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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Liverpool. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Liverpool usually takes around 3 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance78 mi (126 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price£2.46
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Liverpool?

Typically £5.97 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Liverpool. 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


The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £12 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Liverpool in May, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £24 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 Liverpool?

There are 3 coach lines from Birmingham to Liverpool available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 15 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
FlixBus22h 30m£5.17
Megabus13h 17m£10.58
National Express154h 27m£17.32
  • 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 2 trips from Birmingham to Liverpool, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 30 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Megabus


    Book Megabus from Birmingham to Liverpool from £9. There are 1 Megabus schedules from Birmingham to Liverpool and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Liverpool. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Liverpool from Brunel St and no other station. In Liverpool, Megabus arrives at ONE Coach Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Liverpool takes 3 hours and 17 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Liverpool in 1 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Liverpool.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Liverpool from £10. There are 15 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Liverpool and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Liverpool. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Liverpool from National Express Station and no other station. In Liverpool, National Express arrives at Edge Lane Drive Bus Stop and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Liverpool takes 4 hours and 27 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Liverpool in 1 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 16 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Liverpool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Liverpool 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 59 minutes to cover the 78 miles from Birmingham to Liverpool. 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?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Liverpool. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Liverpool, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 17 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Liverpool every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Liverpool; ticket prices start at £5.59.

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.


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Although Liverpool is only England's 10th largest city, its fame ballooned as the birthplace of the world's biggest rock band: The Beatles. Visiting Liverpool would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Beatles Statue, located near the port, followed by a visit to The Beatles Story museum, where visitors can immerse themselves in the band's rise to fame.

To explore some of Liverpool's older history, the Merseyside Maritime Museum provides fascinating exhibits on the city's great port-town past, including exhibitions on the Titanic as well as the Battle of the Atlantic. Football fanatics should check out the world-famous Anfield Stadium, where regular tours help visitors revel in the history and glory of this iconic football club.

Traveling to Liverpool is easy thanks to several rail providers, which facilitate travel around the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Liverpool also has two significant bus terminals for access via coach and an international airport for those traveling from further afield.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Coaches to Liverpool leave from 3 stations in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • 89 Dudley Street

  • Brunel St

Where does the coach arrive in Liverpool?

Arrival stations

Coaches arrive in Liverpool at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Liverpool:

  • ONE Coach Station

  • Edge Lane Drive Bus Stop

  • Edge Lane

  • Edge Lane

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