The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Birmingham to London will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.
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Of the 28 buses that leave Birmingham for London every day 28 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 163 km distance in an average of 3 h 4 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 10 m .
The slowest buses will take 3 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you to London from Birmingham from £3. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Birmingham to London:
Buses from Birmingham to London run throughout the day and are provided by National Express. Coaches run approximately every 30 minutes during the week. The average journey time is just over 2 hours and there are no changes required along the route.
The table below displays the cheapest days to travel throughout the week by bus, on average, across the U.K. You can save yourself almost £10 by booking to travel on a Tuesday instead of the most expensive day, Friday. In general, to travel during the week is cheaper, although a Sunday is also a cheaper day to travel by bus.
Departing from Birmingham: Coaches from London to Birmingham depart from Birmingham Coach Station, located to the southwest of the city centre on Mill Lane and is open 24h. There are several buses that depart from the Coach station to the city centre and takes just 10 minutes, or 15 minutes to walk. Birmingham coach station has some facilities including charging points, a newsagents, WiFi, parking and pay phones.
Arriving in London: Coaches from Birmingham to London arrive at Victoria Coach Station in the southwest of London, close to Westminster on Buckingham Palace Road. Passengers can get to the city centre by taking the District & Circle Lines or the Victoria Line on the Underground. Passengers can also take a local bus to many areas around London. Victoria departure terminal closes at 01:00 and opens again at 05:00. There are refreshments, cash machines and a left luggage office. If taking a return journey passengers are advised to be at Victoria Coach station at least 30 minutes before the departure time.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arriving in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and need to travel approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the coach station to the city centre in London.
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