The cheapest buses from Stansted to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Cheapest

£26

Average

£38

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 Stansted to Birmingham will cost around £ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 26.

Cheapest
23:55London, Stansted Airport10h40 10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£261One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:35London, Stansted Airport5h50 17:25Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£271One-way
14:05London, Stansted Airport4h30 18:35Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£291One-way
06:05London, Stansted Airport4h30 10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£291One-way
10:35London, Stansted Airport4h30 15:05Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£291One-way

Timetable Stansted to Birmingham

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sun, 17 Oct
06:05London, Stansted Airport4h30 10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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07:10London, Stansted Airport5h20 12:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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08:05London, Stansted Airport4h30 12:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
09:30London, Stansted Airport4h55 14:25Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
10:35London, Stansted Airport4h30 15:05Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
11:10London, Stansted Airport5h35 16:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
11:35London, Stansted Airport5h50 17:25Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
13:00London, Stansted Airport4h30 17:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
14:05London, Stansted Airport4h30 18:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
16:35London, Stansted Airport4h25 21:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
17:30London, Stansted Airport4h15 21:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
18:50London, Stansted Airport4h10 23:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
21:00London, Stansted Airport4h05 01:05Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
22:05London, Stansted Airport4h45 02:50Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
23:55London, Stansted Airport10h40 10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes

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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
16 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Sun
17 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Mon
18 Oct
£49Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Tue
19 Oct
£49Avanti West Coast
£24National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£49Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£53Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£53Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£29Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£36Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£38Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£33Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£36Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£38Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£36Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£39Avanti West Coast
£18National Express

The fastest buses from Stansted to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

5 h 6 m

Buses per day

15

Distance

157 km

Of the 15 buses that leave Stansted for Birmingham every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 157 km distance in an average of 5 h 6 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 40 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.

Fastest
21:00London, Stansted Airport4h05 01:05Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£331One-way
2nd Fastest
18:50London, Stansted Airport4h10 23:00Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£321One-way
17:30London, Stansted Airport4h15 21:45Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£351One-way
16:35London, Stansted Airport4h25 21:00Birmingham, Coach Station
1 changes
£391One-way
13:00London, Stansted Airport4h30 17:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
£351One-way

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Coach Information to Birmingham from Stansted

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Stansted to Birmingham cover the 97 miles (157 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £23, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Stansted Airport and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Coach companies

National Express Stansted – Birmingham

National Express coaches will get you between Stansted and Birmingham from £21. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

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 Stansted - 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.

  • Average Price: £21

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Stansted and Birmingham are the following:

  • 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.

Coaches from Stansted to Birmingham

National Express provides the coaches from Stansted to Birmingham Coach Station. Over twenty coaches leave daily, at approximately one to two-hour intervals. The direct distance is just over 120 miles. The journey takes between four and five hours.

Which coach companies travel from Stansted to Birmingham?

National Express is the sole provider of coach services between Stansted Airport and Birmingham Coach Station. Passengers can book tickets for the coaches on the Stansted-Birmingham route online from Omio.

How long is the coach from Stansted to Birmingham?

Depending on whether passengers are required to change, the journey between Stansted and Birmingham takes between four and five hours. The shortest journey runs directly between the airport and Birmingham City. However, a number of the services require changes at Golders Green, Victoria Coach Station or Heathrow Airport. Passengers can connect to the service at Golders Green and Victoria Coach Station via scheduled London bus and Underground services.

How many coaches are there from Stansted to Birmingham?

Twenty-two coaches leave Stansted daily for Birmingham. The earliest bus leaves at 6:00 a.m. and the latest leaves at 1:00 a.m. The buses arrive at Birmingham coach station, for which there is no specified closing time. The most expensive tickets are required for coaches leaving Stansted in the mid-morning to noon, while the least expensive tickets are available for very early in the morning, between 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. However, these seats require passengers to change at the destinations outlined above.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Stansted to Birmingham?

Departure coach station: The coach and bus station at Stansted Airport is just a brief, two-minute walk away from the air terminal building. Facilities there include a newsagent, a coffee shop, toilets and pay phones.

Arrival coach station: Birmingham Coach Station is open 24 hours daily. It is situated in Digbeth, an area in the centre of the city. On arrival, passengers will find bathrooms and pay phones, a restaurant and newsagents, cash dispensing facilities, WiFi and charging points. It is easy to travel to the city centre by taxi and the number 3 bus, which connects Digbeth with the city centre.

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest coach to Birmingham from Stansted?
You can find a cheap coach from Stansted to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £21  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Stansted to Birmingham?
If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Stansted to Birmingham coach to cost on average £23  one way.
What is the distance between Stansted and Birmingham via coach?
You should expect to travel around 97 miles (157 km)  to Birmingham from Stansted by coach.
What is the average Stansted to Birmingham coach duration?
On average the Stansted to Birmingham coach time is 4 h 30 min  covering the 97 miles (157 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Stansted to Birmingham coach leave from? Which Birmingham coach station do I come into from Stansted?

There are a few coach stations in Stansted to start your journey from including Stansted, London Stansted Airport and London, Stansted Airport Coach Station. In Birmingham you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Stansted Airport   and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Where is the coach station in Stansted? Where is the coach station in Birmingham?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Stansted Airport and travel around 2 mile (s) / 4 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the coach station to the city centre in Birmingham.

Which coach companies can get me from Stansted to Birmingham?
For the trip from Stansted to Birmingham you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Birmingham from Stansted on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I book a direct coach from Stansted to Birmingham?
Yes, you can look for direct coaches from Stansted to Birmingham with National Express  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 route.
What time is the earliest coach from Stansted to Birmingham? What time is the last coach from Stansted to Birmingham?
The first coach from Stansted to Birmingham leaves at 05: 05   and the last coach for this leaves at 22: 55. Omio shows you the latest coach from Stansted to Birmingham schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
When should I purchase Stansted Birmingham coach tickets to score the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket from Stansted to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £23 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Stansted and Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey