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from York to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from York to Birmingham on 21 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:36York1h52 13:28Birmingham New Street
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11:05York4h25 15:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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09:24York4h36 14:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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13:25York5h05 18:30Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:44York2h24 15:08Birmingham New Street
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21 Jan
£37Cross Country
22 Jan
£37Cross Country
23 Jan
£37Cross Country

Travel Information from York to Birmingham

distanceDistance107 miles (172 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £37
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £37 • 1 h 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 107 miles (172 km) by coach or train between York and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 51 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from York to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from York 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 York to Birmingham.

What are my travel options from York to Birmingham?

There are 2 travel options from York to Birmingham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from York to Birmingham?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from York to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is £11 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from York to Birmingham costing on average £37.

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

The fastest way to get to Birmingham from York is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 51 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between York and Birmingham

The York to Birmingham distance is approximately 107 miles (172 km).

How many services a day are there from York to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from York to Birmingham is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from York to Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from York, Train Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from York to Birmingham depart from York to Birmingham New Street.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from York to Birmingham?

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express York to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £26.
  • Cross Country can take you to Birmingham by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from York to Birmingham for £37.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from York to Birmingham?

Many of our customers travelling from York 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 York and Birmingham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Birmingham to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book my York to Birmingham ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from York 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 is £26 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £37 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking York 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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