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There are 5 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 26m

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

£40 - £150

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Birmingham 118.7 miles

£8 - £20

3 alternative options

Train via Paddington station  •  2h 13m

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

£52 - £77

Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham New Street Station Uk023 / ...

£10 - £12

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Birmingham 116 miles

£17 - £26

London to Birmingham by train

The train journey time between London and Birmingham is around 1h 42m and covers a distance of around 113 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 22m. Operated by Avanti West Coast and London Midland, the London to Birmingham train service departs from London Euston and arrives in Birmingham New Street. Typically 407 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 42m
Fastest train time:
1h 22m
Train distance:
113 miles
Trains per week:
407
Cheapest price:
£40
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:34
Last train departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Birmingham train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham is to bus which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Birmingham is to train. Taking this option will cost £40 - £150 and takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Birmingham New Street Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 26m.

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

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The best way to get from London to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs £40 - £150.

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The train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street takes 1h 26m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Birmingham is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs £40 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from London to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 26m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street hourly. Tickets cost £40 - £150 and the journey takes 1h 26m. London Midland also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham New Street Station hourly. Tickets cost £10 - £12 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£42 - £48
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£42 - £48
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham New Street Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
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

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London to Birmingham bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Birmingham New Street Station.

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

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

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There are 296+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at £75 per night.

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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.

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