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Journey Information

There are 51 intercity buses per day from London to Birmingham. Traveling by bus from London to Birmingham usually takes around 4 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price£2.46
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

What coach companies travel from London to Birmingham?

There are 3 bus lines from London to Birmingham available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 39 daily trips, National Express usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus132h 48m£5.58
Megabus63h 30m£12.22
National Express395h 2m£28.63
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from London to Birmingham from £2. There are 13 FlixBus schedules from London to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Birmingham. In London, FlixBus departs to Birmingham from Victoria Coach Station and 1 other station. In Birmingham, FlixBus arrives at 89 Dudley Street and no other station.

    An average trip on FlixBus from London to Birmingham takes 2 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Birmingham in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 13 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Birmingham.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Book Megabus from London to Birmingham from £6. There are 6 Megabus schedules from London to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Birmingham. In London, Megabus departs to Birmingham from Victoria Coach Station and no other station. In Birmingham, Megabus arrives at Brunel St and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from London to Birmingham takes 3 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Birmingham in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Birmingham.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Birmingham from £6. There are 39 National Express schedules from London to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Birmingham. In London, National Express departs to Birmingham from Victoria Coach Station and 7 other stations. In Birmingham, National Express arrives at National Express Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from London to Birmingham takes 5 hours and 2 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Birmingham in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 37 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Birmingham.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from London to Birmingham 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 4 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 101 miles from London to Birmingham. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Birmingham. 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 London?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Birmingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 51 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Birmingham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 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 London to Birmingham; ticket prices start at £6.46.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Birmingham

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 London?

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Departure stations

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All coach stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Finchley Rd & Frognal

  • St John's Wood

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • London Marble Arch

  • London Baker St Station

  • London Victoria Rail Station

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Golders Green Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in Birmingham?

Arrival stations

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

Coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • Birmingham Airport

  • 89 Dudley Street

  • Brunel St

Need a return trip from Birmingham to London?

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