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.
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4 h 5 m
5 h 6 m
Buses per day
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.
|Distance||97 miles (157 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£23 (€26)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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 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.
National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Stansted and Birmingham are the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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