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Of the 188 bus that leave Luton for Birmingham every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 121 km distance in an average of 6h 7m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 1h 55m .
The slowest bus will take 9h 5m 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 traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Luton to Birmingham will cost around £ 29 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
3 hours 7 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£14|
|Buses depart from:||Luton|
|Bus arrives in:||Birmingham|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
There are fast and frequent departures from Luton to Birmingham throughout the day, seven days a week. Buses depart from the early hours of the morning until just before midnight. Passengers can choose to depart from either Luton Interchange in the town centre or from Luton Airport. The fastest journey time on non-stop buses is under two hours. Some indirect services take up to five and a half hours.
National Express is the only coach company operating the route from Luton to Birmingham. This company operates both the non-stop services as well as those requiring a change of coaches.
The fastest coaches from Luton to Birmingham are the non-stop services. These can take less than two hours for a late night service from Luton's Airport. Non-stop services can take more than three hours if a peak time departure is required. Services requiring a change of buses at Luton Airport for Luton Bus Station departures or at London Victoria can take up to five and a half hours.
There are 25 daily departures between these two places on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays. The first coaches leave in the very early morning hours from Luton Airport. The first Luton Bus Station departures are in the early morning. The last departures, again from Luton Airport, are just before midnight. There are bus departures from either the airport or the bus station at least every hour.
Departure coach station: Luton Interchange is one of two departure points passengers can choose from for coach travel to Birmingham. It's in the centre of the town, with fast food outlets, restaurants and other facilities close by. The railway station is within walking distance. Luton Airport is the other departure point for buses to Birmingham. There are many facilities available at the airport, including public toilets, fast food outlets, shops, cash points and left luggage facilities.
Arrival coach station: Birmingham Coach Station is where services from Luton arrive. It's in the centre of Birmingham, within ten minutes' walk of New Street Railway Station. There are toilets, cash machines and food outlets at the coach station.