There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Birmingham by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$206 - $463

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Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express / ...

$31 - $86

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Brugge Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to London 080
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill

$98 - $173

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Birmingham

$240 - $272

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Birmingham

$91 - $138

Fly Brussels to Birmingham  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Birmingham (BHX) BRU - BHX

$53 - $301

Fly Brussels to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to East Midlands (EMA) BRU - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$98 - $730

Fly Brussels to Manchester, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Manchester (MAN) BRU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$99 - $324

Fly Brussels to Bristol, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bristol (BRS) BRU - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street

$120 - $371

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX

$79 - $262

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Birmingham is 467 km.

The best way to get from Brussels to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Brussels to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Brussels to Birmingham bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord station.

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Brussels to Birmingham train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Birmingham is to train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 292.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Birmingham, England?

You can take a train from Brussels to Birmingham via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Birmingham via London, Victoria Green Line Station and London Victoria Coach Station in around 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Brussels to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Eurostar
Virgin West Coast Trains
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Brugge
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$22 - $35
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Brussels. It is currently 12:56 AM in Brussels and 11:56 PM in Birmingham.

Brussels to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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KLM and Brussels Airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 566+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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