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Edinburgh to Birmingham bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$41.24
Shortest Duration8h 52m
Trips per day4
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Birmingham cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Edinburgh to Birmingham were $42.13.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The distance between Edinburgh and Birmingham is approximately 245.35 miles, or 394.74 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 10 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 52 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham 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. Monday 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.

What bus companies travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

On average there are 4 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Edinburgh to Birmingham, with an average of 4 trips per day and 4 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Edinburgh to Birmingham. Of the 4 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Edinburgh to Birmingham start at $44.26.

1 carriers offer Edinburgh to Birmingham bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Edinburgh to Birmingham from $41.24. There are 4 trips per day offered by National Express from Edinburgh to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay $42.13 for a National Express ticket to Birmingham. In Edinburgh, National Express departs to Birmingham from Bus Station, In Birmingham, National Express arrives at Hall Green Station and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from Edinburgh to Birmingham takes 10 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Birmingham in 8 hours and 52 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $42.13 for a weekend trip to Birmingham.

Avg. Time
10h 48m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Birmingham depart from one main station in Edinburgh:
  • Bus Station
Buses arrive in Birmingham at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Birmingham for trips arriving from Edinburgh:
  • Hall Green Station
  • Birmingham Rd

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