How to get from Coventry to Birmingham

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Travel Information to Birmingham from Coventry

distanceDistance17 miles (27 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £5
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £5 • 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 17 miles (27 km) to Birmingham from Coventry. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Coventry to Birmingham.

General Information about the journey from Coventry to Birmingham

Getting from Coventry to Birmingham is easy and fast. The two Midlands cities are only around 30 miles apart, so both bus and train journeys are good options. Whichever form of transport you prefer, the journey time won't be longer than 45 minutes by bus or 25 minutes by train. Buses and trains leave every hour, so whenever you want to travel, a suitable option should be available.

Buses from Coventry to Birmingham

Taking the bus is probably the simplest way to travel between Coventry and Birmingham. National Express runs buses at least once an hour between 8:25 a.m. and 00:05 a.m., and there are also a couple of departures in the middle of the night as well. The journey takes between 40 and 45 minutes at all times of day and no changes are required. Buses depart from Coventry Coach Station on Fairfax Street in the centre of town, and arrive at Birmingham Coach Station on Mill Lane. Services are as frequent at weekends as they are on weekdays, with plenty of bus connections to choose from.

Trains from Coventry to Birmingham

Coventry is a train hub, so there are a number of options for anyone travelling to Birmingham by rail. Companies operating on the route include Virgin, CrossCountry and London Midland, all of which run services into Birmingham New Street. Trains depart as early as 8:02 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays (slightly later on Sundays). The final departure for Birmingham leaves Coventry Station around midnight, and there are at least three trains an hour throughout the day. The journey only takes 25 minutes in total, and New Street is right at the heart of Birmingham, making it easy to reach city centre destinations.

Travel Tips: Travel from Coventry 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 Coventry to Birmingham.

There are 2 travel options from Coventry to Birmingham: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Coventry to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £4.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Birmingham by train, which costs on average £5 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Coventry to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 20 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 40 min.

The distance from Coventry to Birmingham is approximately 17 miles (27 km).

The average frequency per day from Coventry to Birmingham is:

  • 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Coventry 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 for travellers from Coventry to Birmingham:

  • Coaches most often depart from Coventry at Coventry, Tesco Extra and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Coventry to Birmingham most often leave from Coventry and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Birmingham by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Coventry to Birmingham for £4 on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Coventry to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £5.

Yes, there are direct services available between Coventry and Birmingham with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 50 direct trains per day with West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country.

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 Coventry.

Looking to extend your trip from Coventry to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Coventry to Birmingham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Coventry 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 £4 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £5 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Coventry 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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