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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 22m

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

£30 - £150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

£7 - £9

3 alternative options

Train via Paddington station  •  2h 7m

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

£52 - £77

Rideshare  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Birmingham 118.1 miles

£8 - £20

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Birmingham 116.1 miles

£19 - £28

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The cheapest way to get from London to Birmingham is to bus which costs £7 - £9 and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Birmingham is to train which costs £30 - £150 and takes 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station station and arriving at BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 22m.

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The distance between London and Birmingham is 102 miles. The road distance is 116.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs £30 - £150.

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The train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street takes 1h 22m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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London to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, 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 22m and costs £30 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £9 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from London to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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 - £150 and the journey takes 1h 22m. London Northwestern Railway also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Bus operators
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
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
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 National Express, arrive at BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth.

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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 1h 59m to drive from London to Birmingham.

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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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