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from London to Birmingham

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

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To get from London to Birmingham on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMLondon2h55 11:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way
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08:30AMLondon2h55 11:25AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$61One-way
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07:30AMLondon3h05 10:35AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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07:00PMLondon2h55 09:55PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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06:30PMLondon3h00 09:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$91One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$25West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$80Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$80Chiltern Railways
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$74Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$67Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$36West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$25West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$29West Midlands Railway
$6National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$33West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$33West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$19Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$10Chiltern Railways
$4Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$29West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$29West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$33West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$29West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$29West Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$16West Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus

Travel Information from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€27) • 1 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or West Midlands Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 100 miles (162 km) to Birmingham from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). 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 London to Birmingham.

How to travel from London to Birmingham?

London and Birmingham are England's two biggest cities, so luckily the route to Birmingham from the capital is very well-traveled. You can cover the 120-mile distance between these cities by rail, road, or air, with regular services departing London daily. Travel from London to Birmingham can take from one and a half to five hours, depending on what mode of transport is chosen.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to make the trip from London to Birmingham would be to take the bus. National Express is the most frequent operator with around two bus services an hour and up to 29 services daily. Most of the services are direct, and the length of each bus journey averages at around two hours and 50 minutes, with some journeys taking up to three hours and 35 minutes. Buses depart London from as early as around 1:00 a.m and run until as late as around 11:30 p.m. All National Express buses depart from Victoria Bus Station and arrive at Birmingham Bus Station.

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

The fastest way to travel from London to Birmingham is by train. The fastest service takes one hour and 22 minutes, and the average journey duration is around two hours. Services are frequent, with around 100 trains running daily. Most trains depart from Euston Station with the train company Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains), although later trains, operated by Chiltern Railways, depart from Marylebone Station. Most of the train services departing from Euston arrive into Birmingham's New Street Station, with the trains from Marylebone arriving into Birmingham's Moor Street Station, situated just a few blocks away from New Street Station.

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Travel from London to Birmingham by train

Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) and Chiltern Railways are the main providers that offer direct routes for trains from London to Birmingham. Trains are very frequent with around two trains running each hour, and even more during peak hours. Other services run less direct trains that include connections at stations such as Leicester and Reading. These depart from London, Paddington, and St Pancras, and typically take longer than direct trains that run from Euston and Marylebone. Both of these indirect services arrive at Birmingham's New Street Station. 

Travel from London to Birmingham by bus

National Express is the bus operator with the most frequent amount of services from London to Birmingham, with up to 29 departures leaving London daily. However, Megabus also runs services on this route, with up to two buses making the journey each day. Both operators have the fastest duration time of two hours and 25 minutes, with the average journey time varying on the time of day traveled and whether the service is direct or not. Both bus operators leave from Victoria Bus Station, with National Express services terminating at Birmingham Bus Station, and Megabus buses ending the journey at Brunel Street.

Travel from London to Birmingham by plane

Another way to travel the 120-mile distance from London to Birmingham is by plane, although this is unlikely to be the most cost or time effective method of travel. It is impossible to get a direct flight from London to Birmingham, so all the flights require connections from outside of the United Kingdom, stopping off in countries such as Ireland, France, and Turkey. The total time of these combined flights vary from two and a half to three hours, and some are likely to take even more depending on the airline carrier and connecting city. Airlines that cover this journey include British Airways, Aer Lingus, Air France, and KLM to name a few, and there are upwards of 20 services daily. Flights depart from either London City Airport or London Heathrow, and all London to Birmingham services arrive at Birmingham International Airport. 

How to get from London to Birmingham

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Birmingham, 66,41% 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 London 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

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from London to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Birmingham from London. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

Taking a bus is usually $29 (€23) less than taking a train to Birmingham, which costs on average $33 (€27) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Birmingham from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 22 min.

Other travel options to Birmingham can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 15 min   on average.

What is the distance from London to Birmingham?

The distance is approximately 100 miles (162 km) from London to Birmingham.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from London to Birmingham is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from London to Birmingham depart from London, Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from London Victoria to Birmingham New Street.
Who can get me from London to Birmingham?

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

  • You can travel between London and Birmingham by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $5 (€4) with Flixbus from London to Birmingham.
  • You can go to Birmingham from London by train with West Midlands Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $33 (€27) with West Midlands Railway from London to Birmingham on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Birmingham from London?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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 journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Birmingham from London ends?
Omio customers who travel from London to Birmingham often also extend their vacation to go to Manchester, Glasgow or Nottingham. 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 purchase tickets from London to Birmingham online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $33 (€27) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Birmingham
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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