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Edinburgh to Birmingham

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

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How to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham ?

Trip Edinburgh Birmingham

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance245 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Edinburgh to Birmingham and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Edinburgh Birmingham? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. You just have to specify the departure date to Birmingham then let Vivanoda search for you. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of National Express, MegaBus, First TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, Arriva Trains Wales, Blablacar or FlyBE to reach Birmingham.

Read more information about each means of transport:

Edinburgh to Birmingham bus

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

You may still have doubts to get to Birmingham by bus. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Birmingham.

  • The Edinburgh Birmingham tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • Travelling by bus is more environmentally friendly than the use of one's personal car because of the modernization of National Express or MegaBus coach fleets. Running a bus doesn't require building other infrastructures either: the road Edinburgh Birmingham is already built and shared by others.
  • 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that you take from Edinburgh to Birmingham are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Edinburgh and Birmingham?

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

MegaBus Edinburgh BirminghamNational Express Edinburgh Birmingham

Bus stops in Edinburgh

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Edinburgh from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. The name of the destination 'Birmingham' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Edinburgh

Arrival bus stations in Birmingham

When you arrive in Birmingham, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Birmingham

Train Edinburgh to Birmingham

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

Yes, it is possible to go from Edinburgh to Birmingham by train without making any changes. 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 Edinburgh-Birmingham train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Edinburgh Birmingham

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Edinburgh-Birmingham route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Edinburgh Birmingham railways companies

There are 2 carriers that operate rail journeys between Edinburgh and Birmingham: CrossCountry and Virgin Trains.
CrossCountry Edinburgh BirminghamVirgin Trains Edinburgh Birmingham

Departure train stations in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Railway stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street
  • Birmingham International

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Cheap flights to Birmingham are sometimes not that easy to get but we would like to remind you a few tips:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Edinburgh Birmingham flight as prices should be very high. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Birmingham. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham ?

FlyBE is the only airline flying with direct link to Birmingham from the airport of Edinburgh.
FlyBE Edinburgh Birmingham

Departure airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Arrival airport in Birmingham

  • BHX Birmingham International

Carpool from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Edinburgh-Birmingham with other travellers looking for the same route. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find Edinburgh-Birmingham rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is interesting for lastminute travel to Birmingham.

Before you book your Edinburgh-Birmingham ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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