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

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Train  •  1h 20m

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

£30 - £80

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Rideshare  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Birmingham 118.1 miles

£8 - £20

3 alternative options

Train via Paddington Rail Station  •  2h 9m

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

£52 - £76

Bus  •  2h 40m

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

£17 - £24

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 rideshare which costs £8 - £20 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Birmingham is to train which costs £30 - £80 and takes 1h 20m.

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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 40m.

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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 20m.

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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 20m and costs £30 - £80.

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The train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street takes 1h 20m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Birmingham is to train which takes 1h 20m and costs £30 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from London to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 101.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 20m

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London Euston to Birmingham every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £50 - £80 and the journey takes 1h 20m. West Midlands also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost £17 - £24 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
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 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £24
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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 Virgin West Coast Trains, 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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