How to get from Cambridge to Birmingham

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Travel Information from Cambridge to Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £38
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 87 miles (140 km) from Cambridge to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Cambridge to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cambridge 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 Cambridge to Birmingham.

There are 2 ways to travel from Cambridge to Birmingham including taking a coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is about £32 less than a train, which costs on average £38 for this route.

The fastest way from Cambridge to Birmingham is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 38 min   of travel time.

The distance from Cambridge to Birmingham is approximately 87 miles (140 km).

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to Birmingham is:

  • 2 coaches per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Cambridge to Birmingham depart from Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9) to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cambridge to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cambridge to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £6.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Cambridge to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £38.

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

  • You can find 2 direct coaches per day to Birmingham with Megabus.

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 book tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cambridge 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 Cambridge and Birmingham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Birmingham and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Cambridge to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £6 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £38 one way.

But we recommend booking Cambridge to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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