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

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Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Rochester

$60 - $130

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Bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dartford National Express / ...

$19 - $27

3 alternative options

Train via London Victoria  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Rochester

$65 - $134

Train Chiltern Railways  •  3h 11m

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

$87 - $125

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Rochester 154.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Rochester is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Rochester is to train which costs £45 - £100 and takes 2h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Rochester Community Hub via London Victoria Coach Station and Bluewater, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Rochester via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Rochester is 128 miles. The road distance is 154.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs £45 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Birmingham to Rochester, including transfers.

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

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Birmingham to Rochester train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Rochester is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs £45 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 5h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 128.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Rochester, Medway, England?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Rochester via London Euston and St Pancras International in around 2h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Rochester via London Victoria Coach Station and Bluewater, Bus Station in around 5h 53m.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Rochester
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from London Victoria to Rochester
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Thameslink
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dartford
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express

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

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Birmingham to Rochester train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Rochester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Rochester is 155 miles. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Birmingham to Rochester.

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