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

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Train  •  1h 16m

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

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Bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

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Rideshare  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Birmingham 118.7 miles

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 London Midland, the London to Birmingham train service departs from London Euston and arrives in Birmingham New Street. Typically 491 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

491 Weekly Trains
1h 16m Average Duration
£40 Cheapest Price
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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 fastest way to get from London to Birmingham is to train. Taking this option will cost £40 - £150 and takes 1h 16m.

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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 every two hours, 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 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

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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 16m and costs £40 - £150.

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The train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street takes 1h 16m including transfers and departs every 20 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 16m and costs £40 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £9 and takes 2h 55m.

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  • 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 - £150 and the journey takes 1h 16m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth every 2 hours. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

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 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£42 - £48
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£42 - £48
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
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
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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 2h 1m 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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