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from London to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Birmingham on 28 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00London3h00 11:00Birmingham
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£131One-way
Cheapest
19:00London3h50 22:50Birmingham
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£71One-way
Other options
07:30London3h05 10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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£121One-way
18:30London3h05 21:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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£121One-way
09:00London2h55 11:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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£121One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£30West Midlands Railway
£8Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£30West Midlands Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£24West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£24West Midlands Railway
£6Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£28Avanti West Coast
£6Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£18West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£18West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£7Chiltern Railways
£3Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£21West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£15West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£18West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£15West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£15West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£18West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£15West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
14 Nov
£8West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Mon
15 Nov
£15West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
16 Nov
£11West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus

Travel Information to Birmingham from London

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £24
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £24 • 1 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or West Midlands Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 100 miles (162 km) between London and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Birmingham.

General Information About the Journey from London to Birmingham

London to Birmingham is a busy and popular route, with numerous trains and buses departing throughout the day, including high-speed trains as well as slower, more scenic routes.

Buses from London to Birmingham

Both Megabus and National Express run regular services from London Victoria Coach Station. Megabus offers nine buses a day from the early morning well into the evening, which terminate in Hill Street in Birmingham. Journeys take approximately 3 hours to complete. National Express runs regular services throughout the day also from the early hours, with all buses terminating at Birmingham Coach Station. The journey time is around 2.5 hours.

Trains from London to Birmingham

Trains from London to Birmingham are fast and regular, departing approximately every 20 minutes. Direct services are available with a journey time of around 1-2 hours. There are several options in regards to departure points and destinations; Services depart from London's Euston and Marylebone stations, and terminate at Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill stations.

Travel Tips

Travel from London 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 London to Birmingham.
FAQs
How do you get from London to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways to travel between London and Birmingham including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Birmingham?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is £20 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Birmingham costing on average £24.

What is the fastest way from London to Birmingham?

The fastest way from London to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 22 min.

Other travel options between London and Birmingham can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 15 min   on average.

How many miles from London to Birmingham would I travel?

The distance from London to Birmingham is approximately 100 miles (162 km).

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

The average frequency per day from London to Birmingham is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from London, Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Birmingham?

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

  • You can go to Birmingham from London by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £3 with Flixbus from London to Birmingham on Omio.
  • You can go to Birmingham from London by train with West Midlands Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £24 with West Midlands Railway from London to Birmingham on Omio.
Can I travel directly between London and Birmingham?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Birmingham with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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 book tickets for this trip.

Where should I go next after I travel to Birmingham from London?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from London to Birmingham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Manchester, Glasgow or Nottingham. If you're looking to explore Manchester, Glasgow or Nottingham from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from London to Birmingham online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from London 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 on average £3 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £24 one way on average for this route.

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