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Cheap coach tickets from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
FlixBus
19:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£101One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
20:052h25
London
22:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£101One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
05:302h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
08:00Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£101One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
14:303h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
17:45Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£111One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
15:102h35
London
17:45Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£111One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableLondon to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, 15 July
Megabus
00:208h20
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
08:40Birmingham
1 change
Megabus
00:203h10
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
03:30Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
05:005h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:35Birmingham
1 change
FlixBus
05:302h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
08:00Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
06:003h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
09:10Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
06:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
09:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
FlixBus
07:003h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:05Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
FlixBus
07:052h25
London
09:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
FlixBus
07:153h50
London
11:05Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
07:303h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
07:302h35
London
10:05Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
07:302h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:15Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
07:556h05
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
14:00Birmingham
1 change
National Express
08:003h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:10Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
08:003h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
08:055h55
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
14:00Birmingham
1 change
National Express
08:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
09:003h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:10Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
09:303h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:40Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
09:352h35
London
12:10Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
FlixBus
10:002h55
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:55Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
10:003h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
10:004h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:00Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
10:055h55
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
16:00Birmingham
1 change
Megabus
10:145h46
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
16:00Birmingham
1 change
National Express
10:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
10:302h25
London
12:55Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
FlixBus
10:303h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:45Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
10:503h10
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
14:00Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
11:003h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:15Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
11:102h35
London
13:45Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
FlixBus
11:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
11:303h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:40Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
12:003h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:15Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
12:004h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:00Birmingham
0 changes
FlixBus
12:052h25
London
14:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
12:303h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
12:503h10
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
16:00Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
13:009h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:50Birmingham
1 change
National Express
13:003h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:15Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
13:055h55
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
19:00Birmingham
1 change
Megabus
13:145h46
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
19:00Birmingham
1 change
National Express
13:303h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
13:359h15
London
22:50Birmingham
1 change
Megabus
14:205h35
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
19:55Birmingham
1 change
FlixBus
14:303h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
17:45Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
14:303h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
17:40Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
15:004h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:00Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
15:003h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
18:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
15:102h35
London
17:45Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
15:303h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:05Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
15:503h10
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
19:00Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
16:003h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
16:004h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
16:303h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
16:303h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:40Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
17:005h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:30Birmingham
1 change
FlixBus
17:052h35
London
19:40Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
17:205h40
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
23:00Birmingham
1 change
Megabus
17:295h31
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
23:00Birmingham
1 change
National Express
17:303h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:55Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
18:003h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
21:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
18:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
21:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
19:004h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:00Birmingham
0 changes
FlixBus
19:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
19:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
22:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
19:503h10
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
23:00Birmingham
0 changes
National Express
20:003h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:05Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
20:052h25
London
22:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
20:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
21:002h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:50Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
21:002h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:50Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
21:256h05
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
03:30Birmingham
1 change
National Express
21:302h50
London, Victoria Coach Station
00:20Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
21:302h20
London
23:50Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Megabus
21:335h57
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
03:30Birmingham
1 change
National Express
22:302h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:15Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
23:003h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
23:003h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
23:303h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
02:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
23:304h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
03:30Birmingham
0 changes
Megabus
23:309h10
London, Victoria Coach Station
08:40Birmingham
1 change
FlixBus
23:593h01
London, Victoria Coach Station
03:00Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
23:593h31
London, Victoria Coach Station
03:30Birmingham, Coach Station
1 change

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Bus times from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 49 m

Buses per day

84

Distance

163 km

Of the 84 buses that leave London for Birmingham every day 66 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
FlixBus
21:302h20
London
23:50Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
12:052h25
London
14:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£131One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
10:302h25
London
12:55Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£151One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
07:052h25
London
09:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
20:052h25
London
22:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
£101One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles
durationAverage coach duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyCoach frequency24 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 24 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus or FlixBus

Coaches from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 24 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £14, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

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

Buy your official National Express, Megabus and FlixBus coach tickets between London and Birmingham from £5 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

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

London to Birmingham coach information with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: £7
  • National Express frequency: 19 a day

Bus to Birmingham

Making the journey by coach from London to Birmingham is a stress-free way of travelling the 126 miles between the two cities. There are up to ten or more departures a day every day of the week. All of these are direct and take between three and 3.5 hours depending on departure time and traffic conditions. The first coach leaves London Victoria Coach Station early in the morning. The last departure is late evening. All routes terminate at Birmingham Coach Station.

Birmingham is a major metropolis in the West Midlands of England and is considered the second most important city in the UK after London. Birmingham also has the second busiest public transport network in the UK, part of which is its intercity bus (coach) system operating from Birmingham Coach Station, the central bus terminal. Among the major UK cities connected by bus to Birmingham are London, Belfast and Dublin.

National Express to Birmingham

National Express is the largest operator of long-haul bus (coach) services in the UK and is headquartered in Birmingham at the same address as Birmingham Coach Station which it uses as its national base of operations and central terminal for all UK coach traffic. National Express operates daily service with multiple departures from London Victoria Station in Central London enroute to Birmingham with a minimum of 15, a maximum of 17 trips or approx. 115 trips per week.

These are direct journeys lasting between 2h 45min – 3h 20min with the first departure around 7:30 a.m. and the last occurring around 11:30 p.m. In between, the daily bus schedule includes two departures each during the hours of 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. with at least one night bus at 11:30 p.m. National Express operates as many as 17 bus trips from Friday – Monday and as few as 15 during the middle of the week (Tuesday – Thursday) between London and the National Express Bus Station in Birmingham.

Megabus to Birmingham

Megabus is the other major operator and provider of intercity bus services with 11 daily or about 80 weekly departures from London to Birmingham using several routes in contrast with National Express. For example, of the 11 daily Megabus coach service departures from London, six of them originate from London Victoria Station in Central London and five from Heathrow Central Bus Station at Heathrow Airport. The destinations for these coaches are either Birmingham Hill Street/Railway Bridge bus stop or Birmingham International Station at Birmingham Airport.

The earliest and latest departures from London Victoria and Heathrow Central occurring at approx. 00:10 a.m. and approx. 11:30 p.m. are the only coaches destined for Birmingham Airport. All other Megabus coaches to Birmingham will terminate at the Hill Street/Railway Bridge bus stop. Megabus trips from Heathrow Central to Birmingham Airport takes between 2h 20min – 3h 10min while the journey from London Victoria to Hill Street/Railway Bridge takes between 3h – 4h travel time.

Birmingham Aerial View. Source: Shutterstock

Main bus stations in Birmingham

Birmingham Coach Station is the central bus (coach) terminal and the destination for most of the bus services from London locations to the city. It is located about 3.1 miles (4.8 km) or 12min by car, 7min via metro and approx. 7min by foot from downtown Birmingham. Among the facilities at National Express Bus Station Birmingham are ATM machines, waiting rooms, photo booth, newsagents and short stay parking.

Birmingham Hill Street/Railway Bridge bus stop is actually closer to the city centre at 1.9 miles (3 km) or 9min by car, 7min by metro and approx. 10min by foot from the city centre. Birmingham International Station is the farthest of the three local bus stations from the downtown area at 14 miles (22 km) or approx. 21min by car and about 20min via metro away. Birmingham Hill Street and Birmingham International are essentially pick-up/drop-off points so there are no major facilities available.

Onboard facilities Birmingham

For your trip from London to Birmingham, National Express allows each passenger two pieces of luggage of about 45 lbs (20 kg) each to be stored in the cargo hold and one carry bag which should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. All coaches are temperature controlled to provide air-conditioning or heat depending on the season and are equipped with a few other onboard facilities and services such as toilet and washroom, charging points at every seat, comfortable seating with head and foot rests and available Wi-Fi.

There is a luggage allowance of about 45 lbs (20 kg) plus one small carry bag per passenger on Megabus coaches which can be stored either in the overhead compartments or in the cargo hold. All coaches are temperature controlled to provide air-conditioning in the summer months and heat during the winter months for a comfortable journey from London to Birmingham. Additional onboard facilities include toilet with washroom, charging points at every seat, seats with extra legroom, foot and head rests as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Brimingham Night Shot. Source: Shutterstock

To Birmingham by bus-travel tips

The UK second city is reputed to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and you can still find vivid reminders of its mighty past as an industrial powerhouse. Black Country Living Museum, the reconstructed mining community in Dudley, is a fine example of life in Birmingham during that time. The city is also said to have more miles of canals than Venice and you can put that boast to the test with your own exploration of its waterways.

A few of them such as Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Grand Union Canal and Stratford Canal converge in the downtown area and are easy to discover. A Swift card is your key to the municipal bus, metro and commuter rail systems and is the best way to navigate the plentiful landmarks and attractions in Birmingham including LEGOLAND Discovery Centre which is a great day trip for the entire family.

Birmingham is a city brimming with history and culture, where the old blends seamlessly with the new and where there’s a bit of something for everyone to enjoy any season of the year. There are some fabulous walking tours like the Birmingham Heritage Walking Tours which introduce you to aspects of the city’s historic past like the Jewellery Quarter and the Canal Quarter. The suburb of Edgbaston is famous for its cricket grounds but it’s also home to the Botanical Gardens which is spread over 15 acres with aviaries, glasshouses and exotic flora and fauna indoors as well as out.

To sample some of the city’s diverse culture check out a couple of festivals while you’re in town. The Magical Lantern Festival kicks off Chinese New Year in Jan/Feb while BE FESTIVAL in July is one of the highlights on the calendar and Simmer Down Festival in August at Handsworth Park is a family-friendly celebration of cultural variety that is free for all. From Afternoon Tea to dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, there are several fine dining options in Birmingham such as Recess and 1565 – Park Regis Hotel. For something a bit more pedestrian, try the pub menu at The Victoria or the Caribbean jerk chicken at Jamaya.

Bus tickets to Birmingham

Useful to know

  • Electronic tickets are accepted on both National Express and Megabus coaches so there’s no need to print a hardcopy, but you should have one form of picture identification in case it’s necessary for boarding purposes. Most standard tickets are non-refundable but you can change up to one day prior to date of travel for an amendment fee and the difference in price if applicable.

  • Both operators offer Flexible ticket fares but National Express versions offer unlimited amendments, are fully refundable and can be cancelled free of charge if you are unable to travel. Tickets may be purchased from the bus driver on National Express coaches but you’ll have to purchase your Megabus tickets online since this service is not available on the route from London to Birmingham.

  • Both operators also offer discounted fares for children (up to age 15 on National Express and age 14 on Megabus) while National Express provides additional offers for season and multi-ride tickets. On Omio buying bus tickets to Birmingham is fast and easy and it’s possible to store all your tickets in your Omio account

FAQs: London to Birmingham coach

FAQs: Take the bus from London 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 London to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from London to Birmingham can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for London to Birmingham is £14; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Birmingham coach travel time is 2 h 20 min   for the 100 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from London to Birmingham leaves at 06: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from London to Birmingham leaves at 23: 30.
Yes, there are 24 direct coaches a day from London to Birmingham with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
Take the London to Birmingham coach with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Birmingham from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from London, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including London, Victoria Coach Station, London, Golders Green Station and London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in coach stations like Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway and Birmingham, Brunel Street.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 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 London 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 London to Birmingham by coach is October.
You have options as you can travel to Birmingham from London 2 different ways: train or coach.

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