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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Poole. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Poole usually takes around 8 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance122 mi (197 km)
Shortest duration6h 33m
Cheapest price£17.45
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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Price trends for coaches from Birmingham to Poole

Monthly average prices


What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Poole?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Birmingham to Poole. 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 Express98h 3m£44.56
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Poole from £17. There are 9 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Poole and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Poole. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Poole from National Express Station and no other station. In Poole, National Express arrives at St Johns Church Transport interchange and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Poole takes 8 hours and 3 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Poole in 6 hours and 33 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Poole 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 8 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 122 miles from Birmingham to Poole. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 33 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

"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 Poole, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Poole, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Poole every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Poole; ticket prices start at £48.45.

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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Endless golden, sandy beaches on the south coast of England characterize the popular destination of Poole. After its neighbor, Bournemouth, the coastal town is the second-largest in Dorset. Many travellers head to Poole to spend long, sunny summer days on one of its beaches. Sandbanks Beach is one of the most beloved, with a unique location on a small peninsula at the mouth of Poole Harbor. Gorgeous landscapes, excellent kitesurfing, soft sand, and a lively promenade make this beach the ultimate summer destination.

Poole still offers plenty to do if you visit outside of sunbathing months. Its vibrant quayside is filled with fantastic restaurants and trendy bars, and the highstreets offer boutique and local shopping experiences. Poole also serves as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. Many public transport options provide access to this breathtaking geological and archaeological site.

Since it's a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, Poole can be reached by many forms of travel for those without cars. Poole is only 2.5 hours from London by train on the South West Train line, and frequent trips on Megabus and National Express from London also arrive roughly every hour at peak season.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Most coaches depart from the main station in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

Where does the coach arrive in Poole?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Poole.

Coach stations in Poole:

  • St Johns Church Transport interchange

  • Seldown Coach Park

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