The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£30

Average

£37

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 Edinburgh to Birmingham will cost around £ 37 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 30.

Cheapest
21:10Edinburgh9h35 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£301One-way
Cheapest
08:45Edinburgh9h25 18:10Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£301One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£331One-way
20:35Edinburgh9h50 06:25Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£421One-way
10:45Edinburgh9h15 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£491One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thu, 28 Oct
08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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08:45Edinburgh9h25 18:10Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:45Edinburgh9h15 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
20:35Edinburgh9h50 06:25Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
21:10Edinburgh9h35 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Wed
27 Oct
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£27National Express
£109easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£83Cross Country
£30National Express
£49easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£83Cross Country
£25National Express
£82easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£148Cross Country
£27National Express
£127easyJet
Sun
31 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£93easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£42easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£39easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£50easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£65easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£39easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£47easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£56easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
£41easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
£32easyJet
Wed
10 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
£56easyJet
Thu
11 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
£51easyJet
Fri
12 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£36easyJet
Sat
13 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
£36easyJet
Sun
14 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£56easyJet
Mon
15 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
£32easyJet
Tue
16 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£31easyJet

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

9 h 15 m

Average

9 h 30 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

395 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Edinburgh for Birmingham every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 395 km distance in an average of 9 h 30 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 9 h 15 m .

The slowest buses will take 9 h 50 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.

Fastest
10:45Edinburgh9h15 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£491One-way
2nd Fastest
08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£331One-way
2nd Fastest
08:45Edinburgh9h25 18:10Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£301One-way
21:10Edinburgh9h35 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£301One-way
20:35Edinburgh9h50 06:25Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£421One-way

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Coach Information to Birmingham from Edinburgh

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
durationAverage coach duration9 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£25 (€28)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham cover the 244 miles (394 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £21, but the average price of coach tickets is £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Coach companies

National Express between Edinburgh and Birmingham

You can travel by coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham with National Express for as low as £21. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express

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 Edinburgh to Birmingham, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £21

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Edinburgh and Birmingham:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham

The main carrier operating a coach service from Edinburgh to Birmingham is National Express. Services are inexpensive and relatively frequent with five or six services in operation, depending on the day. The coaches depart from Edinburgh Bus Station in Elder Street and arrive at Birmingham Coach Station. Most services between the two cities are direct, though some services involve changing at Glasgow Buchanan Street or at Leeds Coach Station.

Which coach companies travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

National Express is the sole provider that runs coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

How long is the coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Journey times between the Scottish capital and the UK’s second largest city vary from a little over eight hours to up to ten and a half hours, depending on several factors. One factor is the time of day. Coaches leaving Edinburgh and/or arriving in Birmingham at peak times can be slowed down by traffic. The other factor that has an impact on the journey time is whether or not the service is a direct one. Journeys that involve changing at Glasgow Buchanan Street or Leeds Coach Station involve some time spent in the changeover city, which will naturally extend a journey time.

How many coaches are there from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

There are usually five or six services operating from Edinburgh to Birmingham depending on the day. National Express usually runs an early morning coach, as well as an overnight coach for those wanting to sleep and other services at regular intervals throughout the day.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Departure coach station: Edinburgh Bus Station on Elder Street is located in the city centre and is close to local bus stops, trams and a taxi rank. Facilities include public toilets, baby changing facilities, luggage lockers, payphones, a cash machine, bicycle racks, vending machines, phone chargers and a shop.

Arrival coach station: Birmingham Coach Station is centrally located in Birmingham city centre. The station has good access to local bus routes and is a 10-minute walk away from Birmingham New Street Train Station. There is also a taxi rank at the station. Facilities here include a waiting area, public toilets, coffee shop, newsagent, WiFi and an ATM.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches between Edinburgh and Birmingham?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham to cost as little as £21  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham on average?
If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Birmingham coach to cost on average £25  one way.
What is the distance between Edinburgh and Birmingham via coach?
The coach distance from Edinburgh to Birmingham is around 244 miles (394 km).
What is the average Edinburgh to Birmingham coach duration?
The Edinburgh to Birmingham coach duration is on average 9 h 25 min, which is to be expected when travelling 244 miles (394 km) to Birmingham from Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which coach station from Edinburgh to Birmingham do I depart from? Which Birmingham coach station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

When taking a coach from Edinburgh, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. When you arrive in Birmingham, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Edinburgh Waverley   to Birmingham, Coach Station.

Where do I find the Edinburgh coach station to Birmingham? Where is the Birmingham coach station?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival coach station in Birmingham, called Birmingham, Coach Station, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
If you're looking for coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham, you can rely on National Express to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Edinburgh to Birmingham journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham, consider travelling with National Express. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
What time is the earliest coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham? What time is the last coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
The first coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham leaves at 07: 20   and the last coach for this leaves at 21: 10. Omio shows you the latest coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham to get the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham is on average £25 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham available a few months in advance.

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