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There are 6 ways to get from Birmingham to London by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston

$45 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Birmingham to London 119.2 miles

$9 - $27

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxford
  2. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington

$76 - $132

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Marble Arch National Express / ...

$12 - $35

Night train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the night train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston

$65 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to London 119.1 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to London is to rideshare which costs £7 - £20 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to London is to train which costs £30 - £80 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at London Marble Arch. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at London Euston. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 22 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and London is 102 miles. The road distance is 119.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to London without a car is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £30 - £80.

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The train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston takes 1 h 22 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Birmingham to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to London train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to London is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £30 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £27 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to London.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and London, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to London hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $110 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to London hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Birmingham to London
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Birmingham to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Marble Arch station.

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Birmingham to London train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at London Euston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to London is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Birmingham to London.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Birmingham and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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