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Journey Information

London to Birmingham bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$20.35
Shortest Duration2h 55m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from London to Birmingham 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus 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 bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from London to Birmingham?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.68 was the low point for bus fares from London to Birmingham. Buses from Birmingham to London are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.68 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 101 miles (163 kilometers) from London, LND to Birmingham, BIR. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from London to Birmingham at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from London to Birmingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from London to Birmingham 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 London, City of to Birmingham without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Birmingham; ticket prices start at $9.16.

What bus companies travel from London to Birmingham?

There is one bus company that operates from London to Birmingham. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express33h 5m$26.68

Book National Express from London to Birmingham from $20. There are 3 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay $27 for a National Express ticket to Birmingham. In London, National Express departs to Birmingham from Victoria Coach Station, In Birmingham, National Express arrives at National Express Station and one other station. An average trip on National Express from London to Birmingham takes 3 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Birmingham in 2 hours and 55 minutes, On weekends, National Express offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27 for a weekend trip to Birmingham.

Where does the bus leave from in London?

Most buses depart from the main station in London, London, City of:

  • Victoria Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Birmingham?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Birmingham, Birmingham:

  • National Express Station
  • Hagley Rd W

Price trends for buses from London to Birmingham

Monthly average prices


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