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Bristol to Birmingham

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1 suggested route to go from Bristol to Birmingham by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Bristol to Birmingham ?

Trip Bristol Birmingham

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance77 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Bristol to Birmingham? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Just enter your travel dates to Birmingham then Vivanoda will do the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To travel from Bristol, trains, carpooling or buses of CrossCountry, Blablacar, National Express, Arriva Trains Wales, London Midland, Virgin Trains, First Great Western and MegaBus will carry you to Birmingham.

Read more information about each means of transport:

Bristol to Birmingham bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Bristol and Birmingham.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Bristol and Birmingham and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Birmingham.

  • Very low prices! On the Bristol Birmingham line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Bristol Birmingham is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Bristol to Birmingham watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 77 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Bristol Birmingham trip

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Bristol Birmingham with direct service.

National Express Bristol BirminghamMegaBus Bristol Birmingham

Bus stops in Bristol

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Bristol at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. In general, the destination 'Birmingham' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Bristol

Arrival bus stations in Birmingham

Once the bus has arrived at Birmingham, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Birmingham

Train Bristol to Birmingham

Is there a direct train for the Bristol-Birmingham route?

Yes, the Bristol to Birmingham route is served by a direct train. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Bristol-Birmingham train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Bristol Birmingham

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Bristol and Birmingham with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Bristol Birmingham railways companies

The train company that operates this journey is CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Bristol Birmingham

Departure train stations in Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Railway stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham International
  • Birmingham New Street

Carpool from Bristol to Birmingham

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Bristol-Birmingham ride. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. This means that when looking for Bristol-Birmingham rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Birmingham.

When you are about to book a Bristol-Birmingham ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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