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Cheapest price$5.11
Shortest Duration2h 20m
Trips per day15
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to London

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Birmingham to London is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Birmingham to London were $9.68. By booking 4 days out, tickets are on average $4.37 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Birmingham to London?

The distance between Birmingham and London is approximately 101.03 miles, or 162.56 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Birmingham to London?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Birmingham to London by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

National Express from Birmingham to London has the most daily schedules

On average there are 15 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Birmingham to London, with an average of 16 trips per day and 140 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Birmingham to London. Of the 15 trips there are 11 trips that are direct connections to London.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Birmingham to London starts at $8.96.

2 carriers offer Birmingham to London bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Birmingham to London from $5.11. There are 6 trips per day offered by Megabus from Birmingham to London and you can expect on average to pay $10.51 for a Megabus ticket to London. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to London from Brunel St, In London, Megabus arrives at Victoria Coach Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to London takes 3 hours and 25 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to London in 2 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $11.36 for a weekend trip to London.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 25m
Avg. Price
$10.51

National Express

Book National Express from Birmingham to London from $7.92. There are 16 trips per day offered by National Express from Birmingham to London and you can expect on average to pay $18.79 for a National Express ticket to London. In Birmingham, National Express departs to London from Birmingham Rd and 4 other stations. In London, National Express arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 8 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to London takes 4 hours and 1 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 2 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 22 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $19.44 for a weekend trip to London.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 1m
Avg. Price
$18.79
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 6 stations that have bus departures from Birmingham. Most bus trips to London will depart from:
  • Brunel St
  • Birmingham Rd
  • Hall Green Station
  • Hagley Rd W
  • Hagley Rd Five Ways
  • National Express Station
Bus trips arrive in London at 9 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in London for trips arriving from Birmingham:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
  • Mansell St 57
  • Golders Green
  • High Rd
  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
  • St Johns Wood
  • 265a New Cross Rd