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from Leeds to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leeds to Birmingham on 24 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30Leeds, Coach Station2h30 09:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£81One-way
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06:30Leeds, Coach Station2h30 09:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£81One-way
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07:45Leeds, Coach Station3h15 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£81One-way
09:00Leeds, Coach Station3h00 12:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£81One-way
16:00Leeds, Coach Station3h10 19:10Birmingham, Coach Station
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£81One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Thu
23 Sep
£75Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Fri
24 Sep
£37Cross Country
£8National Express
Sat
25 Sep
£37Cross Country
£5National Express
Sun
26 Sep
£37Cross Country
£6National Express
Mon
27 Sep
£37Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Tue
28 Sep
£29Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Wed
29 Sep
£29Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Thu
30 Sep
£29Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Fri
1 Oct
£37Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Sat
2 Oct
£37Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Mon
4 Oct
£37Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Tue
5 Oct
£29Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Wed
6 Oct
£29Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Thu
7 Oct
£29Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Fri
8 Oct
£37Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Sat
9 Oct
£37Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Sun
10 Oct
£37Cross Country
£4Flixbus
Wed
13 Oct
£29Cross Country
£4Flixbus

Travel Information to Birmingham from Leeds

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £38
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £38 • 1 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 92 miles (148 km) between Leeds and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Leeds to Birmingham.

General Information about the journey from Leeds to Birmingham

Birmingham and Leeds may be two of the UK's largest cities, but they are only separated by about 118 miles. This means that you can easily reach Birmingham by coach or train from Leeds and makes flying a less convenient option. Most departures from Leeds will leave from Leeds Coach Station in York Street or the city's major train station on New Station street although you may be able to join services to Birmingham at other nearby bus stops and suburban train stations as well. Regardless of the mode of transport, the journey shouldn't take much more than 3 hours.

Buses from Leeds to Birmingham

Taking the bus to Birmingham is a very popular option for budget travellers, and there are plenty of departures every day to choose from. Every National Express service departs from Leeds Coach Station and arrives at Birmingham Coach Station in Digbeth, with a suburban stop in nearby Lichfield. All Megabus journeys leave from York Street in central Leeds, arriving at Birmingham Hill Street via Manchester, with a journey time of just over 3 hours.

Trains from Leeds to Birmingham

Those travelling to Birmingham from Leeds by train can catch services operated by Cross Country Trains, which offers express and saver services, with the fastest journey taking just 2 hours and 10 minutes to reach Birmingham New Street Station. All trains from Leeds depart from the town's major train station, which can be found a short walk or bus journey from the city centre. Because of the frequency of trains, travellers can easily find a departure time to suit their needs - with very early and late night services on offer as well as regular departures 7 days a week.

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FAQs
How do I go from Leeds to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways to get from Leeds to Birmingham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Leeds to Birmingham?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Leeds to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is £32 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Leeds to Birmingham costing on average £38.

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

The fastest way from Leeds to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 53 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by coach can take on average 2 h 20 min.

How many miles are between Leeds and Birmingham

Birmingham is approximately 92 miles (148 km) away from Leeds.

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

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Birmingham is:

  • 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Leeds and Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Leeds Railway Station to Birmingham New Street.
Which travel operators can get me from Leeds to Birmingham?

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

  • You can travel between Leeds and Birmingham by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with National Express from Leeds to Birmingham.
  • You can travel between Leeds and Birmingham by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £38 with Cross Country from Leeds to Birmingham.
Where should I go next after I travel to Birmingham from Leeds?
Many of our customers travelling from Leeds to Birmingham don't make Birmingham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your Leeds and Birmingham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Birmingham to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets to Birmingham from Leeds online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £6 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £38 one way.

But we recommend booking Leeds 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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