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There are 4 ways to get from Beckton to Birmingham by train, bus or car

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Train via Tower Hill station  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Beckton DLR Station to Tower Gateway DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

£44 - £158

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Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Beckton, Kingsford Way to Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square N551
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

£10 - £12

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

£54 - £80

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Beckton to Birmingham 134 miles

£20 - £30

Beckton to Birmingham by train and subway

The journey time between Beckton and Birmingham is around 5h 20m and covers a distance of around 124 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 21m. Operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), London Underground (Tube), Avanti West Coast and others, the Beckton to Birmingham service departs from Beckton DLR Station and arrives in Birmingham New Street. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 20m
Fastest journey time:
2h 21m
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£44
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:46
Last service departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Beckton to Birmingham train and subway schedules

Beckton → Birmingham
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The cheapest way to get from Beckton to Birmingham is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Beckton to Birmingham is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Beckton to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Beckton, Kingsford Way and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Beckton station to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Beckton DLR Station and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Tower Hill station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Beckton and Birmingham is 107 miles. The road distance is 134 miles.

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The best way to get from Beckton to Birmingham without a car is to train via Tower Hill station which takes 2h 26m and costs £40 - £160.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Beckton to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Beckton to Birmingham bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Beckton, Kingsford Way station.

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Beckton to Birmingham train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), depart from Beckton DLR Station.

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The best way to get from Beckton to Birmingham is to train via Tower Hill station which takes 2h 26m and costs £40 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 and takes 5h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Beckton to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 107.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

You can take a train from Beckton to Birmingham via Tower Gateway DLR Station, Tower Hill station, Euston Square station, and London Euston in around 2h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Beckton to Birmingham via Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 10m.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Beckton DLR Station to Tower Gateway DLR Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£2
Cash Fare
£5
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£42 - £48
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£42 - £48
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Beckton, Kingsford Way to Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express

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

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Beckton to Birmingham train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Beckton to Birmingham is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Beckton to Birmingham.

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