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Cheapest trips from London to Birmingham

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Today
5 trains from $34
Tomorrow
5 trains from $21
Fri, Jul 26
5 trains from $21
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Jul 24
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$13National Express
$523Iberia
Thu
Jul 25
$21West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$383British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
$21Chiltern Railways
$10National Express
$374KLM
Sat
Jul 27
$21West Midlands Railway
$10National Express
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Sun
Jul 28
$12West Midlands Railway
$10National Express
$373KLM
Mon
Jul 29
$16West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$296Aer Lingus
Tue
Jul 30
$11West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$430Aurigny Air Services
Wed
Jul 31
$16West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$270KLM
Thu
Aug 1
$36West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$208Iberia
Fri
Aug 2
$21West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$210KLM
Sat
Aug 3
$12West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$212Air France
Sun
Aug 4
$10West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$266Smartwings
Mon
Aug 5
$10West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$161Iberia Express
Tue
Aug 6
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$471Aurigny Air Services
Wed
Aug 7
$10West Midlands Railway
$27National Express
$237Aer Lingus
Thu
Aug 8
$10West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$447Aurigny Air Services
Fri
Aug 9
$10West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
$114Iberia Express
Sat
Aug 10
$9Chiltern Railways
$8National Express
$243KLM
Sun
Aug 11
$9Chiltern Railways
$8National Express
$179Iberia
Mon
Aug 12
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$206Smartwings
Tue
Aug 13
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$216KLM

How to Travel from London to Birmingham

Travelers in the UK wishing to travel from London to Birmingham in the fastest time will find that taking the train is the best option. Direct trains between the two cities depart every hour and take just 1:22 hours to reach Birmingham. National Express buses also offer a fast and direct method of transport to reach Birmingham, as buses operate all day and take about 2.5 hours to reach Birmingham coach station. While taking a flight between London and Birmingham is possible, all flights land at Manchester airport, making it an inconvenient option.

Trains from London to Birmingham | Buses from London to Birmingham | Flights from London to Birmingham

London to Birmingham Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€7

2:35 h

2 Weeks Before

trains

€16

1:22 h

1 Month Before

flight

€84

1:00 h

1 Month Before


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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Birmingham


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Birmingham with next-day bus tickets starting from €5. National Express buses that travel from London to Birmingham depart from London Victoria coach station and arrive at Birmingham coach station after approximately 2:35 hours of travel time. Approximately 50 buses travel from London to Birmingham every day with the first departing London at 4:00 a.m.


Fastest way to travel from London to Birmingham


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The fastest way to travel from London to Birmingham is by taking a flight. A London to Birmingham flight usually requires only an hour of flight time; however, when transport to and from the Birmingham and London airports are taken into consideration, the journey will take approximately 5 hours. Flights traveling from London to Birmingham depart from either London's Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, or City airport and arrive at Manchester airport. Travelers from London to Birmingham will then have to take a train from Manchester to Birmingham. British Airways offer approximately 7 direct flights to Birmingham every day.


Most popular way to travel from London to Birmingham


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Birmingham. Taking the train is at least an hour faster than taking the bus and approximately 3.5 hours faster than flying when travel to and from Birmingham and London's airports is considered. Trains traveling from London to Birmingham depart from either London's Marylebone or Euston train station and arrive at either Birmingham's Moor Street or New Street train station after approximately 1:22 hours of travel time. Train companies that travel from London to Birmingham include Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways. Approximately 10 trains travel from London to Birmingham every day.


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Best fares from London to Birmingham

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
KLM
19:0512h 25m07:30
LondonBirmingham
Fastest Way to Travel from London to Birmingham
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Fri, Aug 30
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Sat, Jul 27
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:151h 58m09:13
LondonBirmingham
Return Journeys from Birmingham to London
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
20:303h 5m23:35
BirminghamLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:132h 10m09:23
BirminghamLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Lufthansa
17:1513h 25m06:40
BirminghamLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Birmingham
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

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Refreshments
WC

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.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
FlightLondon-City

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Refreshments
Wifi
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Public transportation is available through the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which connects the airport to the London Underground.

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