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from Cambridge to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cambridge to Birmingham on 30 Nov we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:09Cambridge2h57 11:06Birmingham New Street
2 changes
09:09Cambridge2h58 12:07Birmingham New Street
2 changes
Other options
10:00Cambridge2h38 12:38Birmingham New Street
0 changes
10:14Cambridge2h52 13:06Birmingham New Street
2 changes
08:00Cambridge2h38 10:38Birmingham New Street
0 changes

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

30 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
1 Dec
£59Avanti West Coast
2 Dec
£48Avanti West Coast
3 Dec
£56Avanti West Coast
4 Dec
£60Avanti West Coast
5 Dec
£47Avanti West Coast
6 Dec
£41Avanti West Coast
7 Dec
£42Avanti West Coast
9 Dec
£41Avanti West Coast
10 Dec
£38Cross Country
11 Dec
£59Avanti West Coast
12 Dec
£44Avanti West Coast
16 Dec
£29Cross Country
17 Dec
£41Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
18 Dec
£41Avanti West Coast
19 Dec
£37Cross Country

Travel Information to Birmingham from Cambridge

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £59
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 4 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £59 • 2 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 87 miles (140 km) to Birmingham from Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Avanti West Coast 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.
What are my Cambridge to Birmingham travel options?

You can travel from Cambridge to Birmingham 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to Birmingham, which costs on average £19.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is £40 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cambridge to Birmingham costing on average £59.

What is the fastest way from Cambridge to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Cambridge to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 38 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h   of travel time.

How many miles from Cambridge to Birmingham would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 87 miles (140 km) from Cambridge to Birmingham.

How many services a day are there between Cambridge and Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to Birmingham is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When going from Cambridge to Birmingham, where do I depart from Cambridge and where do I arrive in Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Cambridge and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cambridge to Birmingham?

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

  • You can travel by coach between Cambridge and Birmingham with National Express, and you can find National Express Cambridge to Birmingham tickets for £19 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Cambridge and Birmingham with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Cambridge to Birmingham tickets for £59 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Cambridge to Birmingham?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cambridge to Birmingham with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with National Express.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Birmingham as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Birmingham from Cambridge.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Birmingham from Cambridge ends?
Your journey from Cambridge to Birmingham doesn't have to end in Birmingham. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Cambridge to Birmingham trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Birmingham today!
How early should I book tickets from Cambridge to Birmingham online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £19 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £59 one way on average for this route.

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.