How to get to Birmingham from London

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Travel Information from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£5 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or West Midlands Trains

Travel 100 miles by train or coach to Birmingham from London. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or West Midlands Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Birmingham.

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from London to Birmingham

How to get to Birmingham from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from London to Birmingham is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
22:30Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
London Euston (EUS)
09:56Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Other options
Chiltern Railways
London Marylebone (MYB)
10:05Birmingham Moor Street (BMO)
0 changes
Chiltern Railways
London Marylebone (MYB)
10:51Birmingham New Street (BHM)
1 change
West Midlands Railway
London Euston (EUS)
10:44Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
12:55Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:55Birmingham, Paradise Circus Queensway
0 changes
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes

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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.

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Travel on National Express, FlixBus and Chiltern Railways travel between London and Birmingham at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Chiltern Railways is a train company based in the United Kingdom with trains to Birmingham from London. It operates services from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Stratford-upon-Avon. It also runs services from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. Chiltern Railways offers a range of train types, including InterCity 125, Class 165 and Class 168 trains. These trains are equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The company offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include a café bar, a shop, and a quiet coach. The most popular routes for Chiltern Railways are London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, and High Wycombe.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel provider operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Birmingham from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: London to Birmingham

      FAQs: 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.

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

      The cheapest way to travel from London to Birmingham is a coach with an average price of £5.

      This is compared to other travel options from London to Birmingham:

      A coach is £6 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from London to Birmingham costing on average £11.

      The fastest way to get to Birmingham from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 32 min.

      Other travel options to Birmingham take longer:

      Coach takes on average 2 h 20 min.

      You should expect to travel around 100 miles from London to Birmingham.

      The average frequency per day from London to Birmingham is:

      • 24 coaches a day.
      • 31 trains a day.

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

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

      • Coaches mostly depart from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from London Waterloo and tend to arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

      • You can take a coach from London to Birmingham with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for £5 with FlixBus from London to Birmingham.
      • You can go to Birmingham from London by train with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £11 with West Midlands Trains from London to Birmingham on Omio.

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

      • You can find 24 direct coaches per day to take to Birmingham with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus.
      • You can find 23 direct trains per day to Birmingham with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains or Chiltern Railways.

      Direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Your journey from London to Birmingham doesn't have to end in Birmingham. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Manchester, Paris, Edinburgh or Liverpool. If you’d like to add Manchester, Paris, Edinburgh or Liverpool to your London to Birmingham trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Birmingham today!
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