Timetable Edinburgh to Birmingham

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08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:45Edinburgh9h25 20:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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21:10Edinburgh9h35 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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Fastest Journey

9 h 25 m

Average

9 h 28 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

395 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Edinburgh for Birmingham every day 2 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 28 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 9 h 25 m .

The slowest buses will take 9 h 35 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
08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£221One-way
Fastest
10:45Edinburgh9h25 20:10Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£441One-way
2nd Fastest
21:10Edinburgh9h35 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£201One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
29 Jul
£105Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£110easyJet
Fri
30 Jul
£105Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£83easyJet
Sat
31 Jul
£88Cross Country
£28National Express
£73easyJet
Sun
1 Aug
£84Cross Country
£28National Express
£66easyJet
Mon
2 Aug
£88Cross Country
£21National Express
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Tue
3 Aug
£70Cross Country
£19National Express
£59easyJet
Wed
4 Aug
£70Cross Country
£14National Express
£53easyJet
Thu
5 Aug
£71Cross Country
£21National Express
£60easyJet
Fri
6 Aug
£105Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£63easyJet
Sat
7 Aug
£51Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£67easyJet
Sun
8 Aug
£81Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£60easyJet
Mon
9 Aug
£77Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
£53easyJet
Tue
10 Aug
£70Cross Country
£19National Express
£39easyJet
Wed
11 Aug
£70Cross Country
£14National Express
£52easyJet
Thu
12 Aug
£70Cross Country
£14National Express
£36easyJet
Fri
13 Aug
£94Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£45easyJet
Sat
14 Aug
£43Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£75easyJet
Sun
15 Aug
£84Cross Country
£28National Express
£55easyJet
Mon
16 Aug
£70Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£53easyJet
Tue
17 Aug
£71Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£57easyJet

The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 29 Jul

Cheapest

£25

Average

£36

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 £ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 25.

Cheapest
21:10Edinburgh9h35 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£251One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£281One-way
10:45Edinburgh9h25 20:10Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£541One-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. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £25, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £19. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Coach companies

National Express Edinburgh – Birmingham

Buy your official National Express coach tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham from £19 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 244 miles (394 km) between Edinburgh and Birmingham and pay as low as £19 if you book in advance.

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. Check the National Express coach timetable from Edinburgh to Birmingham, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap coach tickets on Omio today!

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Edinburgh and Birmingham are the following:

  • 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
How much do cheap coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham cost?
You can find a cheap coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £19  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Birmingham coach to cost on average £25  one way.
How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Birmingham by coach?
The Edinburgh to Birmingham coach distance is approximately 244 miles (394 km).
What is the average Edinburgh to Birmingham coach duration?
The coach time from Edinburgh to Birmingham is on average 9 h 25 min  for the 244 miles (394 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Edinburgh and Birmingham by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham, which coach station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which coach station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

Some of the Edinburgh coach stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Birmingham include Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Birmingham, Coach Station.

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

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Birmingham, Coach Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the 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 route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Edinburgh to Birmingham direct coach services?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Edinburgh to Birmingham on Omio with National Express, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your coach ticket.
When is the earliest coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham? When is the last coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
The first Edinburgh to Birmingham coach departs at 07: 20   and the last coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham leaves at 10: 55. Check out the most up-to-date Edinburgh to Birmingham coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy coach tickets between Edinburgh and Birmingham to score the best deals?
You can find a coach to Birmingham from Edinburgh to cost on average £25 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to Birmingham coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.