Cheap bus tickets from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

£6

Average

£17

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 £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.

19:00London3h50 22:50Birmingham
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£61One-way
13:00London4h00 17:00Birmingham
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£91One-way
10:00London3h55 13:55Birmingham
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£91One-way
21:30London2h50 00:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way
22:30London2h45 01:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way

Bus Timetable London to Birmingham

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00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h05 03:15Birmingham, Airport
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00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h30 03:40Birmingham
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06:00London2h55 08:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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07:30London2h55 10:25Birmingham, Coach Station
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08:00London2h45 10:45Birmingham
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08:30London3h00 11:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:00London3h05 12:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:30London3h05 12:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:00London3h55 13:55Birmingham
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10:00London3h00 13:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:30London3h00 13:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 13:55Birmingham
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11:00London2h55 13:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:30London3h10 14:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:00London3h15 15:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:00London2h55 15:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:00London4h00 17:00Birmingham
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13:30London3h05 16:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 17:00Birmingham
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14:30London3h10 17:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:00London3h10 18:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:30London3h20 18:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:00London3h10 19:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:00London3h45 19:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:00London3h00 19:00Birmingham
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16:30London3h10 19:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h20 19:00Birmingham
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17:30London3h10 20:40Birmingham, Coach Station
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18:00London3h10 21:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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18:30London3h00 21:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:00London3h50 22:50Birmingham
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19:30London3h00 22:30Birmingham, 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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21:30London2h50 00:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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22:30London2h45 01:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:30London3h20 02:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:30London4h10 03:40Birmingham
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23:30London3h45 03:15Birmingham, Airport
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23:30London3h20 02:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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23:59London5h16 05:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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Sun
29 May
£18West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
Mon
30 May
£18Chiltern Railways
£9Megabus
Tue
31 May
£25West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
Wed
1 Jun
£21West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£19West Midlands Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
£21West Midlands Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£8West Midlands Railway
£6Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£16West Midlands Railway
£6Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£19West Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
7 Jun
£16West Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Wed
8 Jun
£15West Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
9 Jun
£18Chiltern Railways
£5National Express
Fri
10 Jun
£11Chiltern Railways
£4Flixbus
Sat
11 Jun
£16West Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Sun
12 Jun
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£4Flixbus
Mon
13 Jun
£12West Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
14 Jun
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£6Megabus
Wed
15 Jun
£18Chiltern Railways
£6Megabus
Thu
16 Jun
£19West Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
Fri
17 Jun
£11Chiltern Railways
£4Flixbus

Bus times from London to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 14 m

Buses per day

41

Distance

163 km

Of the 41 buses that leave London for Birmingham every day 40 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 14 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 5 h 16 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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£201One-way
22:30London2h45 01:15Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way
08:00London2h45 10:45Birmingham
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£111One-way
21:30London2h50 00:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way
11:00London2h55 13:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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£281One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Infobus, Flixbus or Megabus

Coaches from London to Birmingham cover the 100 miles (162 km) long route taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, Infobus, Flixbus or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £6, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus London to Birmingham

Buy your official National Express 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 convenient journey.

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National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Birmingham coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

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

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    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: Coach to Birmingham from London

    Take the bus to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Birmingham.
    FAQs

    What is the price of the cheapest coach from London to Birmingham?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between London and Birmingham for as little as £5  in the next 7 days.

    How much does the coach from London to Birmingham cost on average?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between London and Birmingham is £6  one way.

    What is the distance by coach from London to Birmingham?

    The coach distance from London to Birmingham is around 100 miles (162 km).

    How long is the coach between London and Birmingham?

    While the time it takes to travel 100 miles (162 km) to Birmingham from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from London to Birmingham is on average 2 h 35 min.

    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?

    You can find the most popular departure coach station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival coach station in Birmingham, called Birmingham, Coach Station, is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from its city centre.

    Which coach companies can get me from London to Birmingham?

    If you're looking for coaches from London to Birmingham, you can rely on National Express, Infobus, Flixbus or Megabus to get you to Birmingham. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Birmingham journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Are there any London to Birmingham direct coach services?

    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.

    When is the earliest coach from London to Birmingham? When is the last coach from London to Birmingham?

    You can take the first coach from London to Birmingham at 07: 30   or take the last coach from London to Birmingham leaving at 23: 30. Look for the latest London Birmingham coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this journey.

    How far in advance should I book a coach ticket to Birmingham from London to get the best deals?

    If you purchase London to Birmingham coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £6. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from London to Birmingham. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.