There are 6 ways to get from Burnley to Birmingham by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham New Street

$68 - $112

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Night bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Burnley to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$13 - $18

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Bus, train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnley, Mechanics Institute (Manchester Road) to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) X43
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$54 - $84

Train, bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Burnley Manchester Road to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street M15 / ...

$30 - $44

Bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnley, Mechanics Institute (Manchester Road) to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) X43
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$20 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Burnley to Birmingham 118.7 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Burnley to Birmingham is to night bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Burnley to Birmingham is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Burnley and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Burnley to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Burnley Manchester Road and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Burnley and Birmingham is 92 miles. The road distance is 118.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Burnley to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs £50 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Burnley to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Burnley to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Burnley station.

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Burnley to Birmingham train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Burnley Manchester Road station.

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The best way to get from Burnley to Birmingham is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs £50 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £19 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Burnley to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 92.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Burnley, England and Birmingham, England?

You can take a train from Burnley to Birmingham via Preston in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Burnley to Birmingham via Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 4 h 28 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Burnley Manchester Road to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Burnley, Mechanics Institute (Manchester Road) to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Book at
uk.megabus.com
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Burnley to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Burnley to Birmingham is 119 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Burnley to Birmingham.

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