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Travel Information from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$72 - $145
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $72 (€62) • 3 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $72 (€62) • 3 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or CrossCountry

Take a train or bus to travel 111 miles (179 km) between Bury Saint Edmunds and Birmingham. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham.

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How to get from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Cross Country
11:40AM3h58
Bury Saint Edmunds
03:38PMBirmingham
$1451One-way
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Cheapest
Cross Country
11:40AM3h58
Bury Saint Edmunds
03:38PMBirmingham
$1451One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Cross Country
11:40AM3h58
Bury Saint Edmunds
03:38PMBirmingham
$1451One-way
0 transfers

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How to travel from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham?

There are two ways to travel from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham; these are by train or by bus.  The quickest travel solution is by train, with the fastest journey times of 3 hours and 35 minutes. However, passengers traveling by bus or train will need to make at least one change during their journey. Trains and buses head to Birmingham from the Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds on a daily basis, however, bus journeys can take more than eight hours and at least two changes are required.    

What is the cheapest way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham?

National Express buses are the cheapest solution for travel from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham, and there are eight buses on every day of the week. The quickest bus journeys take 6 hours and 45 minutes. It's a good idea to book bus trips in advance using the Omio app, as this is the best way to benefit from cheaper tickets. All buses require at least one change. All buses leave from the bus station in the center of town and arrive at Birmingham Bus Terminal in Digbeth.  The Digbeth Bus Terminal provides onward bus links to the city center and throughout Birmingham and has a coffee bar, free WiFi, and ATMs.  

What is the fastest way to travel from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham?

The fastest way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham is by train, and there are about 16 trains on every day of the week. The quickest journeys take just over three hours, but average journey times are around four hours. At least one change is required, and trains are provided by Cross Country. All trains arrive at Birmingham New Street Railway Station, which is in the city center and close to all major attractions and shops. Birmingham New Street Station has been upgraded in the past couple of years and is a modern railway station with a First Class Lounge, public seating areas, ATMs, WiFi, and lots more facilities. 

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Use the Omio booking platform and app to compare and price up all the different ways to travel from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham. The Omio app makes it easy to book tickets on the go, and it always works out cheaper when you book travel in advance.

Travel from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham by train

The first train of the day from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham departs at around 6:30 a.m. and arrives at Birmingham New Street at 9:40 a.m. This train is operated by Cross Country and one change is required at Peterborough. There are no direct services from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham, and the longest journey time is just over 10 hours for the final train of the day which leaves Bury St Edmunds at just before 10:00 p.m. and arrives at New Street at around 8:00 a.m. the following day, due to a lengthy wait at Cambridge Station for a connection. All trains arrive into Birmingham New Street, located just below the Bull Ring Shopping Center in central Birmingham.

Travel from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham by bus

National Express operate all buses from Bury St Edmunds to Birmingham, and at least one change is required on every journey.  The quickest journeys take 6 hours 45 minutes, although average journey times are around 8 hours 20 minutes. The earliest bus of the day leaves Bury St Edmunds at 8:30 a.m. and departs from the Bus Terminal on St Andrews Street. Buses arrive at Digbeth Bus Terminal, which is less than one mile from the city center. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the city center from the bus terminal, although public transit buses are also available if preferred. Buses from Bury St Edmunds stop at various drop off points in Birmingham, including Bearwood, Five Ways, and Great Barr.

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Find the best trip to Birmingham from Bury Saint Edmunds with CrossCountry. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    FAQs: Travel from Bury Saint Edmunds 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 Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham.
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    You can get to Birmingham from Bury Saint Edmunds 2 different ways: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to travel between Bury Saint Edmunds and Birmingham is a train with an average price of $72 (€62).

    This is compared to other travel options from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham:

    A train is $73 (€63) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $145 (€125) from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham.

    The fastest way from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 8 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that take longer:

    Bus takes on average 5 h 9 min.

    The Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham distance is around 111 miles (179 km).

    The average frequency per day from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham is:

    • 1 bus a day.
    • 7 trains per day.

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

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham:

    • Buses mostly leave from Bury Saint Edmunds, Compiegne Way (Tesco Petrol Station) and tend to arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
    • Trains mostly leave from Bury St Edmunds and tend to arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

    • You can take a bus from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $48 (€41) with National Express from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham.
    • You can travel by train between Bury Saint Edmunds and Birmingham with CrossCountry or Abellio Greater Anglia, and you can find CrossCountry Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham tickets for $72 (€62) on Omio.

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

    • Take a direct bus with.
    • Direct train with.

    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 Bury Saint Edmunds.

    Looking to extend your trip from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Bury Saint Edmunds to Birmingham usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester, Paris, Edinburgh or Liverpool. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester, Paris, Edinburgh or Liverpool from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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