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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Bournemouth. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Bournemouth usually takes around 7 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance122 mi (196 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price£13.65
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Bournemouth?

Typically £38.64 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Bournemouth. Any tickets cheaper than £38.64 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Bournemouth in May, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £45 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 Bournemouth?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Birmingham to Bournemouth. 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 Express77h 28m£40.48
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Bournemouth from £14. There are 7 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Bournemouth and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Bournemouth. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Bournemouth from National Express Station and no other station. In Bournemouth, National Express arrives at Bournemouth Coach Bus Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Bournemouth takes 7 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bournemouth in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Bournemouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Bournemouth 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 7 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 122 miles from Birmingham to Bournemouth. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday 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 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Bournemouth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Bournemouth 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 to Bournemouth; ticket prices start at £43.82.

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.

Bournemouth

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Bournemouth, in picturesque Dorset County, is located on the South Coast. As such, you can enjoy several miles' worth of beaches. But aside from the world-class resorts and water activities in Bournemouth, this city also reflects England's rich history, culture, and heritage.

If you're drawn to Bournemouth's museums and galleries, you must visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. This museum, styled as an Italian villa, sits atop a cliff, ensuring the views outside are as gorgeous as the art inside. The Poole Museum, housed in a Victorian warehouse, offers impressive exhibits to art, archaeology, pirate, and pottery enthusiasts.

But if you're here for the beach, head straight to the Fisherman's Walk Beach, ideal for relaxation because of its quiet atmosphere. If you'd like to stay in a dog-friendly beach lined with pretty beach huts, then it's Southbourne for you. The Alum Chine Beach is recommended for families because of its pirate-themed playground, ice cream kiosks, and restaurants.

Bournemouth also offers cliff hiking, golfing, bowling, and tennis. Of course, you can also do some watersports on a kayak, paddleboard, or surfboard. Diehard sports fans shouldn't miss the chance to visit Bournemouth's premier league stadium, Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth Airport is about 7 miles from the centre of town. The South Western Railway or CrossCountry trains are available to travel to Bournemouth from Liverpool, Manchester, or other destinations. In addition, Megabus provides coach service in and out of Bournemouth.

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 Bournemouth?

Arrival stations

Bournemouth Coach Bus Station is a bus and coach station that forms a travel interchange with the adjacent Bournemouth Train Station. The outdoor bus bays are located outside of a large Asda Superstore. Megabus, National Express, and local buses operate service with stops at Bournemouth Station. Inside the station building, travellers can access travel information, luggage storage, restrooms, and a coffee shop. Direct coach services depart from Bournemouth to Brighton, London, Manchester, Heathrow Airport, and more destinations across England.

Coach stations in Bournemouth:

  • Bournemouth Coach Bus Station

  • Branksome - Poole Rd

  • 128A Poole Rd

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