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Cheap coach tickets from Cambridge to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Cheapest

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

Megabus
21:402h20
Cambridge
00:00Birmingham
£121One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
16:006h30
Cambridge
22:30Birmingham
£131One-way
0 changes
Megabus
15:452h20
Cambridge
18:05Birmingham
£191One-way
0 changes
National Express
10:253h35
Cambridge
14:00Birmingham
£221One-way
0 changes
Megabus
20:451h55
Cambridge
22:40Birmingham
£311One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableCambridge to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 18 June
Megabus
20:451h55
Cambridge
22:40Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
10:253h35
Cambridge
14:00Birmingham
0 changes
FlixBus
16:006h30
Cambridge
22:30Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
15:452h20
Cambridge
18:05Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
21:402h20
Cambridge
00:00Birmingham
0 changes

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Bus times from Cambridge to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 55 m

Average

3 h 20 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

141 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Cambridge for Birmingham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Megabus
20:451h55
Cambridge
22:40Birmingham
£311One-way
0 changes
Megabus
15:452h20
Cambridge
18:05Birmingham
£191One-way
0 changes
Megabus
21:402h20
Cambridge
00:00Birmingham
£121One-way
0 changes
National Express
10:253h35
Cambridge
14:00Birmingham
£221One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
16:006h30
Cambridge
22:30Birmingham
£131One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Cambridge to Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles
durationAverage coach duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyCoach frequency3 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 3 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry

Coaches from Cambridge to Birmingham cover the 87 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 3 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £4, but the average price of coach tickets is £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

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

Megabus, National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you from Cambridge to Birmingham from £4. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Cambridge to Birmingham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Coach information from Cambridge to Birmingham with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 38 min
  • Cheapest Price: £26
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

Buses from Cambridge to Birmingham

National Express operates both direct and indirect buses between Cambridge to Birmingham. There is a direct bus every day that leaves Cambridge at around 10:30 a.m. and takes around 4h to reach Birmingham Station. If you're travelling an indirect route, these journeys typically have a changeover at Milton Keynes Coachway before heading to Birmingham. These trips tend to take a couple of hours longer than a direct bus. All of the buses travelling this route will leave from the Cambridge Parkside (city centre) station and will arrive at Birmingham Coach Station.

Cambridge to Birmingham Bus Time: Daily Departures

If you're planning a bus trip from Cambridge to Birmingham, National Express operates at least seven direct journeys every week, one per day. These buses leave Cambridge mid-morning around 10:30 a.m. and arrive in Birmingham at around 14:30 a.m. the same day. If you're travelling in the opposite direction from Birmingham to Cambridge Parkside, you'll also find an average of one trip per day, every day of the week. These buses tend to depart later in the afternoon, around 3:00 p.m. and will arrive back in Cambridge at around 7:00 p.m. the same day.

How long is the journey by bus from Cambridge to Birmingham?

The length of your journey mostly relies on whether you take a direct or indirect bus route from Cambridge to Birmingham. If you settle for one of the indirect trips that stop over in Milton Keynes, you can expect a travel time of more than 5h, depending on the length of the stopover. If you choose a direct trip between these two destinations, it generally averages out to around 4h total travel time. Once you reach the station in Birmingham, you can take a taxi to your destination in the city, which will add on 15 - 30min to your travel time.

Birmingham Canal. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Cambridge to Birmingham?

Departure bus station: Cambridge Parkside (city centre) bus station is located just off East Road next to Parker's Piece that's used by several bus companies including Megabus, Stagecoach X5, and National Express. National Express is the only company offering bus trips from Cambridge to Birmingham. Cambridge Parkside Station has no additional amenities, as it's simply a row of coach stops near the city centre. A couple of other coach services that use this station include trips to and from London Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport, Gatwick, and Oxford.

Arrival bus station: Birmingham Coach Station is a major coach interchange in Birmingham and serves as the national headquarters for National Express. This station services a variety of buses to all of the major destinations in Great Britain, as well as to places like Dublin and Belfast in Ireland. Birmingham Coach Station offers guests an array of services and amenities inside the building, such as automated ticketing machines, short-stay car parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and much more. If you're hoping to grab a bite to eat at the station, you'll find an on-site eatery and an on-site coffee shop to get your fix.

Which bus companies travel from Cambridge to Birmingham?

National Express is currently the only bus company that operates between Cambridge Parkside (city centre) and Birmingham. National Express is one of the UK's leading long-distance bus operators and services a wide range of cities and towns throughout the UK, including the major airports. With National Express, you can sit back and enjoy a comfortable trip between destinations knowing that you're in good hands.

National Express buses from Cambridge to Birmingham

National Express is dedicated to offering industry-leading and affordable coach travel to all of its customers. They provide one daily trip from Cambridge to Birmingham every morning and one direct trip from Birmingham to Cambridge every day in the afternoon. These journeys typically take roughly 4h for direct trips. Indirect trips are likely to take closer to 5h or 6h depending on the stopover. They also offer comfy seats with ample legroom, onboard safety and security like no other, and complimentary Wi-Fi. If that isn't enough, they've also pledged to be one of the UK's most sustainable coach companies by 2035 and plan on having zero emissions by then.

Birmingham Cathedral. Source: Shutterstock

Bus Cambridge to Birmingham: Services on Board

National Express are the only operator that serves this route and they're committed to making the journey as seamless as possible. There is no first-class or second-class distinction on their buses, though you can pay a nominal fee to book a seat in one of the first five rows on the bus as these rows have more legroom. You will be allowed to take a generous amount of luggage with you on your journey, including two medium-sized cases to be placed in the hold and one soft piece of hand luggage with a maximum size of 45cm x 35cm x 20cm.

If you wish, you can take one large piece of stow-away luggage instead of two medium-sized ones. Once onboard, you'll have access to comfortable, spacious seating, as well as free onboard Wi-Fi, in-seat docking stations for your electronic devices, and onboard entertainment to keep you occupied during your journey. If you're travelling with a mobility device or a bicycle, you will only be able to take them on board if they're foldable. Please also note that travelling with a pet is only allowed if they're a service animal. You cannot board with a pet.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Cambridge to Birmingham?

If you're looking for the most affordable deals on a bus trip from Cambridge to Birmingham, you've come to the right place. To save the most money, you'll want to book your bus ticket as far in advance as possible for the best rates. The closer it gets to your departure date, the more expensive the tickets will be. We also suggest searching with flexible dates.

You'll often find different deals on different days and certain days of the week, like Mondays and Tuesdays, tend to be cheaper than travelling over the weekend. This also applies to peak times of the year and bank holidays. Bus travel during those times is typically less affordable. Lastly, make sure to use Omio when searching for your tickets to ensure you get up-to-date, consolidated results from a variety of websites.

To Birmingham by bus—travel tips

Birmingham stands as one of the largest cities in the country and as such attracts a wide array of visitors throughout the year who come to explore this historical part of England. Back in the 18th century, Birmingham stood at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and earned its place at the forefront of scientific development.

Today, the city streets buzz with technologies of the modern age but are still home to an array of historical monuments, museums, parks and country houses. Let's check out a few of the must-see attractions in and around the city. If you're interested in motorbikes, head on down to the National Motorcycle Museum that boasts a plethora of motorcycles, some dating back to the late 1800s.

As a literary fan, you may want to jump on the Shakespeare Express and travel from the heart of Birmingham to Stratford Upon Avon. If you're a fan of history and art, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is the place for you. They offer a vast collection of art, social history, ethnography, and archaeology and covers hundreds of years of European culture.

FAQs: Cambridge to Birmingham coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Cambridge to Birmingham 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 Cambridge to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Cambridge to Birmingham can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Cambridge to Birmingham is £15; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cambridge to Birmingham coach time is 2 h 20 min   covering the 87 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Cambridge to Birmingham leaves at 05: 15. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Cambridge to Birmingham leaves at 21: 40.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cambridge to Birmingham without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry. There are 3 direct coaches from Cambridge to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Cambridge to Birmingham coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Birmingham from Cambridge to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Cambridge, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), Cambridge, Jesus College and Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in coach stations like Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Herald Rd (Birmingham Airport Coach Park) and Birmingham, Brunel Street.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Birmingham from Cambridge is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cambridge to Birmingham by coach is May.
You have options as you can travel from Cambridge to Birmingham 2 different ways: train or coach.

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