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.
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9 h 15 m
9 h 30 m
Buses per day
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.
|Distance||244 miles (394 km)|
|Average coach duration||9 h 25 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£25 (€28)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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 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.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Edinburgh and 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.
National Express is the sole provider that runs coaches 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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