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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity coaches per day from Brighton to Birmingham. Traveling by coach from Brighton to Birmingham usually takes around 6 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance137 mi (221 km)
Shortest duration5h 11m
Cheapest price£21.18
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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Price trends for coaches from Brighton to Birmingham

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What coach companies travel from Brighton to Birmingham?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Brighton to Birmingham. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express176h 21m£43.86
  • 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 6 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 137 miles from Brighton to Birmingham. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 11 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.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Birmingham, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Brighton to Birmingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled coaches that travel from Brighton to Birmingham 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 Brighton to Birmingham; ticket prices start at £36.64.

City Information


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Set between the countryside and the sea, Brighton is a colourful town that attracts visitors year-round, but especially in the summer. There are breathtaking landmarks as well as fantastic beachfront properties that ensure your Brighton vacation is as exciting or relaxing as you choose.

Two of the most iconic attractions in the city are the British Airways i360 and Royal Pavilion. The Royal Pavilion palace boasts Chinese- and Indian-inspired interiors and exteriors. The British Airways i360 offers a more modern view, serving as an observation tower and showcase of gliding engineering. Inside a glass-walled pod, you can glide 450 feet high and enjoy 360-degree views of Brighton.

Visit the Brighton Palace Pier and Sea Life Brighton for some outdoor family fun. Brighton Palace Pier offers beachfront rides and many other activities and food and drinks for the entire family to enjoy. Next door, Sea Life Brighton introduces kids to sea creatures of all types, including a shark that swims in an underwater tunnel.

Brighton is packed with fab restaurants, hip bars, and cosy pubs. What's more, Brighton is a Gold Award recipient for being one of England's most sustainable food places. Some of the top places to eat are Socialite, No. 1 Bar and Bistro, The Set Restaurant, and The Great Globalls.

There is a small Brighton City Airport, but the closest major airport is London Gatwick, located in Crawley; you can take a coach or train from Gatwick to Brighton. Brighton's train service is available on Gatwick Express, Southern, or Thameslink trains. If you prefer to take a coach, hop on National Express, which runs 40 routes in the area.


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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Brighton?

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Main departure station: Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham)

The Black Lion Bus Stop is located along both sides of London Road in Patcham, a region in Brighton. Due to the stop's proximity to a local mansion, Patcham Place, transit maps sometimes label this stop as Patcham Place, as well. There are two small, covered waiting areas on either side of the street, so be sure to check which direction you're travelling to stand on the correct side. The stop is located on the outskirts of Brighton, so the city centre is a local bus ride away, but a nearby steakhouse and inn are just steps from the bus stop. From Brighton, National Express coaches depart for London, Portsmouth, Dover, and more cities throughout the United Kingdom.

All coach stations in Brighton:

  • Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham)

  • Preston Circus

  • Brighton (Preston Park)

  • Withdean Park - London Rd

Where does the coach arrive in Birmingham?

Main arrival station: Coach Station

All coaches from Brighton arrive at one main station in Birmingham.

Coach stations in Birmingham:

  • Coach Station

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