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Coaches from Birmingham to Luton

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Birmingham to Luton. Traveling by bus from Birmingham to Luton usually takes around 2 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price£14.83
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Luton?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Birmingham to Luton. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express162h 42m£19.70
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Luton from £15. There are 16 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Luton and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Luton. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Luton from National Express Station and 1 other station. In Luton, National Express arrives at Challney - Travelodge Bus Stop and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Luton takes 2 hours and 42 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Luton in 1 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 15 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Luton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Luton 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 bus takes an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 75 miles from Birmingham to Luton. However, the fastest bus 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 bus 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?

"Travelers prefer riding the coach on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Luton. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Luton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 16 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Luton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Birmingham to Luton without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Luton; ticket prices start at £43.34.

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.


Luton, UK - GBWCB-0

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Luton, UK - GBWCB-1

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Luton, UK - GBWCB-2

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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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Birmingham has two coach stations with service to Luton.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • Birmingham Airport

Where does the coach arrive in Luton?

Arrival stations

Coaches arrive in Luton at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Luton:

  • Challney - Travelodge Bus Stop

  • Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station

  • Luton Station Interchange

Need a return trip from Luton to Birmingham?

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