Buses from Birmingham to Luton

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Birmingham - Luton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Birmingham to Luton. Traveling by bus from Birmingham to Luton usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Shortest duration2h 10m
Cheapest price$19.12
Trips per day15
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Birmingham to Luton?

$23.38 is the average price of a bus ticket from Birmingham to Luton. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Birmingham to Luton by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $26 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Birmingham to Luton?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express152h 48m$26.84
  • National Express

    National Express

    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

Is it safe to travel by bus from Birmingham to Luton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Birmingham to Luton?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 75 miles from Birmingham to Luton. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 10 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 bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses 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 bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Luton, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Birmingham?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00am. To see the times for all buses from Birmingham to Luton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 15 scheduled buses 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 buses 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 $59.11.

City Information

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.

Luton

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Luton, UK - GBWCB-1

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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 bus leave from in Birmingham?

Main departure station: National Express Station

Birmingham has two bus stations with service to Luton.

All bus stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Luton?

Main arrival station: Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station

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

All bus stations in Luton:

  • Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station

  • Luton Station Interchange

  • Challney - Travelodge Bus Stop

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