Buses from London to Birmingham

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Fri 19 Jan

10:00 13:15
5 €
03:15 hrs

Sat 20 Jan

01:00 04:30
2 €
03:30 hrs

Sun 21 Jan

22:30 01:25
2 €
02:55 hrs

Mon 22 Jan

01:00 04:30
2 €
03:30 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

01:00 04:30
2 €
03:30 hrs

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London to Birmingham Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration3h 16m
Bus arrives inBirmingham
Buses depart fromLondon
Coach Ticket Price 3.34 €
Distance163 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from London to Birmingham

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.

    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.

    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.

    Economy single

    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

    On The Day Single

    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

    Standard single

    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

Buses from London to Birmingham

National Express offer travelers a choice of buses from London to Birmingham every day of the week. National Express buses leave at approximately half hour intervals. Most journeys take just under 3 hours and are direct. The first bus departs in the early hours of the morning and services continue to run well into the night.

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Average prices for buses from London to Birmingham when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

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London to Birmingham Buses: General Information

While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 2½ hours to arrive in Birmingham.

  • autobus All London to Birmingham buses are run by the National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from London's Victoria bus station and arrive at either Birmingham's main bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Birmingham by bus takes as little as 2 hours and 35 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Birmingham bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Birmingham buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 20% cheaper on average to purchase an London to Birmingham bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to at the station on the day of travel.
  • It is 53% cheaper to book an London to Birmingham bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Birmingham bus tickets are 60% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

There is so much to see and do in London that it could be difficult to know where to start. London can cater to anyone's interests, whether it be culture, arts, sports, or history. There are many world class museums to be found in London such as the British Museum and The Natural History Museum, with the added bonus that most museums in London have free admission. The art galleries of The Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery provide art enthusiasts with some great viewing. The West End can provide an entertaining evening if you are able to see a theater show. There is also plenty to keep sports fans interested with the recently held 2012 Olympics, with six premier league football teams and the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Travelers choosing buses from London to Birmingham will begin their journey at Victoria Coach Station in the capital's SW1 area. The centrally located station is just a short walk from Victoria mainline station and is easy to reach. Travelers can take the Underground Circle, District or Victoria line trains or catch buses which stop at Victoria Station such as the C1, 38, 52, 73 and 82. Taxis are available in all areas of London and will take passengers to the station.

Getting to Birmingham by Bus

Birmingham is one of the most populous cities in the UK and has an extensive industrial history waiting to be explored. Birmingham has shrugged off its industrial past to become an attractive city filled with scenic canals, great architecture and excellent shopping and nightlife. Shop in the stunning Selfridges building, explore the wonders of chocolate at Cadbury World or enjoy the city's many outdoor spaces like Birmingham Nature Centre. There are plenty of top museums and art galleries to visit such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Aston Hall. There are plenty of shopping opportunities on offer in this city with the Bull Ring offering 140 stores and being one of the busiest shopping centers in the UK. The canal areas of Brindleyplace which has seen much regeneration in recent years and is now an important tourist attraction.

All buses from London to Birmingham end their journey at Birmingham bus station in Digbeth. The station is just a 5-minute walk via Digbeth High Street from the city center. However, those arriving after dark or with heavy luggage may prefer to take a local bus. Services which stop nearby include the 6, 37, 51 and 57. There is also a taxi rank near the station.

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