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Cheap coach tickets from Birmingham to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Birmingham to Bristol is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixBus
15:102h15
Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
17:25Bristol
£91One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
17:451h55
Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
19:40Bristol, City Centre
£111One-way
0 changes
Megabus
08:452h00
Birmingham
10:45Bristol, City Centre
£181One-way
0 changes
Megabus
19:353h35
Birmingham
23:10Bristol, City Centre
£191One-way
0 changes
Megabus
17:052h00
Birmingham
19:05Bristol, City Centre
£201One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableBirmingham to Bristol

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, 15 July
National Express
08:003h26
Birmingham, Coach Station
11:26Bristol
1 change
Megabus
08:452h00
Birmingham
10:45Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
National Express
10:004h02
Birmingham, Coach Station
14:02Bristol
1 change
Megabus
10:053h50
Birmingham
13:55Bristol, Airport
1 change
Megabus
10:052h00
Birmingham
12:05Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
National Express
11:003h38
Birmingham, Coach Station
14:38Bristol
1 change
National Express
13:003h28
Birmingham, Coach Station
16:28Bristol
1 change
Megabus
13:052h00
Birmingham
15:05Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
Megabus
13:053h10
Birmingham
16:15Bristol, Airport
1 change
Megabus
13:054h10
Birmingham
17:15Bristol, Airport
1 change
National Express
14:003h28
Birmingham, Coach Station
17:28Bristol
1 change
Megabus
14:352h00
Birmingham
16:35Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
Megabus
14:353h40
Birmingham
18:15Bristol, Airport
1 change
National Express
15:003h49
Birmingham, Coach Station
18:49Bristol
1 change
FlixBus
15:102h15
Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
17:25Bristol
0 changes
National Express
16:004h14
Birmingham, Coach Station
20:14Bristol
1 change
National Express
17:003h42
Birmingham, Coach Station
20:42Bristol
1 change
Megabus
17:052h00
Birmingham
19:05Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
Megabus
17:054h00
Birmingham
21:05Bristol, Airport
1 change
FlixBus
17:451h55
Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
19:40Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
National Express
18:003h12
Birmingham, Coach Station
21:12Bristol
1 change
National Express
19:003h45
Birmingham, Coach Station
22:45Bristol
1 change
Megabus
19:252h00
Birmingham
21:25Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
Megabus
19:353h35
Birmingham
23:10Bristol, City Centre
0 changes
National Express
20:003h15
Birmingham, Coach Station
23:15Bristol
1 change
National Express
21:005h41
Birmingham, Coach Station
02:41Bristol
1 change

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Bus times from Birmingham to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 55 m

Average

3 h 14 m

Buses per day

26

Distance

124 km

Of the 26 buses that leave Birmingham for Bristol every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
FlixBus
17:451h55
Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
19:40Bristol, City Centre
£111One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
17:052h00
Birmingham
19:05Bristol, City Centre
£201One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
13:052h00
Birmingham
15:05Bristol, City Centre
£211One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
19:252h00
Birmingham
21:25Bristol, City Centre
£201One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
10:052h00
Birmingham
12:05Bristol, City Centre
£201One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Birmingham to Bristol

distanceDistance76 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
frequencyCoach frequency16 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 16 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry

Coaches from Birmingham to Bristol cover the 76 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 55 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 16 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £12, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £2. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Bristol, Airport Bus Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Birmingham to Bristol

Buy your official Megabus, National Express and FlixBus coach tickets to Bristol from Birmingham from £2 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Birmingham to Bristol, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Coach information from Birmingham to Bristol with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 2 h
  • Cheapest Price: £7
  • National Express frequency: 9 a day

Birmingham to Bristol Coach

Coaches travelling from Birmingham to Bristol travel times vary from around 1h 40min up to 3h 40min, depending on which route you take. The journey covers the distance of 124 km (77 mile) on 3 national coach service providers – NationalExpress, Megabus and FlixBus. There is a steady slew of coaches departing every day averaging around 25 buses per day starting from about 8.00 a.m. up until the last bus Birmingham - Bristol at roughly, 9.50 p.m.. All of the buses are major comfort liners and you will have luxurious seating, free Wi-FI and more for an enjoyable journey.

Birmingham to Bristol Bus Time: Daily Departures

All of the 25 coach Birmingham to Bristol Coach journeys travel direct so you can board your bus Birmingham Bristol and not have to worry about any stopovers to delay you. The first buses depart around 8.00 a.m. and the last buses depart around 9.50 p.m.. National Express departs from Birmingham main station and arrives at Bristol's Bus & Coach Station. Megabus departs from Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge and arrives at Bristol City Centre. FlixBus departs from Birmingham Station and arrives in Bristol City Centre, so depending on what drop off and departure is best for you, book the Omio coach schedule trip that suits your needs. Go online to Omio and consult the coach bus schedules by finding your route and then clicking ‘See all Buses’. This way you can use the calendar and carefully navigate times, prices and routes that suit your travel needs best.

How long is the journey in bus from Birmingham to Bristol?

Birmingham to Bristol coach travel durations can differ quite drastically, from around 1h 45min up to 3h 40min. The average duration is 2h 30min with the fastest time of 1h 45min. Use the Omio coach schedule for buses from Birmingham to Bristol and set your preferences at either cheapest or fastest so you can get an idea of times and average prices for your journey. The scenery is picturesque on this route, and, if you aren’t in a huge rush, you can save some money on cheaper coach tickets and enjoy the window seat scenery.

Birmingham: View of canal of the city centre at sunset.

Birmingham: View of canal of the city centre at sunset. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the bus depart in Birmingham and arrive in Bristol?

Birmingham to Bristol coach services are provided by 2 main coach companies, National Express and Megabus, and some less frequent journeys with Flixbus. Depending on who you travel with, there will be different stops.

If you travel from Birmingham on National Express the main departing station is Birmingham Station and arriving in Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

Megabus departs from Birmingham, Hill St/Railway Bridge and arrives at Bristol City Centre.

FlixBus departs from Birmingham Station and arrives in Bristol City Centre.

There are sometimes bus stops outside of the main stations where you will arrive, so consult the booking schedule and make sure you choose the drop off that suits you. Both main stations will provide all the necessary station facilities for you including waiting areas, cafes, news-stands, convenience stores, toilets, long stay luggage holders, ATM cash machines and trained ticketing station staff.

What are the bus stops when arriving to Bristol?

The main bus stop when travelling on Birmingham to Bristol Coach is the Bristol, Bus & Coach Station or the Bristol City Centre at a selection of different bus stops. The most convenient stop would be the main Bristol Bus Station as you can get everything you need for your onward journey. Here, you have access to automated ticket machines, waiting lounges, eateries, toilet facilities, coffee shops, newsagents and public payphones.

What to see between Birmingham and Bristol

The journey on Birmingham to Bristol Coach is short and although not the most famous for its scenery, you still get to experience the British countryside. En-route, you can get a glimpse of the iconic, beautiful Cotswolds with its blooming yellow rapeseed fields, traditional British cottages and picture perfect British landscapes. Depending on the season, wide open views of green fields or snowy outbacks. The bus ride will give you a relaxing trip to prepare for your trip to the city, so relax and enjoy the scenery from your wide coach windows before you arrive in Bristol refreshed and ready to explore even more.

Information on Bristol Bus and Coach Station.

Bristol Bus and Coach station is the main arrival station for Birmingham to Bristol coach rides. The station is conveniently situated in central Bristol, is close to large shopping complexes and other places. The station itself has automated ticket machines and offices, waiting lounges, restaurants, toilet facilities, coffee shops , news-stands, public payphones and access to a variety of local public transport options.

The station has everything you need for travel including:

  • Access to public transport.
  • Cafes, restaurants and shops.
  • Cash ATM Machines ticket offices, ticket machines.
  • News-stands and convenience snack stores.
  • Tourist Office for all your travel questions.

Which providers are offering the journey from Birmingham to Bristol?

National Express, Megabus and Flixbus are the coach transport providers for your Bus Birmingham to Bristol.Main coach service providers National Express and Megabus are the main coach providers for this journey providing the majority of trips over the average 25 bus trips per day. All coach companies offer comfort travel with free Wi-FI, luxury seating, and safe and reliable carriage.

Flixbus buses Birmingham-Bristol

Flixbus also operates this route, but there are much fewer bus trips available. Buses usually leave Birmingham Summer Row, Great Charles Street, and arrive either at Bond Street in Bristol City Centre or at the Bristol Uni of West England.

National Express buses Birmingham Bristol

National Express operates more than 10 trips a day with times ranging from 1h 50min to 2h 30min, on average. They leave Birmingham Coach Station and arrive at Malborough Street, Bristol. National Express has one Standard Class offering ticket flexibility options for a different price.

Megabus buses Birmingham to Bristol

With Megabus, you can choose what seating you like from General, Reserved, Extra legroom or Top of Stairs. Operating up to 8 buses a day, the bus leaves from Brunel Street and drops you off near Black's on Bond Street.

Buses Birmingham to Bristol: Sustainability Travel

Sustainable travel options should be foremost on every commuters mind these days and travelling by bus is one of the most sustainable options available to you releasing far less C02 emissions than a single car or a flight. The option for cheap bus tickets on Birmingham to Bristol Coach makes more sense than travelling on congested roads paying more fuel money. More and more passengers are choosing coach travel as their route to eco-conscious transport options. All of the major bus companies have a duty to the environment to achieve more eco-friendly travel every year as their business strategies and the choice to drive coach makes all the difference in the long run.

Bus Birmingham to Bristol: Services on Board

National Express, Megabus and FlixBus are the main coach providers for Bus to Bristol from Birmingham. All buses are major high-end comfort liners and offer a variety of comforts. There are certain options for different seating and class reservations on some coach journeys. The following services are offered for all the buses below. For finer details please check with your chosen bus service provider.

  • National Express, Megabus and FlixBus baggage allowance of 2 medium-sized bags or 1 large suitcase (no more than 20kg) and a small piece of hand luggage. There are extra charges for large luggage like bicycles and sports equipment, which must be wrapped and folded.
  • Comfortable luxury seating and air conditioning / heating.
  • Reduced mobility assistance is available and you can travel with your wheelchair. Check with the coach company for special requirements and assistance. Guide dogs are allowed on board.
  • Free Wi-Fi and power chargers
  • All coach companies do not allow animals unless they are assisted guide dogs.
  • You are welcome to bring your own snacks on board but you cannot bring your own alcohol.

When to book your bus tickets from Birmingham to Bristol

If you want to secure cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Bristol then you must book in advance to secure bargain deals. The bus tickets range depending on the class you choose, any extra baggage and fastest times, so use the filtering system on Omio and get the best deal for your pocket. If you book at least a week in advance, you are guaranteed better ticket deals. If you don’t mind taking the slower route and enjoying a scenic trip, then you will get access to cheaper tickets. If you can, avoid peak times; this is essential as it will not only save you money, but also stress standing in long lines with hundreds of travellers. Choose wisely the best time to book.

To Bristol by bus — travel tips

The historical city of Bristol has been a popular visitor destination for holidays, sightseeing and business since dating back to the Roman times. The ancient docks play host to an alluring range of different cultural events and festivals. Just taking a stroll down the River Avon is a peaceful and historical way to spend the day. There are endless shopping sprees including major malls and smaller bohemian, local markets to explore. The music venues are famous and the endless pubs and nightlife will have you singing on your way home. Bristol is a must visit for a real traditional British day out. No day in Bristol is complete without a full English pub breakfast, a pint of beer, and a fish and chips lunch after a day of shopping for secondhand vintage clothing. It’s a real British traditional town bustling with things to do to suit everyone. Visit the Omio travel guide The Window Seat for more handy travel tips.

The best things to do in Bristol:

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
  • Take a Bristol Ferry Trip and take in the city sights by water
  • Cabot Circus has a huge amount of shops and restaurants for you to spend the day on some retail and gastronomic therapy
  • Catch a live performance at the famous Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol: cityscape of the famous colourful buildings.

Bristol: cityscape of the famous colourful buildings. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go from Bristol?

Bristol is very close to a huge array of other British cities and countryside attractions. After your holiday in Bristol, why not take a trip to the famous and iconic city of Oxford with its world-renowned university and cobbled shopping streets? Besides high end shopping streets, beautiful countryside and restaurants by famous British Chefs, Oxford is a must see. It’s a relatively short journey from Oxford to Cardiff Wales and you can tour the famous Cardiff University in Wales and explore some Welsh tourist attractions. Visit the famous Cardiff Castle and the Medieval Castell Coch, a 19th Century Gothic Revival castle in South Wales. Go on a tour of famous author Roald Dahls’ Cardiff and end it off with a traditional tea and scones.

No trip to Britain is complete without a trip to the heart of it all - London. Even if you have travelled to London before, this city has a heartbeat all it’s own and there is a constant flow of events, festivals, cultural activities and new foods to try. The epicentre of Britain, you can get here in less than 3 hours from Bristol for a whirlwind day and night. You are in the thick of things with endless travel destinations a few hours away, so hop onto the Omio booking schedules and see what delights you might discover next.

FAQs: Birmingham to Bristol coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Birmingham to Bristol with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Bristol.
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Cheap coach tickets from Birmingham to Bristol can start from as little as £2 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Birmingham to Bristol is £12; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The coach time between Birmingham and Bristol is on average 1 h 55 min   for the 76 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Bristol by coach can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Birmingham to Bristol leaves at 07: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Birmingham to Bristol leaves at 21: 00.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Bristol without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry. There are 16 direct coaches from Birmingham to Bristol each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a coach from Birmingham to Bristol, you can count on Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Bristol. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Birmingham and Bristol and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway and Birmingham, Brunel Street. When arriving in Bristol, you can end your journey in coach stations like Bristol, Airport Bus Station, Bristol, Station Approach (Temple Meads - Stop T1) and Bristol, Airport.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Birmingham, Coach Station, which is located around 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Bristol, Airport Bus Station, located 8.9 miles (14.4 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Bristol from Birmingham is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 55 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Birmingham to Bristol is November.
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