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from Stansted to Birmingham

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Oct 22
$86Avanti West Coast
$42National Express
Oct 23
$79Avanti West Coast
$36National Express
Oct 24
$54Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Oct 25
$63Avanti West Coast
$37National Express
Oct 26
$58Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
Oct 27
$63Avanti West Coast
$34National Express
Oct 28
$54Avanti West Coast
$30National Express
Oct 29
$58Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
Oct 30
$52Cross Country
$32National Express
Nov 1
$58Avanti West Coast
$27National Express
Nov 2
$58Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
Nov 4
$58Avanti West Coast
$27National Express

Travel Information to Birmingham from Stansted

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $92
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€24) • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $92 (€75) • 2 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 97 miles (157 km) by bus or train to Birmingham from Stansted. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€24). 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.
How do I go from Stansted to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Stansted and Birmingham. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Stansted to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to go to Birmingham from Stansted is by taking a bus, which costs on average $30 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

Taking a bus is about $62 (€51) less than taking a train, which costs on average $92 (€75) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Stansted to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Stansted to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 52 min.

There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 10 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Stansted to Birmingham would I travel?

The distance is approximately 97 miles (157 km) from Stansted to Birmingham.

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

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Birmingham is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Birmingham from Stansted as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Stansted and Birmingham, where do I depart from Stansted and where do I arrive in Birmingham?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Stansted, London Stansted Airport and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can take me from Stansted to Birmingham?

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 $30 (€24) on Omio.
  • Cross Country can get you to Birmingham by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Stansted to Birmingham for $92 (€75) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Stansted to Birmingham?

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

  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Birmingham with 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 trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Stansted to Birmingham?
Your trip from Stansted to Birmingham doesn't have to end in Birmingham. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Stansted to Birmingham tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Birmingham today!
How early should I purchase Stansted to Birmingham tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Stansted to Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $30 (€24) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $92 (€75) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Stansted to Birmingham online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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