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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 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£281One-way
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08:20Edinburgh9h25 17:45Birmingham, Coach Station
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£281One-way
Other options
09:00Edinburgh Waverley4h28 13:28Birmingham New Street
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£711One-way
10:10Edinburgh Airport1h15 11:25Birmingham International Airport
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£1221One-way
10:45Edinburgh9h25 20:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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£501One-way

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Tue
27 Jul
£70Cross Country
£28National Express
£86easyJet
Wed
28 Jul
£70Cross Country
£28National Express
£86easyJet
Thu
29 Jul
£70Cross Country
£30National Express
£82easyJet
Fri
30 Jul
£106Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
£83easyJet
Sat
31 Jul
£51Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
£73easyJet
Sun
1 Aug
£84Cross Country
£25National Express
£66easyJet
Mon
2 Aug
£88Cross Country
£21National Express
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Tue
3 Aug
£70Cross Country
£17National Express
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Wed
4 Aug
£70Cross Country
£14National Express
£53easyJet
Thu
5 Aug
£70Cross Country
£21National Express
£48easyJet
Fri
6 Aug
£106Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£64easyJet
Sat
7 Aug
£46Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£67easyJet
Sun
8 Aug
£70Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£59easyJet
Mon
9 Aug
£77Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
£53easyJet
Tue
10 Aug
£70Cross Country
£19National Express
£39easyJet
Wed
11 Aug
£70Cross Country
£14National Express
£52easyJet
Thu
12 Aug
£70Cross Country
£14National Express
£36easyJet
Fri
13 Aug
£71Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£45easyJet
Sat
14 Aug
£43Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
£75easyJet
Sun
15 Aug
£84Cross Country
£28National Express
£55easyJet

Travel Information from Edinburgh to Birmingham

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £50
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 7 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £32 • 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 £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are easyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

Travel Tips

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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 Edinburgh to Birmingham.
FAQs
What are my Edinburgh to Birmingham travel options?

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Birmingham: flight, coach or train.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The distance between Edinburgh and Birmingham is around 244 miles (394 km).

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

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham International Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies 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 take a flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £32 with easyJet from Edinburgh to Birmingham.
  • You can travel between Edinburgh and Birmingham by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £25 with National Express from Edinburgh to Birmingham.
  • You can go to Birmingham from Edinburgh by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £50 with Avanti West Coast from Edinburgh to Birmingham on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Edinburgh 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 plane ticket for this trip is £32 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £25 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £50 one way on average for this route.

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.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham, which costs on average £25.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach journey is usually £6 less than a journey to Birmingham by plane, which costs on average £32 for the same trip.

A coach journey is usually £25 less than a journey to Birmingham by train, which costs on average £50 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Birmingham from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h 25 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 12 min   of travel time.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Birmingham
Edinburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.