How to get from Bristol to Birmingham

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from Bristol to Birmingham

You can get from Bristol to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Birmingham on 10 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00Bristol, Marlborough Street2h00 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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16:30Bristol, Marlborough Street2h00 18:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:00Bristol, Marlborough Street2h00 12:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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19:25Bristol, Marlborough Street1h55 21:20Birmingham, Coach Station
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11:00Bristol, Marlborough Street2h00 13:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham 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 Bristol to Birmingham.

There are 4 ways to travel from Bristol to Birmingham including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Bristol to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is about £27 less than a train, which costs on average £36 for this trip.

The fastest way from Bristol to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 18 min.

Other travel options to Birmingham from Bristol can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 45 min.

Birmingham is approximately 76 miles away from Bristol.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Birmingham is:

  • Around 7 coaches per day.
  • 26 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Bristol and Birmingham as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bristol to Birmingham:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Bristol to Birmingham depart from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street.

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

  • You can travel between Bristol and Birmingham by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with Megabus from Bristol to Birmingham.
  • You can travel by train between Bristol and Birmingham with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Bristol to Birmingham tickets for £36 on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Birmingham with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus with around 6 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 19 direct trains per day to Birmingham with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

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

When planning your trip from Bristol to Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £9 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £36 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Bristol and Birmingham online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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