There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to Bedford by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train East Midlands Trains  •  2 h 19 min

$48 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 777 / ...

$17 - $20

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. C10 / ...

$46 - $71

Train West Midlands  •  3 h

$34 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. 83.2 miles

$17 - $26

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

You can take a train from Birmingham to Bedford via Leicester in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Bedford hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Bedford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bletchley
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Bletchley to Bedford St Johns
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station NatExpress to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Central Railway Station to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Birmingham and Bedford is 105 km. The road distance is 133 km.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bedford is to bus which costs £12 - £15 and takes 2 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Bedford is to drive which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £13 - £20.

No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Bedford via Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station NatExpress and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Birmingham to Bedford, including transfers.