How to get to London from Birmingham

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Travel Information between Birmingham and London

distanceDistance100 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£5 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 1 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or West Midlands Trains

Take a train or coach to travel 100 miles to London from Birmingham. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or West Midlands Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to London.

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from Birmingham to London

How to get to London from Birmingham by train, bus, flight or ferry.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Birmingham to London is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
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Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
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Avanti West Coast
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:38London Euston (EUS)
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West Midlands Railway
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:17London Euston (EUS)
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West Midlands Railway
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:49London Euston (EUS)
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West Midlands Railway
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:24London Euston (EUS)
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Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
13:45London, Victoria Coach Station
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station
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National Express
Birmingham, Coach Station
12:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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General Information About the Journey from Birmingham to London

The journey of around 200 kilometres from Birmingham to London can be completed between 1.5 - 2.5 hours by bus or train. The fastest travel option is generally the train, offered by Virgin Trains.

Buses from Birmingham to London

National Express offers a regular service from Birmingham to London, available each day and departing at least two times each hour through the majority of the day and early evening. Journeys take around 2.5 hours to travel between Birmingham Coach Station and London Victoria Coach Station. Each journey offered is direct between the two cities, with services commencing in the early morning and continuing until just after 9:00 p.m.

Trains from Birmingham to London

Virgin Trains's service departs Birmingham New Street every 20 minutes throughout the day. Travellers can be at London Euston Station in Central London in around 1.5 hours. Journeys begin each morning around 6:00 a.m. and continue until after 11:00 p.m. Chiltern Railways also operate a stopping service between Birmingham and London with a duration of around 2 hours.

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Travel to London from Birmingham on CrossCountry, National Express and FlixBus travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to London from Birmingham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Birmingham to London

      FAQs: Travel to London 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 Birmingham to London.

      There are 2 ways to get from Birmingham to London: train or coach.

      The cheapest way to travel between Birmingham and London is a coach with an average price of £5.

      This is compared to other travel options from Birmingham to London:

      Taking a coach costs £5 less than taking a train, which costs on average £10 for the same trip.

      The fastest way from Birmingham to London is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 33 min.

      There are alternative travel options to London that take longer:

      Getting to London by coach takes 2 h 25 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 100 miles from Birmingham to London.

      The average frequency per day from Birmingham to London is:

      • Around 11 coaches per day.
      • Around 14 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to London from Birmingham as scheduled services by train or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to London:

      • Coaches mostly depart from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in London Waterloo.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to London:

      • You can travel by coach to London from Birmingham with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Birmingham to London tickets for £5 on Omio.
      • You can go to London from Birmingham by train with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. You'll see cheap train tickets for £10 with Virgin Trains from Birmingham to London on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to London with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 11 direct coaches per day to take to London with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus.
      • You can find 14 direct trains per day to London with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains or Chiltern Railways.

      Direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!
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