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How to get from London to Birmingham?

Planning to travel to London from Birmingham and looking for the best transportation options for your trip? We know that it is often difficult to choose the best way of transportation for a trip from London to Birmingham, whether it is for price, time or convenience reasons. Vivanoda will help you to find all the transportation solutions to travel between London and Birmingham, be it by plane, train, bus or carpool.

With detailed information about each mode of transportation and about the transport companies (London Midland, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, FlixBus or National Express), you will be able to easily compare fares, timetables and travel times, in order to choose the option that best suits your needs.

Whether you're a budget traveler or looking for a quick and convenient way to get from London to Birmingham, we've got all the information you need to plan an unforgettable London Birmingham trip.

For your trip from London to Birmingham, you have several transportation options

Bus tickets from London to Birmingham

Buses are often the most economical choice for travel from London to Birmingham, offering direct travel options or with intermediate stops.

London to Birmingham train tickets

If you like to travel more ecologically and economically, the London Birmingham train is ideal and meets your expectations.

Carpooling London Birmingham

Carpooling from London to Birmingham is perfect if you want to travel to Birmingham in good company and reduce transportation costs. But there may be limited flexibility in terms of schedules and pickup points in either London or Birmingham.

Whichever way you choose, our price comparison tool will help you find the London to Birmingham transportation option that best suits your needs and budget.

London Birmingham Travel Information

Departure city
London
United Kingdom
England
Destination city
Birmingham
United Kingdom
England
Distance
101 mi
Direct connection
Yes, direct connection by train, bus and carpooling
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Plan your trip from London to Birmingham easily with Vivanoda

Plan your trip from London to Birmingham easily with Vivanoda

With Vivanoda you can easily compare all available transportation options like flights, trains, buses and carpools according to your preferences and budget. You can also filter the results by price, travel time, schedule and comfort options. Thanks to its ease of use and clarity, Vivanoda allows you to find in a few clicks the tickets between London and Birmingham that best suit your needs. Vivanoda also displays all the special offers and promotions of different airlines like London Midland, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, FlixBus or National Express to help you save on your tickets. So don't hesitate and use Vivanoda now to prepare your trip between London and Birmingham with peace of mind!

Comparison of the different ways to travel between London and Birmingham

Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by train from London to Birmingham?
Speed London to Birmingham trains are often much faster than buses or cars.
Environmentally friendly The London Birmingham train is considered a more environmentally friendly way to travel than flying or driving alone.
Accessibility The train stations in London or Birmingham are located in the city center, making it easy to access other means of transportation to get to the city center.
Cost London Birmingham train tickets can be more expensive than bus or carpool tickets, especially on high-speed trains.
Flexibility London Birmingham train schedules can be limited and it may be more difficult to change trains when needed.
Advantages and disadvantages of a carpooling trip from London to Birmingham?
Environmentally friendly By sharing a car with someone else you reduce the environmental impact of a trip from London to Birmingham.
Flexible Carpooling from London to Birmingham is often more flexible than other modes of transportation.
Friendliness Carpooling from London to Birmingham is often more pleasant and friendly than other modes of transportation, especially if you share the ride with nice people.
Comfort You have to share the space of the car with the other passengers during the whole trip between London and Birmingham.
Feeling insecure It may happen that you feel unsafe in the car with the driver, because of his attitude or the way he drives.
Reliability You have to rely on the punctuality and reliability of the driver for your London Birmingham trip. He is not always on time.
Advantages and disadvantages of a bus trip from London to Birmingham?
Flexibility Bus companies offer many schedule options for travel between London and Birmingham, which can be convenient if you have specific time constraints.
On-board services Modern buses that travel between London and Birmingham are usually equipped with comfortable seats, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and toilets.
Price The price of bus tickets from London to Birmingham are often much cheaper than train or plane tickets to Birmingham (and sometimes cheaper than carpooling as well), making it an affordable option for budget-conscious travelers.
Comfort London-Birmingham buses can be less comfortable than trains, due to reduced legroom and suspension quality.
Travel time Buses from London to Birmingham are mostly much slower than trains to Birmingham to cover the 101 mi distance of the trip.

Where to start from in London? Where do I arrive in Birmingham?

London Departure Bus Stations

London Victoria Coach Station
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Gatwick Airport
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Golders Green
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Heathrow Airport Terminal 4
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Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
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Luton Airport
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Stansted Airport
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West Hampstead
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Departure stations in London

London Euston
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London Marylebone
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Stansted Airport
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Birmingham arrival bus stations

Birmingham
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Birmingham Airport
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Perry Barr
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Birmingham Arrival Stations

Birmingham International
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Birmingham New Street
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Adderley Park
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Lea Hall
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Stechford
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Birmingham Moor Street
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Birmingham Snow Hill
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Jewellery Quarter
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Aston
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Duddeston
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Erdington
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Gravelly Hill
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Hamstead (Birmingham)
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Perry Barr
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Witton (West Midlands)
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Acocks Green
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Small Heath
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Tyseley
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3 tips for cheaper travel from London to Birmingham

Have you decided to travel from London to Birmingham and are looking for ways to save money on your travel ticket? We present you with 3 useful tips to save money on your trip. Whether you choose to take a bus, train or carpooling, these tips will help you find the best rates for your London to Birmingham trip.

  • 1. Avoid rush hour traffic
    London-Birmingham tickets are very often cheaper if you travel outside of rush hour. By avoiding these high demand times of the day, you could save money on your ticket. In addition, traveling to Birmingham during off-peak hours can allow you to enjoy a more comfortable trip.
  • 2. Avoid extras
    Some extras, such as food and beverages consumed during the trip from London to Birmingham, can be expensive and are not always necessary for a short trip. To save money, try to plan snacks or drinks before you leave for Birmingham, and use free alternatives for entertainment, like reading a book.
  • 3. Be flexible on dates
    London-Birmingham tickets are often cheaper on weekdays than on weekends. If you can afford to travel to Birmingham on weekdays instead of weekends, you could save money on your London-Birmingham ticket. Furthermore, being flexible on dates can also help you find the best prices to Birmingham.

Bus London Birmingham

Passengers are generally allowed to take luggage on the London-Birmingham bus, but it is important to check the weight and size limits with the carrier. The number of pieces of luggage is also very often limited.

The duration of the bus trip between London and Birmingham usually varies depending on the traffic conditions and possible stops along the way. Vivanoda will allow you to see in real time all the buses traveling to Birmingham for your travel date.

The average price of a bus ticket for the trip London-Birmingham varies depending on the carrier and the time of booking. On certain busy dates, prices can double! Compare all London-Birmingham bus prices on Vivanoda.

Cancellation and modification policies may vary depending on the bus company, so it is important to check the terms and conditions when making a reservation. Most of the time, cancelling or changing your London-Birmingham bus ticket will incur additional costs.

The frequency of departures to London from Birmingham varies depending on the carrier, the time period and the day of the week. To get a complete overview of all bus departures to Birmingham, please specify your departure date and start a search on Vivanoda.

Fares for London-Birmingham buses may vary depending on the company, the booking class, the travel date and the departure time. Using Vivanoda, you will be able to compare in one click the prices between the different companies before booking to find the best offer.

Bus companies London Birmingham

FlixBus
FlixBus
National Express
National Express
MegaBus
MegaBus
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Trains London Birmingham

The average train journey time from London to Birmingham depends on the type of train you take. Regional or intercity trains to Birmingham are slower than high-speed trains. Compare the duration of all trips by running a price search on Vivanoda.

It is recommended to book your train ticket from London to Birmingham at least a few weeks in advance to get the best price.

Train tickets from London to Birmingham can be refunded or exchanged but are usually more expensive. The cheapest tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

There are discounts for children, students and seniors traveling by train from London to Birmingham that vary depending on the type of ticket and the age of the person. When you enter your age in your Vivanoda search, the prices displayed will take into account any age-related discounts.

Trains between London and Birmingham are equipped with power outlets and free Wi-Fi for passengers. Power outlets are available in most cars, while the Wi-Fi connection may be unstable in some areas.

On-board catering options on trains between London and Birmingham, including snacks, drinks and hot meals, are available either in the bar cars or through a mobile service.

Train companies between London and Birmingham

London Midland
London Midland
Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains
Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Railways
CrossCountry
CrossCountry
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Carpool London Birmingham

Carpool drivers often have restrictions on large luggage due to the limited space in the vehicle. It is therefore recommended that you contact the driver prior to your London Birmingham trip to discuss these issues.

The average cost of a carpool ride from London to Birmingham depends on several factors, including the time of year, demand and supply, as well as the carpooling platform used. To get a very accurate estimation of the price and availability of a carpooling trip London-Birmingham, start a search on Vivanoda by entering your travel dates.

Carpooling is generally considered a safe option for traveling between London and Birmingham. However, it is important to check driver reviews and ratings before booking a trip. It is also recommended that you only share your personal details with people you trust.

The number of seats available in a carpool from London to Birmingham depends on the driver and the type of vehicle being used. In general, a driver can offer between 1 and 4 seats.

Carpooling is considered a greener option than other modes of transportation, as it reduces CO2 emissions by reducing the number of cars on the road. However, this depends on the number of people sharing the same vehicle and the fuel consumption of the vehicle.

The duration of a carpool trip between London and Birmingham also depends on the traffic conditions and the route taken by the driver. By starting a price search on Vivanoda now, you will get the estimated duration of each available carpool offer.

Carpooling platform London Birmingham

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