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Birmingham - Coventry Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Coventry. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Coventry usually takes around one hour and 15 minutes, but the fastest Megabus coach can make the trip in 25 minutes.

Distance17 mi (27 km)
Shortest duration0h 25m
Cheapest price£2.48
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

Price trends for coaches from Birmingham to Coventry

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Coventry?

There are 3 coach lines from Birmingham to Coventry available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, National Express 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
FlixBus10h 42m£3.02
Megabus30h 50m£7.89
National Express61h 38m£5.86
  • 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 Coventry, and usually makes the trip in about 0 hours and 42 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 Coventry from £5. There are 3 Megabus schedules from Birmingham to Coventry and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Coventry. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Coventry from Brunel St and 1 other station. In Coventry, Megabus arrives at Pool Meadow Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Coventry takes 0 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Coventry in 0 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Coventry.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Coventry from £4. There are 6 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Coventry and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Coventry. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Coventry from National Express Station and no other station. In Coventry, National Express arrives at Warwick University Grounds and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Coventry takes 1 hours and 38 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Coventry in 0 hours and 25 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Coventry 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 one hour and 15 minutes to cover the 17 miles from Birmingham to Coventry. However, the fastest coach only takes 25 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach 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?

"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, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Coventry, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Coventry every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Coventry; ticket prices start at £2.67.

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.

Coventry

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Coventry, located in the West Midlands of England, has been a large settlement for many centuries. Home to the architecturally-stunning Coventry Cathedral, the city offers a wonderfully diverse experience of its medieval history contrasted with the city's modern resurgence.

If you are into cars, planes, or anything transport, then it's worth checking out the Coventry Transport Museum; here, you can enjoy a unique day out discovering vehicles that defined history.

If you'd prefer to spend time in the fresh air, then try taking a walk through FarGo Village. Filled with unique retailers, crafts, music, cafes, and markets, this hidden gem is an exciting place to spend an afternoon exploring, with the guarantee that there will be something there for everyone.

Once your feet are tired from walking, Coombe Abbey Park is waiting to provide a relaxing place to sit by the lake, feed the ducks, or perhaps enjoy a picnic in one of the beautiful surrounding gardens.

Accessing Coventry is easy, thanks to its location right in the heart of England. Close to two large airports, Birmingham International and Heathrow, and the smaller East Midlands Airport, Coventry is very accessible by air. Coventry is also on the West Coast Main Line train service, with regular trains connecting to many destinations. National Express and FlixBus service also operates seven days a week, offering journeys to London and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Coaches to Coventry leave from 4 stations in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • Brunel St

  • 89 Dudley Street

  • Birmingham Airport

Where does the coach arrive in Coventry?

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Arrival stations

Coventry's Pool Meadow Bus Station is located on Fairfax Street, on the northern side of the city centre. Primarily formed of single-story glass waiting rooms positioned around its bus bays, the station is a stopping point for West Midland buses and long-distance coach services. Its 19 bus stands are lettered A-U; National Express generally departs from stands A-C, and Megabus departs from stand D. Facilities include restrooms, ATMs, and several small food outlets, but additional restaurants line nearby Trinity Street. Destinations from Pool Meadow Bus Station include London and Birmingham.

Coach stations in Coventry:

  • Pool Meadow Bus Station

  • Warwick University Grounds

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