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Of the 27 bus that leave London for Birmingham every day 26 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 163 km distance in an average of 3h 5m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 2h 35m .
The slowest bus will take 4h 31m 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.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Birmingham will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
3 hours 57 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£5|
|Buses depart from:||London|
|Bus arrives in:||Birmingham|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
Buses from London to Birmingham depart from London Victoria bus station, most services run direct with up to 29 services per day running at least once an hour. The journey takes around 3 hours and arrives into Birmingham coach station.
The table below displays the cheapest days to travel throughout the week by bus, on average, across the U.K. You can save yourself almost £10 by booking to travel on a Tuesday instead of the most expensive day, Friday. In general, to travel during the week is cheaper, although a Sunday is also a cheaper day to travel by bus.
Departing from London: Coaches from London to Birmingham depart from Victoria Coach Station in the southwest of London, close to Westminster on Buckingham Palace Road. Passengers can get to Victoria Coach Station by taking the District & Circle Lines or the Victoria Line on the Underground and then walk the few minutes to the coach station. Passengers can also take a local bus to the station from many areas around London and walk the same distance to the coach station. Victoria departure terminal closes at 01:00 and opens again at 05:00. There are refreshments, cash machines and a left luggage office. Passengers are advised to be at Victoria Coach station at least 30 minutes before the departure time.
Arriving in Birmingham: Coaches from London to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, located to the southwest of the city centre on Mill Lane and is open 24h. There are several buses that depart from the Coach station to the city centre and takes just 10 minutes, or 15 minutes to walk. Birmingham coach station has some facilities including charging points, a newsagents, WiFi, parking and pay phones.