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There are 13 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Luton. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Luton usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
|75 mi (121 km)
|Trips per day
|Most frequent service
How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Luton?
£24.50 is the average price of a bus ticket from Birmingham to Luton. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus 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 bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £21 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Luton in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £25 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 Luton?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Birmingham to Luton. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.
Frequently Asked Questions
The coach takes an average of 2 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 75 miles from Birmingham to Luton. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 10 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.
"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Luton, book your ticket for the last day of the week."
The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 05:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Luton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 13 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Luton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 Luton; ticket prices start at £46.90.
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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Situated on the River Lea, Luton is a vibrant town only 29 miles northwest of London. The city's local history is celebrated and displayed at the Stockwood Discovery Centre. This free attraction offers gardens, a cafe, and a museum, together creating a great place to spend the day exploring.
To add some retail therapy to your vacation, visit The Mall to browse over 100 shops, including both high street retailers and independent shops. The Mall also houses many restaurants and cafes, making it a relaxing place to stop and take a load off with a latte—or an afternoon tea, if you'd like to really embrace local tradition.
Due to its location near London, Luton is a very accessible town. Access via rail, bus, and air is available from its international airport, where frequent services from London and other major cities arrive.
Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?
Main departure station: Coach Station
Most coaches depart from the main station in Birmingham.
All coach stations in Birmingham:
Where does the coach arrive in Luton?
Main arrival station: Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station
Coaches arrive in Luton at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.
Coach stations in Luton:
Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station
Luton Station Interchange
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