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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Dublin to Birmingham. Traveling by bus from Dublin to Birmingham usually takes around 10 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance192 mi (308 km)
Shortest duration8h 20m
Cheapest price$82.04
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Dublin to Birmingham?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Dublin to Birmingham. National Express is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express110h 7m$85.29
  • 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 Dublin 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.

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 Dublin to Birmingham?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 192 miles from Dublin to Birmingham. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Dublin to Birmingham for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Birmingham, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dublin?

There is usually only one bus per day from Dublin to Birmingham. It leaves the station in Dublin at 8:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Dublin to Birmingham. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dublin to Birmingham; ticket prices start at $50.77.

City Information

Dublin

Dublin is a melting pot that effortlessly blends traditional Irish culture with modern luxury, creating one of the most unique cultural experiences in Europe. Voted one of the most walkable cities in Europe, Dublin offers many pleasant surprises to explorers who enjoy seeing the city on foot. The best place to stroll around is Grafton Street, a busy shopping quarter that offers everything from designer boutiques to quaint bookshops. If you are looking to dive into the unique Celtic root of the Irish culture, head over to Trinity College and marvel at The Book of Kells, which dates back to 800 A.D. If you’re a nature-lover, head over to St. Stephen’s Green and enjoy a picnic away from the crowd without having to leave Central Dublin.

Dublin’s food scene has enjoyed a successful renaissance since the 90s, and the city boasts a wide range of cuisines now. For some of the best dishes in town, head over to the area south of Liffey. If you wish to try delightful cakes or puddings, Queen of Tarts is the place to be.

The two principal train stations in Dublin are the Heuston Station and Connolly Station. The Dublin Airport is located north of the city.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dublin?

Main departure station: Busáras Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Dublin.

All bus stations in Dublin:

  • Busáras Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Birmingham?

Main arrival station: National Express Station

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

All bus stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • Coach Station

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