How to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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

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To get from Edinburgh to Birmingham on Jul 07 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00AMEdinburgh Airport1h10 08:10AMBirmingham International Airport
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08:45AMEdinburgh9h40 06:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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08:20AMEdinburgh9h25 05:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:10PMEdinburgh9h35 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley4h13 01:05PMBirmingham New Street
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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Birmingham

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $141 (€126) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Travel 244 miles (394 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Edinburgh and Birmingham. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

How to get from Edinburgh to Birmingham

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham, 54,76% 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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 Edinburgh to Birmingham.

There are 4 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Birmingham is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A ferry is $61 (€54) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham costing on average $61 (€54).

A ferry is $141 (€126) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham costing on average $141 (€126).

Taking a ferry is usually $138 (€123) less than taking a train to Birmingham, which costs on average $138 (€123) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Birmingham from Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by train can take on average 4 h.

The Edinburgh to Birmingham distance is around 244 miles (394 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Birmingham is:

  • 18 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham depart from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham International Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Birmingham New Street.

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

  • You can go to Birmingham from Edinburgh by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $61 (€54) with Flixbus from Edinburgh to Birmingham on Omio.
  • You can go to Birmingham from Edinburgh by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $141 (€126) with easyJet from Edinburgh to Birmingham on Omio.
  • You can travel between Edinburgh and Birmingham by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $138 (€123) with Avanti West Coast from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

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

  • You can find 18 direct trains per day to Birmingham with Avanti West Coast or Cross Country.

Direct services to Birmingham 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 route.

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

Before traveling from Edinburgh 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 $61 (€54) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $141 (€126) one way.
  • A ferry ticket for this journey costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $138 (€123) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh 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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