There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds 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  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Ely

$76 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds National Express

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Ely
  2. Take the bus from The Guineas Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station 16 / ...

$81 - $112

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds 126.6 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Bury St Edmunds, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from The Guineas Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Mulleys Motorways
Bus from The Guineas Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from The Guineas Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Birmingham and Bury St Edmunds is 179 km. The road distance is 203 km.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 4 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds is to drive which takes 2 h 6 min and costs £20 - £30.

No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Bury St Edmunds via Ely. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham and arriving at Bury St Edmunds. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Birmingham to Bury St Edmunds, including transfers.