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from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Birmingham on 27 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:52Edinburgh Waverley4h13 13:05Birmingham New Street
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£621One-way
Cheapest
21:10Edinburgh9h35 06:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£231One-way
Other options
08:45Edinburgh9h25 18:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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£271One-way
08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£271One-way
10:45Edinburgh9h15 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£471One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£45easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£45easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£83Cross Country
£25National Express
£82easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£104Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£117easyJet
Sun
31 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£92easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£34easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£79Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
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Wed
3 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£46easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£65easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
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£21National Express
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Sat
6 Nov
£87Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
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Sun
7 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£56easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
£37easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
10 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
£50easyJet
Thu
11 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
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Fri
12 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£35easyJet
Sat
13 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
£36easyJet
Sun
14 Nov
£70Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£62easyJet
Mon
15 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
£31easyJet

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Birmingham

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £78
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 9 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £78 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 244 miles (394 km) between Edinburgh and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

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FAQs
What are my Edinburgh to Birmingham travel options?

You can travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is £60 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham costing on average £78.

A coach is £43 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Birmingham costing on average £62.

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

The quickest way to travel to Birmingham from Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 12 min   on average.

How far is Birmingham from Edinburgh?

You should expect to travel around 244 miles (394 km) from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Birmingham is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Birmingham?

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

  • Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham most often leave from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Birmingham International Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham New Street.
Who can get me from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

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

  • You can travel to Birmingham from Edinburgh by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £78 with easyJet from Edinburgh to Birmingham.
  • You can go to Birmingham from Edinburgh by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with National Express from Edinburgh to Birmingham on Omio.
  • You can go to Birmingham from Edinburgh by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £62 with Avanti West Coast from Edinburgh to Birmingham on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Birmingham with National Express.
  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Birmingham with Avanti West Coast or 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 purchase tickets for this trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh 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 early should I book Edinburgh to Birmingham tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Edinburgh 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 plane ticket is £78 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £18 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £62 one way on average.

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