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Birmingham - Stansted Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Stansted. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Stansted usually takes around 4 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance97 mi (156 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price£23.72
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Stansted?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Birmingham to Stansted. 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 Express84h 34m£36.54
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Stansted from £24. There are 8 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Stansted and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Stansted. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Stansted from National Express Station and 1 other station. In Stansted, National Express arrives at Stansted Airport London (STN) and no other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Stansted takes 4 hours and 34 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Stansted in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Stansted 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 4 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 97 miles from Birmingham to Stansted. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 06:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Stansted, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Stansted every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Stansted; ticket prices start at £50.13.

City Information


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?

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Departure stations

Birmingham Airport links Britain's second-largest city with more than 100 domestic destinations via rail, bus, and coach services. Passengers will find a range of cafés, newsagents, and restrooms in the arrival and departure halls. National Express and Megabus coaches depart immediately outside the main terminal building at bus stop G. Trains depart from the station known as Birmingham International, linked to the airport by a free-to-use two-minute Air-Rail monorail service. Avanti West Coast Trains, West Midlands Railway, and Cross Country operate services to Birmingham's city center, London, and Manchester. Trains also provide service to destinations in Wales.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • Birmingham Airport

  • National Express Station

Where does the coach arrive in Stansted?

Arrival stations

All coaches from Birmingham arrive at one main station in Stansted.

Coach stations in Stansted:

  • Stansted Airport London (STN)

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