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There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to Banbury by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Banbury

$28 - $60

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Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Birmingham to Banbury 45.4 miles

$8

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Banbury National Express

$8 - $12

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Birmingham to Banbury 45.2 miles

$210 - $250

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Banbury 45.2 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Banbury is to rideshare which costs £6 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Banbury is to train which costs £22 - £45 and takes 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Banbury. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Banbury. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Banbury is 38 miles. The road distance is 45.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Banbury without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs £22 - £45.

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Banbury takes 51 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Birmingham to Banbury train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Banbury is to train which takes 51 min and costs £22 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Banbury.
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  • Distance: 37.5 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to Banbury hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 51 min. Chiltern Railways also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Banbury every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to Banbury
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
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 Banbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Birmingham to Banbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Birmingham to Banbury
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250
TOA Taxis
Phone
+44 121 427 8888
Website
toataxis.co.uk
Birmingham Taxis
Phone
+44 121 775 0017
Website
taxisbirmingham.co.uk

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Birmingham to Banbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Banbury station.

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Birmingham to Banbury train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Banbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Banbury is 45 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Birmingham to Banbury.

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

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