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from Coventry to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Coventry to Birmingham on 4 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:27Coventry0h22 08:49Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£61One-way
Cheapest
12:30Coventry0h40 13:10Birmingham
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£51One-way
Other options
08:02Coventry0h23 08:25Birmingham New Street
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£51One-way
08:42Coventry0h23 09:05Birmingham New Street
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£51One-way
08:11Coventry0h31 08:42Birmingham New Street
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£61One-way

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Fri
3 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
Sat
4 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£4Flixbus
Sun
5 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£4Flixbus
Mon
6 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Wed
8 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Thu
9 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£4Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£4Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£4Flixbus
Mon
13 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
Thu
16 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£4Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£5Megabus
Mon
20 Dec
£5Cross Country
£6National Express
Wed
22 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£5Megabus
Thu
23 Dec
£5Avanti West Coast
£5Megabus

Travel Information from Coventry to Birmingham

distanceDistance17 miles (27 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £5
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £5 • 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus 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 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus 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.

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FAQs
How do you get from Coventry to Birmingham?

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

How do I get from Coventry to Birmingham the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Coventry to Birmingham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is generally £1 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £5 from Coventry to Birmingham.

What is the fastest way to get to Birmingham from Coventry?

The quickest way to travel between Coventry and Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 21 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 35 min   on average.

How many miles are between Coventry and Birmingham

You should expect to travel around 17 miles (27 km) from Coventry to Birmingham.

How many services a day are there to Birmingham from Coventry?

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.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Coventry to Birmingham:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Coventry, Transport Museum (HS1) and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Coventry to Birmingham most often leave from Coventry and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel operators can get me from Coventry to Birmingham?

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:

  • Megabus can take you to Birmingham by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Coventry to Birmingham for £5.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Birmingham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Coventry to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £5.
Can I find a direct route to Birmingham from Coventry?

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

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with National Express or Megabus.
  • 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 between Coventry and Birmingham.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip 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.
How far in advance should I book tickets to Birmingham from Coventry online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Coventry 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 £5 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £5 one way on average.

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