Rome2Rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Birmingham?

Book now

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2Rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1h 16m

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

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Birmingham 118.7 miles

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station 400 / ...

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Birmingham 116 miles

London to Birmingham by train

The train journey time between London and Birmingham is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 113 miles. Operated by Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Railway, the London to Birmingham train service departs from London Euston and arrives in Birmingham New Street. Typically 500 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

500 Weekly Trains
1h 16m Average Duration
£40 Cheapest Price
See schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham is to rideshare which costs £8 - £20 and takes 2h 30m.

More details

The fastest way to get from London to Birmingham is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs £40 - £120.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

More details

The distance between London and Birmingham is 102 miles. The road distance is 116 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from London to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs £40 - £120.

More details

The train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street takes 1h 16m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

More details

London to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Victoria Coach Station.

More details

London to Birmingham train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

More details

The best way to get from London to Birmingham is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs £40 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £35 and takes 3h.

Mode details

Map of how to get from London to Birmingham.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £40 - £120 and the journey takes 1h 16m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost £21 - £35 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
00 44 345 528 0253
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £120
Website
https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/
Anytime Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
West Midlands Railway
Phone
+44 333 311 0039
Email
contact.wmr@wmtrains.co.uk
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
08717 81 81 81
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
https://www.nationalexpress.com/en
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2Rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

London to Birmingham train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between London to Birmingham is 116 miles. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from London to Birmingham.

Get driving directions

Book your London to Birmingham train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

Book your London to Birmingham bus tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

There are 2291+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at £34 per night.

More details

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

Read Rome2Rio's guide to Blablacar

ticket