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London to Birmingham

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

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How to travel from London to Birmingham ?

Trip London Birmingham

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance101 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from London to Birmingham? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling and trains to get to Birmingham. You just have to specify the departure date to Birmingham then let Vivanoda search for you. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the London - Birmingham offer that suits you best.

To reach your destination from London, you will travel with London Midland, CrossCountry, Blablacar, National Express, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or MegaBus by buses, carpooling or trains.

Read more information about each means of transport:

London to Birmingham bus

If you are looking for a bus service from London to Birmingham, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between London 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.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between London and Birmingham to offer cheaper fares.
  • 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 London Birmingham is already built and shared by others.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the London Birmingham coaches are equipped with.
  • The modern buses that you take from London to Birmingham are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between London and Birmingham?

The coach route London Birmingham is operated without changes by the bus companies MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus London BirminghamNational Express London Birmingham

Departure bus stations in London

It is recommended that you arrive at the London bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. To avoid catching the wrong bus, check in front where the destination 'Birmingham' should be displayed. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express or MegaBus, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Bus stops at arrival in Birmingham

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

  • Birmingham

Train London to Birmingham

Is it possible to go directly by train from London to Birmingham?

Indeed, the cities of Birmingham and London are linked with a direct train connection. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To find the cheapest London-Birmingham train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train London Birmingham

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

London Birmingham train companies

There are 4 carriers that operate rail journeys between London and Birmingham: London Midland, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry.
London Midland London BirminghamVirgin Trains London BirminghamChiltern Railways London BirminghamCrossCountry London Birmingham

Railway stations from London

  • London Euston
  • London Marylebone
  • Stansted Airport

Railway stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham International
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Birmingham Moor Street

Carpool from London to Birmingham

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share London-Birmingham car journeys with others. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for London-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 book a ride between London Birmingham, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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