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4 trains from $43
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5 trains from $34
Fri, May 31
5 trains from $16
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Fri
May 24
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$29National Express
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Sat
May 25
$34West Midlands Railway
$10National Express
$360Lufthansa
Sun
May 26
$21West Midlands Railway
$10National Express
$278Smartwings
Mon
May 27
$21West Midlands Railway
$15National Express
$281Aer Lingus
Tue
May 28
$10West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$278Aer Lingus
Wed
May 29
$17West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$261Aer Lingus
Thu
May 30
$17West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$276Aer Lingus
Fri
May 31
$16West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$187KLM
Sat
Jun 1
$12West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$302Aer Lingus
Sun
Jun 2
$10West Midlands Railway
$9National Express
$276Aer Lingus
Mon
Jun 3
$10West Midlands Railway
$5National Express
$249Aer Lingus
Tue
Jun 4
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$220KLM
Wed
Jun 5
$10West Midlands Railway
$6National Express
$112Iberia Express
Thu
Jun 6
$10West Midlands Railway
$6National Express
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Fri
Jun 7
$67Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
$199KLM
Sat
Jun 8
$5Chiltern Railways
$7National Express
$176HOP!
Sun
Jun 9
$10West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
$183Smartwings
Mon
Jun 10
$10West Midlands Railway
$5National Express
$215Aer Lingus
Tue
Jun 11
$10West Midlands Railway
$5National Express
$173Vueling
Wed
Jun 12
$10West Midlands Railway
$5National Express
$214KLM
Thu
Jun 13
$10West Midlands Railway
$5National Express
$218KLM

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

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Sun, May 26
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Sun, May 26
Train
West Midlands Railway
08:242h 39m11:03
LondonBirmingham
Sun, May 26
Flight
Smartwings
20:5514h 50m11:45
LondonBirmingham
Fastest Way to Travel from London to Birmingham
Fri, Jun 7
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Fri, Jun 21
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Fri, Jun 28
Train
Chiltern Railways
07:141h 48m09:02
LondonBirmingham
Return Journeys from Birmingham to London
Sun, May 26
Bus
National Express
20:303h 5m23:35
BirminghamLondon
Sun, May 26
Train
West Midlands Railway
08:142h 41m10:55
BirminghamLondon
Sun, May 26
Flight
Aer Lingus
07:1013h 20m20:30
BirminghamLondon
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Birmingham
BusLondon

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BusLondon 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.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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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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