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Coaches from Birmingham to Cambridge

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Cambridge. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Cambridge usually takes around 4 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance87 mi (140 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price£2.58
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Cambridge?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Birmingham to Cambridge that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus35h 8m£12.32
Megabus12h 20m£16.20
  • 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 3 trips from Birmingham to Cambridge, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 8 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Cambridge 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 from Birmingham to Cambridge?

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 87 miles from Birmingham to Cambridge. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours. 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 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Cambridge, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Cambridge each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Cambridge 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 Cambridge; ticket prices start at £29.46.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Main departure station: 89 Dudley Street

Birmingham has two coach stations with service to Cambridge.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • 89 Dudley Street

  • Brunel St

Where does the coach arrive in Cambridge?

Main arrival station: Trumpington Park & Ride

Coaches arrive in Cambridge at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Cambridge:

  • Trumpington Park & Ride

  • Cambridge Parkside Bus Stop

  • Maids Causeway

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