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Edinburgh to Birmingham

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How to get from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

We are suggesting 13 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Edinburgh Birmingham. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Edinburgh Birmingham by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Edinburgh and Birmingham on a map as well as the route Edinburgh Birmingham and the different connecting points (Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham New Street Railway Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Birmingham International Railway Station, University Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Edinburgh Birmingham

For your trip from Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) to Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 245 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Edinburgh-Birmingham that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Edinburgh. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Edinburgh bus station (11.2 mi from Edinburgh) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Birmingham.
The train Edinburgh Birmingham is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry or Virgin Trains to Birmingham leave from Edinburgh Waverley railway station in Edinburgh. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham New Street station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
The direct flight Edinburgh > Birmingham will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Edinburgh and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Edinburgh EDI airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Birmingham (Birmingham International airport, IATA code: BHX) operated by FlyBE.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Edinburgh-Birmingham.

Which carriers to travel between Edinburgh and Birmingham?

FlyBE carries out a flight from Edinburgh EDI airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Edinburgh to Birmingham (arrival at Birmingham International BHX airport)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Edinburgh in Edinburgh and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Edinburgh (serving Edinburgh bus station at 11.2 mi from centre) and the city of Birmingham where the coach will drop you off at Birmingham station situated at about 0.5 mi from Birmingham city centre.
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Edinburgh-Birmingham with the train from Edinburgh Waverley railway station (0.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham New Street at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line from Edinburgh to Birmingham with the train which leaves Edinburgh Waverley station to arrive at Birmingham New Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
First TransPennine Express operates the train journey Edinburgh-Manchester with the train from Edinburgh Waverley railway station (0.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Edinburgh-Birmingham (246.1 mi)

Stop cities from Edinburgh or cities to visit near Birmingham

When travelling from Birmingham to Edinburgh by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Tamworth located at 14 mi from Birmingham, Manchester 71 mi away from Birmingham, Derby situated at 35 mi from Birmingham (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Birmingham or back to Edinburgh, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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