How to get to London from Birmingham by train, bus, flight or ferry.
The best way to travel from Birmingham to London is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach|
|Fastest mode||Coach • £34 • 3 h 25 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus|
Take a coach to travel 100 miles between Birmingham and London. Megabus is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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.
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.
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.
You can travel by train or coach for as low as £5 (€5). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Birmingham and London. 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.
You can get from Birmingham to London by coach.
Going by coach is the quickest way from Birmingham to London with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.
The Birmingham to London distance is approximately 100 miles.
The average frequency per day from Birmingham to London is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Birmingham to London as scheduled services by 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:
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Yes, there is a direct route available from Birmingham to London:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to London from Birmingham.
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