How to travel from Stansted to Birmingham

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from Stansted to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Stansted to Birmingham on Aug 15 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:50AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h25 03:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 transfer
10:50AMLondon, Stansted Airport4h25 03:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station
1 transfer
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02:20PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h45 07:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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09:00PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h05 01:05AMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 transfers
05:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport4h15 09:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Stansted to Birmingham

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€31) • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $71 (€66) • 2 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 97 miles (157 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Stansted and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 42 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Stansted to Birmingham.

How to get from Stansted to Birmingham

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Stansted to Birmingham there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 52,90% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Stansted to Birmingham. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Stansted 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 Stansted to Birmingham.

You can travel to Birmingham from Stansted 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Stansted to Birmingham is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $34 (€31) compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

Taking a bus is about $37 (€34) less than taking a train, which costs on average $71 (€66) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel from Stansted to Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 2 h 42 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 5 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 97 miles (157 km) between Stansted and Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Birmingham is:

  • 8 buses a day.
  • 13 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Birmingham from Stansted 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 from Stansted to Birmingham:

  • Buses mostly leave from Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station and tend to arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Stansted at Stansted Airport and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham New Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Stansted to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Birmingham by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Stansted to Birmingham for $34 (€31) on Omio.
  • Cross Country can take you to Birmingham by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Stansted to Birmingham for $71 (€66).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

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.

Omio customers who travel from Stansted to Birmingham often also extend their vacation to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $34 (€31) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $71 (€66) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Stansted 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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