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There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to Waterloo Station by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 39m

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

$47 - $108

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Birmingham to London 119.2 miles

$9 - $27

3 alternative options

Train, line 139 bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  2. Take the line 139 bus from Marylebone, York Street to Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd 139

$69 - $99

Bus  •  3h 16m

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

$16 - $20

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Waterloo Station 119.8 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Waterloo Station is to rideshare which costs £7 - £20 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Waterloo Station is to train which costs £35 - £85 and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Waterloo Station is 102 miles. The road distance is 119.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Waterloo Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 39m and costs £35 - £85.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m to get from Birmingham to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Waterloo Station is to train which takes 1h 39m and costs £35 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £16 and takes 3h 16m.

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Birmingham to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Waterloo Station is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Birmingham to Waterloo Station.

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  • Distance: 102.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Waterloo Station, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to Waterloo Station hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $110 and the journey takes 1h 22m. West Midlands also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Waterloo Station hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

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
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Marylebone, York Street to Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Birmingham to London
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Birmingham and Waterloo Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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