How to get to Birmingham from London

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from London to Birmingham

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

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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
13:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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London, Victoria Coach Station
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Avanti West Coast
London Euston (EUS)
19:27Birmingham New Street (BHM)
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West Midlands Railway
London Euston (EUS)
12:05Birmingham New Street (BHM)
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West Midlands Railway
London Euston (EUS)
11:03Birmingham New Street (BHM)
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West Midlands Railway
London Euston (EUS)
11:44Birmingham New Street (BHM)
1 change
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:30Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
0 changes

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Travel Information between London and Birmingham

distanceDistance100 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£7 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or West Midland Trains

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

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All travel companies: Train and Coach Companies from London to Birmingham

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.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      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 options to travel from London to Birmingham including taking a train or coach.

      The cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £7 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

      Taking a coach costs £4 less than taking a train, which costs on average £11 for the same trip.

      The fastest way from London to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 48 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that take longer:

      Getting to Birmingham by coach takes 2 h 20 min on average.

      Birmingham is approximately 100 miles away from London.

      The average frequency per day from London to Birmingham is:

      • 24 coaches per day.
      • Around 31 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Birmingham from London 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 Euston 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 £7 with Megabus from London to Birmingham.
      • You can take a train from London to Birmingham with West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for £11 with West Midland Trains from London to Birmingham.

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

      • You can find 24 direct coaches per day to Birmingham with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus.
      • You'll find 23 direct trains a day to Birmingham with West Midland 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.

      Many of our customers travelling from London to Birmingham don't make Birmingham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Manchester, Paris, Edinburgh or Liverpool, either of which you could add to your London and Birmingham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Birmingham to any of these top destinations today!
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