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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Bristol. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Bristol usually takes around 2 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price£2.88
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Bristol?

Typically £6.56 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Bristol. This one of the best deals on coach tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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 November. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £10 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Bristol in May, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £18 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 Bristol?

There are 3 coach lines from Birmingham to Bristol available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 8 daily trips, Megabus usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus12h 14m£4.19
Megabus82h 13m£7.78
National Express42h 16m£10.07
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Birmingham to Bristol, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 14 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Book Megabus from Birmingham to Bristol from £4. There are 8 Megabus schedules from Birmingham to Bristol and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Bristol. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Bristol from Brunel St and no other station. In Bristol, Megabus arrives at Cabot Circus (S2) and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Bristol takes 2 hours and 13 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Bristol in 1 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Bristol.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Bristol from £6. There are 4 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Bristol and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Bristol. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Bristol from National Express Station and no other station. In Bristol, National Express arrives at Coach Station and no other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Bristol takes 2 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bristol in 1 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Bristol.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Bristol 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 2 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 77 miles from Birmingham to Bristol. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Bristol, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 12 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Bristol every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Birmingham to Bristol without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Bristol; ticket prices start at £13.58.

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.

Bristol

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Situated on the River Avon, Bristol is the most populous city in South West England. Known for its vibrant culture, Bristol comprises distinct areas, each with its own atmosphere. For example, the Stokes Croft area is filled with independent cafes and vintage shops, while the Clifton suburb hosts unique boutiques and beautiful Georgian architecture.

Bristol Zoo is a must-see for animal lovers, where visitors can discover over 300 different animal species and then enjoy lunch in The Hide restaurant. If nautical history is your thing, then step aboard Brunel's SS Great Britain to immerse yourself in 19th-century-era travel, with tours of the whole ship and docks available. More contemporary interests may be piqued when you learn that Bristol is the hometown of the famous street artist Banksy. Many walking tours are available daily to explore the city's renowned street art and local history.

Access to the city is made simple by a wealth of public transport, with rail, road, bus, and air links available. Bristol Airport provides international and national access, and the Great Western Railway trains enable easy access from London and other cities. Several national and regional bus services also serve Bristol.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Coaches to Bristol leave from 3 stations in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • Brunel St

  • National Express Station

  • 89 Dudley Street

Where does the coach arrive in Bristol?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Bristol.

Coach stations in Bristol:

  • Cabot Circus (S2)

  • Coach Station

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