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London to Birmingham

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01:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h3004:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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06:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1009:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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07:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h4509:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h0511:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h3512:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1513:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h5013:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h4514:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1015:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h5015:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h0016:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h1016:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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14:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h3017:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h5517:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1519:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:00London, Victoria Coach Station3h1020:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h0020:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h5020:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h5021:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h1022:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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20:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h4023:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h4023:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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21:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h0500:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h3501:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h5501:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h2002:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station4h3104:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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The fastest buses

from London
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Aug 21

Fastest Journey

2h 35m

Average

3h 5m

Buses per day

27

Distance

163 km

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.

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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h3501:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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£61One-way
2nd Fastest
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20:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h4023:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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£101One-way
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h4023:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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07:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h4509:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way
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11:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h4514:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Tue
Aug 20
£17West Midlands Railway
£11National Express
Wed
Aug 21
£24West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
Thu
Aug 22
£10West Midlands Railway
£8National Express
Fri
Aug 23
£17West Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Sat
Aug 24
£28West Midlands Railway
£8National Express
Sun
Aug 25
£17West Midlands Railway
£8National Express
Mon
Aug 26
£17West Midlands Railway
£7National Express
Tue
Aug 27
£10West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
Wed
Aug 28
£10West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
Thu
Aug 29
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
Fri
Aug 30
£8West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
Sat
Aug 31
£7Chiltern Railways
£6National Express
Sun
Sep 1
£7Chiltern Railways
£6National Express
Mon
Sep 2
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Tue
Sep 3
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Wed
Sep 4
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Thu
Sep 5
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Fri
Sep 6
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Sat
Sep 7
£7Chiltern Railways
£4National Express
Sun
Sep 8
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Mon
Sep 9
£8West Midlands Railway
£4National Express

The cheapest buses

from London
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Aug 21

Cheapest

£6

Average

£13

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.

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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h3501:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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£61One-way
2nd Cheapest
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21:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h0500:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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11:30London, Victoria Coach Station2h4514:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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21:00London, Victoria Coach Station2h4023:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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£71One-way
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19:30London, Victoria Coach Station3h1022:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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£81One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Birmingham Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
3 hours 57 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £5
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Birmingham
Distance:163 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Travelling by Coach from London to Birmingham

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.

Know before you go:

  • Coaches from London to Birmingham are run by National Express.
  • The average journey duration is 2h50m, although some journeys can take up to 3h35m.
  • Direct coaches run from London to Birmingham from 01:00 until 23:30.
  • Up to 2 coaches departing an hour throughout the day.
  • Coaches depart from London Victoria Bus Station and arrive into Birmingham Bus Station.

Cheapest Days to Travel by Bus

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.


Tips for Booking Cheap Coaches from London to Birmingham

  • To get the best price it's important to book at least one week in advance, the further in advance the better.
  • The cheapest day to book is a Tuesday, Friday is the most expensive day to travel.
  • The cheapest time of day to travel is either first thing in the morning or last in the evening.

Coach Station Information and Getting to the City Centre

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.

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Best fares for buses from London to Birmingham

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Fri, Aug 23
Bus
National Express
16:303h19:30
LondonBirmingham
Sat, Aug 24
Bus
National Express
16:002h 45m18:45
LondonBirmingham
Fastest Buses from London to Birmingham by duration
Thu, Aug 22
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
LondonBirmingham
Tue, Aug 27
Bus
National Express
21:302h 35m00:05
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Fri, Aug 30
Bus
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21:302h 35m00:05
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Return Journeys for Buses from Birmingham to London
Thu, Aug 22
Bus
National Express
12:453h 15m16:00
BirminghamLondon
Fri, Aug 23
Bus
National Express
20:303h 5m23:35
BirminghamLondon
Sat, Aug 24
Bus
National Express
19:452h 35m22:20
BirminghamLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Birmingham
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

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.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City

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