The cheapest buses from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£5

Average

£15

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 London to Birmingham will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.

2nd Cheapest
09:00London2h55 11:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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£51One-way
11:30London3h05 14:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
20:30London3h00 23:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
19:30London2h50 22:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
14:00London2h55 16:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way

Timetable London to Birmingham

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00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h25 02:35Birmingham, Airport
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00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 03:00Birmingham
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07:30London3h05 10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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08:00London3h00 11:00Birmingham
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08:30London3h05 11:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:00London2h55 11:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:30London3h05 12:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:00London3h55 13:55Birmingham
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10:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 13:55Birmingham
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11:30London3h05 14:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:00London2h55 15:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:30London2h55 16:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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14:00London2h55 16:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:00London3h20 18:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:30London3h20 18:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:30London3h50 19:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:00London3h00 19:00Birmingham
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16:30London3h20 19:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h20 19:00Birmingham
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18:00London3h15 21:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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18:30London3h00 21:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:00London3h50 22:50Birmingham
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19:30London2h50 22:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 22:50Birmingham
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20:30London3h00 23:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:30London3h05 02:35Birmingham, Airport
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23:30London3h20 02:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:30London3h30 03:00Birmingham
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The fastest buses from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 7 m

Buses per day

28

Distance

163 km

Of the 28 buses that leave London for Birmingham every day 28 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 163 km distance in an average of 3 h 7 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 55 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.

2nd Fastest
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h20 19:00Birmingham
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£221One-way
00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h25 02:35Birmingham, Airport
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£221One-way
19:30London2h50 22:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 03:00Birmingham
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£221One-way
13:30London2h55 16:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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£221One-way

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Coach Information between London and Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£3 (€4)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus

Coaches from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long route taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £3, but the average price of coach tickets is £3. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Coach companies

FlixBus and National Express between London and Birmingham

You can travel by coach between London and Birmingham with FlixBus and National Express for as low as £3. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between London and Birmingham.

Book your FlixBus London to Birmingham coach with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check FlixBus’s up-to-date coach timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Birmingham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable FlixBus coach tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between London and Birmingham is 100 miles (162 km), and the best price for a one-way London - Birmingham FlixBus coach ticket starts at £3 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your FlixBus ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by coach. Waiting in a queue at the coach station to purchase your coach ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your coach tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with FlixBus!

When you buy your FlixBus coach tickets from London to Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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

Travel Tips

Buses from London to Birmingham
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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches from London to Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Birmingham from London for as low as £3  for the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from London to Birmingham cost on average?
If you are looking to purchase your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Birmingham coach to cost on average £3  one way.
What is the distance by coach from London to Birmingham?
You should expect to travel around 100 miles (162 km)  between London and Birmingham by coach.
How long is the coach to Birmingham from London?
On average the coach from London to Birmingham duration is 2 h 15 min  for the 100 miles (162 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station in London goes to Birmingham? Which coach station do I come into Birmingham from London?

Omio customers book a coach from London Victoria   to Birmingham, Coach Station   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival coach station, Birmingham, Coach Station, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Birmingham.

Which coach companies should I travel with from London to Birmingham?
Take the London to Birmingham coach with National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route between London and Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I purchase a direct coach from London to Birmingham?
Yes, you can look for direct coaches from London to Birmingham with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
What time is the earliest coach from London to Birmingham? What time is the last coach from London to Birmingham?
You can take the first coach from London to Birmingham at 08: 00   or take the last coach from London to Birmingham leaving at 21: 30. Look for the latest London Birmingham coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this journey.
How early should I purchase coach tickets to Birmingham from London to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy coach tickets from London to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £3 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from London to Birmingham a few months in advance.
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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 not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City