Cheap Buses to Birmingham

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Main Bus Station Birmingham Bus Station
Popular Destinations in the UK Bristol, Swansea, London, Cardiff
Nearest Train Station Birmingham New Street Railway Station
Avg Coach Ticket Price £ 15.51
Bus Companies
  • National Express
  • Megabus

Buses to Birmingham Overview

As the second largest city in England and one of the main transport hubs of the West Midlands, Birmingham is very well connected by bus services. Most major cities in the UK have direct bus routes to Birmingham, including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Cardiff. There are are also plenty of buses travelling from a number of smaller cities and towns around the country. Both National Express and Megabus operate regular services, with buses to Birmingham running on a daily basis.


Main Companies and Routes for Birmingham Buses

Bus Company Route Price
national express
  • From £8.00
  • From £3.50
  • From £4.80
  • From £3.00
  • From £4.20
  • From £11.90

Coaches to Birmingham: Bus Operating Companies & Ticket Information


Which bus companies run buses to Birmingham? National Express.

When are the first and last buses into Birmingham? The earliest bus is at about 4:30 a.m, and last bus arrives at 00:30 a.m.

Where can you get direct buses to Birmingham from? There are numerous direct coaches to Birmingham from major cities including London, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as a number of European destinations via London.

When are the first and last buses into Birmingham from London? The first bus to Birmingham from London departs from Sutton Rail Station and arrives at 9:10 a.m. The last bus that departs from London does so at 22:48 p.m and arrives at 04:00 a.m (+1).

Are there overnight coaches to Birmingham? Yes, there are an array of destinations which National Express offer an overnight journey from. Such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and more.

Tips for Booking Cheap Buses to Birmingham


How far in advance to book buses to Birmingham? The best time to book buses to Birmingham is about 6 weeks before, before this time the prices are pretty stagnant.

How much are bus tickets to Birmingham? Fares are always subject to availability, but cheap bus tickets to Birmingham for under £10 can still be bought with less than a week until departure.

Buses to Birmingham: Station Information and Travel to the City Centre


What are the main bus stations in Birmingham? Coaches to Birmingham terminate at Birmingham coach station, located south-west of the city centre and the train station.

Birmingham Coach Station information: Formerly known as Digbeth Coach Station, the main long-distance bus terminus in the city is now known simply as Birmingham Coach Station.

Located in Mill Lane, Digbeth, the station is the site of the main headquarters of the National Express network. New Street railway station is located just under 1 mile away - about a 15 minute walk. There are a number of local bus routes which serve Birmingham Coach Station, many of which take less than 10 minutes to reach the city centre or the train stations at New Street and Moor Street.



Local Time 07:45
Pound sterling £
Population 984,300
Region West Midlands
Languages English

How expensive is Birmingham?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Birmingham costs 10.3% less than in the rest of the country.


Prices in Birmingham are on average 7.8% lower than in the other cities in the United Kingdom.

Public Transport

Public transport in Birmingham costs around 2% less than the national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Birmingham is about 48.1% less expensive on average than in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Buses to Birmingham

via Lincoln, City Bus Station Birmingham, Coach Station
duration: 03:20 hrs
first: 09:00
last: 09:00
earliest: 12:20
last: 12:20
  • Lincoln, City Bus Station
  • Birmingham, Coach Station


23/11/2015 09:00 - 12:20 £20.32
via Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street Birmingham, Coach Station
duration: 03:00 hrs
first: 07:05
last: 07:05
earliest: 10:05
last: 10:05
  • Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
  • Birmingham, Coach Station


21/11/2015 07:05 - 10:05 £6.15
via Bristol, Marlborough Street Birmingham, Coach Station
duration: 01:50 hrs
first: 08:30
last: 09:30
earliest: 10:20
last: 12:50
  • Bristol, Marlborough Street
  • Birmingham, Coach Station


14/11/2015 08:30 - 10:20 £25.96
14/11/2015 09:30 - 12:50 £6.15
20/11/2015 13:15 - 15:35 £8.61
20/11/2015 13:15 - 15:35 £8.66
29/12/2015 16:00 - 18:05 £8.61
31/12/2015 09:30 - 12:50 £6.18