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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Brighton. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Brighton usually takes around 6 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance137 mi (221 km)
Shortest duration4h 58m
Cheapest price£14.98
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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Price trends for coaches from Birmingham to Brighton

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What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Brighton?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Birmingham to Brighton. 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 Express236h 15m£38.35
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Brighton from £15. There are 23 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Brighton and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Brighton. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Brighton from National Express Station and no other station. In Brighton, National Express arrives at Withdean Park - London Rd and 5 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Brighton takes 6 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Brighton in 4 hours and 58 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 21 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Brighton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Brighton 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 6 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 137 miles from Birmingham to Brighton. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 58 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Brighton, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Brighton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 23 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Brighton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Brighton; ticket prices start at £121.84.

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.

Brighton

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Set between the countryside and the sea, Brighton is a colourful town that attracts visitors year-round, but especially in the summer. There are breathtaking landmarks as well as fantastic beachfront properties that ensure your Brighton vacation is as exciting or relaxing as you choose.

Two of the most iconic attractions in the city are the British Airways i360 and Royal Pavilion. The Royal Pavilion palace boasts Chinese- and Indian-inspired interiors and exteriors. The British Airways i360 offers a more modern view, serving as an observation tower and showcase of gliding engineering. Inside a glass-walled pod, you can glide 450 feet high and enjoy 360-degree views of Brighton.

Visit the Brighton Palace Pier and Sea Life Brighton for some outdoor family fun. Brighton Palace Pier offers beachfront rides and many other activities and food and drinks for the entire family to enjoy. Next door, Sea Life Brighton introduces kids to sea creatures of all types, including a shark that swims in an underwater tunnel.

Brighton is packed with fab restaurants, hip bars, and cosy pubs. What's more, Brighton is a Gold Award recipient for being one of England's most sustainable food places. Some of the top places to eat are Socialite, No. 1 Bar and Bistro, The Set Restaurant, and The Great Globalls.

There is a small Brighton City Airport, but the closest major airport is London Gatwick, located in Crawley; you can take a coach or train from Gatwick to Brighton. Brighton's train service is available on Gatwick Express, Southern, or Thameslink trains. If you prefer to take a coach, hop on National Express, which runs 40 routes in the area.

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 Brighton?

Arrival stations

Coaches arrive in Brighton at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Brighton:

  • Withdean Park - London Rd

  • Preston Circus

  • Brighton (Preston Park)

  • Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham)

  • Pool Valley Coach Station

  • York Place, St Peter's Church

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