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

07:30London3h05 10:35Birmingham, Coach Station
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£91One-way
Cheapest
10:00London3h55 13:55Birmingham
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£71One-way
Other options
09:00London2h55 11:55Birmingham, Coach Station
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£101One-way
18:30London3h00 21:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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£121One-way
15:30London3h20 18:50Birmingham, Coach Station
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£111One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Thu
29 Jul
£37Chiltern Railways
£5Flixbus
Fri
30 Jul
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
31 Jul
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
1 Aug
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£7Megabus
Mon
2 Aug
£21West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
3 Aug
£24West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
4 Aug
£23West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
5 Aug
£23West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
6 Aug
£21West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Sat
7 Aug
£13Chiltern Railways
£3Flixbus
Sun
8 Aug
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£7Megabus
Mon
9 Aug
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£4National Express
Tue
10 Aug
£21West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
11 Aug
£21West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
12 Aug
£21West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Fri
13 Aug
£21West Midlands Railway
£7Megabus
Sat
14 Aug
£14Chiltern Railways
£3Flixbus
Sun
15 Aug
£7Chiltern Railways
£3Flixbus
Mon
16 Aug
£21West Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
17 Aug
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£4National Express

Travel Information from London to Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles (162 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £25
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £25 • 1 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 100 miles (162 km) from London to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 23 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 route are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast 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.

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 London to Birmingham.
FAQs
What are my travel options from London to Birmingham?

You can travel from London to Birmingham 2 different ways: coach or train.

How many miles are between London and Birmingham

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

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

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

  • Coaches from London to Birmingham most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham New Street.
Who can get me from London to Birmingham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Birmingham by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from London to Birmingham for £6.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast London to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £25.
Can I travel directly to Birmingham from London?

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

  • You can check for a direct coach 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 between London and Birmingham?
Omio customers who travel from London to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to Manchester, Glasgow or Nottingham. 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 book a ticket to Birmingham from London online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Birmingham from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £6 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £25 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Birmingham from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

How do I get from London to Birmingham the cheapest way?

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

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is generally £19 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £25 from London to Birmingham.

What is the fastest way to Birmingham from London?

The fastest way to get to Birmingham from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 23 min.

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

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Birmingham
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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