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Stansted to Birmingham bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.96
Shortest Duration3h 15m
Trips per day18
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Stansted to Birmingham were $30.12.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Stansted to Birmingham is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average $6.47 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Stansted to Birmingham?

The distance between Stansted and Birmingham is approximately 97.14 miles, or 156.29 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 15 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 Stansted to Birmingham?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Stansted to Birmingham by bus is usually on Saturday. 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.

What bus companies travel from Stansted to Birmingham?

On average there are 18 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Stansted to Birmingham, with an average of 18 trips per day and 36 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Stansted to Birmingham. Of the 18 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Birmingham.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Stansted to Birmingham start at $46.81.

1 carriers offer Stansted to Birmingham bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Stansted to Birmingham from $19.96. There are 18 trips per day offered by National Express from Stansted to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay $33.17 for a National Express ticket to Birmingham. In Stansted, National Express departs to Birmingham from Stansted Airport, In Birmingham, National Express arrives at National Express Station and 4 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Stansted to Birmingham takes 5 hours and 25 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Birmingham in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

Avg. Time
5h 25m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Birmingham depart from one main station in Stansted:
  • Stansted Airport
Buses arrive in Birmingham at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Birmingham for trips arriving from Stansted:
  • Hall Green Station
  • National Express Station
  • Hagley Rd W
  • Hagley Rd Five Ways
  • Birmingham Rd

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