmingham.

How many services a day are there to Birmingham from Bristol?

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Birmingham is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel operators can get me to Birmingham from Bristol?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Birmingham by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Bristol to Birmingham for $11 (€9).
  • Cross Country can take you to Birmingham by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Bristol to Birmingham for $47 (€39).
Is it possible to travel directly to Birmingham from Bristol?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Cross Country with 16 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 to Birmingham from Bristol.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Birmingham from Bristol ends?
Omio customers who travel from Bristol to Birmingham often also extend their vacation to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets from Bristol to Birmingham online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Bristol to Birmingham, 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 journey is costing $11 (€9) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $47 (€39) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Bristol to Birmingham 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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