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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Take the bus from Central station to Bedford, Bus Station X5

$32 - $70

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Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Bedford

$58 - $88

Train, bus via Bedford, St Paul's Square  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Take the bus from Central station to Bedford, St Paul's Square C10 / ...

$31 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Bedford 83.2 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bedford is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Bedford station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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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 31 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Bedford is 66 miles. The road distance is 83.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Bedford without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs £24 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Birmingham to Bedford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Bedford is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £45 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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 31 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Bedford every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
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
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central station to Bedford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Central station to Bedford, St Paul's Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
unobus.info

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Birmingham to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Birmingham to Bedford train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Bedford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Bedford is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Birmingham to Bedford.

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