There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Rochester by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 33 min

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

$87 - $131

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Marble Arch National Express
  2. Take the bus from Embankment to Denton, Lion Garage 735 / ...

$31 - $35

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Train Chiltern Railways  •  3 h 39 min

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

$84 - $122

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  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 £23 - £27 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Rochester is to train which costs £65 - £100 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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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 Marble Arch Station Park Lane, Embankment and Chalk, North Kent College. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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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 2 h 33 min.

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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 2 h 33 min and costs £65 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min 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 2 h 33 min and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £27 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 128.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Rochester via London Marble Arch, Marble Arch Station Park Lane, Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross, Embankment, Denton, Lion Garage, and Chalk, North Kent College in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Redwing Coaches
Phone
+44 1474 322002
Email
info@redwing-coaches.co.uk
Website
redwingcoaches-northkent.co.uk
Bus from Embankment to Denton, Lion Garage
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
redwingcoaches-northkent.co.uk

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Birmingham to Rochester bus services, operated by Redwing Coaches, arrive at Denton, Lion Garage 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 2 h 35 min to drive from Birmingham to Rochester.

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