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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Bath. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Bath usually takes around 4 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Shortest duration3h 10m
Cheapest price£13.36
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Bath?

The average price for a coach ticket to Bath is £29.62, Traveling by coach on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Birmingham. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Bath in May, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £66 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Bath?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Birmingham to Bath. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express74h 54m£31.19
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Bath from £13. There are 7 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Bath and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Bath. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Bath from National Express Station and no other station. In Bath, National Express arrives at Bath Bus Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Bath takes 4 hours and 54 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bath in 3 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Bath.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Bath during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 79 miles from Birmingham to Bath. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 10 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 11:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Bath, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Bath each day?

There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Bath every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham, BIR to Bath, BAS; ticket prices start at £26.14.

City Information

Birmingham

As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.

Bath

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A town named for its iconic Roman bathhouses, Bath is often described as one of Britain's prettiest cities. With over 2,000 years of history and spectacular architecture, Bath offers plenty of fascinating sights and activities.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, and when in Bath... you also do as the Romans do! One of the most popular things to do in Bath is experience the city's Roman Baths. Lying beneath the city, the Roman Baths demonstrate a stunning example of what public baths and temples from the ancient world used to be like, with many artefacts and statues on display. Although you can't soak in these baths, visit one of the city's thermal spas for an almost-authentic experience.

One of England's most famed authors, Jane Austen, made Bath her home for several years. Fans of her work should visit the Jane Austen Centre, where you can learn her life story and even sit down for a traditional Regency-style tea.

Travel to Bath is simple as it's only 20 miles from Bristol International Airport. Buses from Bristol to Bath make transferring from the airport very easy. For domestic travellers, the Victorian Bath Spa train station is along the Great Western Railway and can be reached by various cities along the line. National Express and Megabus coach services also operate routes to Bath from all over the nation.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

Where does the coach arrive in Bath?

Arrival stations

Bath Bus Station on Dorchester Street is located southeast of the city centre, directly next to Bath Spa Railway Station. The station's development was part of a regeneration program for the Southgate area, resulting in a modern integrated transport interchange. Local buses with service in the Bath area and long-distance National Express coaches both stop at this station. There are refreshments available at the stop, a designated smoking area, and a nearby paid car park.

Coach stations in Bath:

  • Bath Bus Station

  • London Rd

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