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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Leeds. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Leeds usually takes around 3 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance92 mi (148 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price£3.81
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Leeds?

Typically £7.27 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Leeds. 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 Leeds in May, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £21 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 Leeds?

There are 3 coach lines from Birmingham to Leeds 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 46m£7.25
Megabus83h 28m£8.20
National Express43h 51m£14.55
  • 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 Leeds, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 46 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 Leeds from £4. There are 8 Megabus schedules from Birmingham to Leeds and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Leeds. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Leeds from Brunel St and no other station. In Leeds, Megabus arrives at Leeds Coach Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Leeds takes 3 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Leeds in 2 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 9 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Leeds.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Leeds from £8. There are 4 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Leeds and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Leeds. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Leeds from National Express Station and no other station. In Leeds, National Express arrives at Leeds Coach Station and no other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Leeds takes 3 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Leeds in 2 hours and 25 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Leeds 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 3 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 92 miles from Birmingham to Leeds. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 25 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?

Because many passengers travel from Birmingham to Leeds at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Leeds, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Leeds each day?

There are 11 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Leeds every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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 Leeds; ticket prices start at £34.58.

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.

Leeds

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Leeds is where you should go if you're looking for action, entertainment, history, and culture in the Yorkshire area. Its vibrant community attracts visitors from all places, especially when sports, theatre, and dance events occur in the city.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the city's remarkable Victorian arcades as well as historic houses and estates. Start your tour at Shibden Hall in West Yorkshire, a landmark built in 1420. You should also drop by the Royal Armories Museum to see a spectacular display of arms and armours used in different parts of the world.

Leeds has long served as a destination for world-class performances and events. Leeds' entertainment calendar is one that never runs dry. Check out the Leeds Playhouse for some theatrical performances and The HiFi Club if you want to enjoy live music 'til the break of dawn.

Travelling to Leeds is scenic and straightforward on Northern Rail. The central train station in the city is located at New Station Street. Additional transportation is offered by the coaches serving the area: National Express, Megabus, and FlixBus. Thanks to affordable coach tickets, see how you can travel to Leeds and 4 other iconic United Kingdom cities for under £60.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Coaches to Leeds 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 Leeds?

Arrival stations

Leeds Coach Station is an expansive coach station between Quarry Hill and Leeds Kirkgate Markets near the city centre. The bright indoor waiting area includes plenty of space to prepare for boarding coaches. Passengers can also access several shops and cafes, toilets, and travel information inside the station. Several significant intercity coach companies operate service through the Leeds Coach Station, including Megabus, National Express, Arriva Bus, and more. This volume of carriers makes it easy and affordable to travel to cities like London, Manchester, York, and Liverpool from Leeds.

Coach stations in Leeds:

  • Leeds Coach Station

  • 75 Kirkgate

  • York St

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