Travel to Birmingham: Cheap buses, trains and flights

About Birmingham

Birmingham is located in the West Midlands area of England, and is the country’s most populated city after London. It was originally a market town, but after a period of modernisation and industrialisation, the city is now a major hub for businesses and students.

Birmingham

Demographics

Local Time 07:46
£ Sterling Pounds
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.

Shopping

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

Public Transport

Public transport in Birmingham costs around 2% less than 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 United Kingdom.

How to Get to Birmingham

Flights to Birmingham

Birmingham’s own airport is located about 10km east of the city centre, and operates many FlyBe, RyanAir, Thomson and Monarch services across the UK and Europe. There are also several direct flights to the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.

Trains to Birmingham

As a fairly central city in the country, Birmingham is very easily accessed by train, and is a stopover point for many services. CrossCountry trains run out of Birmingham New Street station, which is in the centre, and whose network stretches to all ends of the country. Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill are two smaller stations in the city, and both run services to and from London.

Buses to Birmingham

The main coach network operating within Birmingham is National Express, whose headquarters are local to the region. As a result, long distance buses run in and out of the city many times a day, making it very easy to get to from all major cities in the country.

How to Get Around Birmingham

Birmingham is a large city, and thus presents a wide range of options for getting around. Several companies run a vast selection of bus routes within the city, and there is a light rail system called ‘Midland Metro’, which accesses the further edges of the city. Visitors can even travel via city’s network of canals, a remnant from the Industrial Revolution, which is even more extensive than of Venice!

Popular Journeys to Birmingham

via Bath, Dorchester Street Birmingham, Coach Station
duration: 03:40 hrs
Departure
first: 11:55
last: 11:55
Arrival
earliest: 15:35
last: 15:35
  • Bath, Dorchester Street
  • Birmingham, Coach Station

Offers:

31/10/2015 11:55 - 15:35 £28.28
via Bath Spa Bristol Temple Meads Birmingham New Street
duration: 01:55 hrs
Departure
first: 12:24
last: 08:01
Arrival
earliest: 14:27
last: 09:56
  • Bath Spa
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Birmingham New Street

Offers:

15/05/2016 12:24 - 14:27 £55.88
21/05/2016 08:01 - 09:56 £32.19
via Plymouth, Bretonside Bus Station Birmingham, Coach Station
duration: 05:15 hrs
Departure
first: 07:05
last: 07:05
Arrival
earliest: 12:20
last: 12:20
  • Plymouth, Bretonside Bus Station
  • Birmingham, Coach Station

Offers:

27/12/2015 07:05 - 12:20 £45.85
via Plymouth Birmingham New Street
duration: 03:31 hrs
Departure
first: 16:25
last: 16:25
Arrival
earliest: 19:56
last: 19:56
  • Plymouth
  • Birmingham New Street

Offers:

24/05/2016 16:25 - 19:56 £61.75
via Canterbury, St. Georges Lane Birmingham, Coach Station
duration: 04:55 hrs
Departure
first: 20:40
last: 06:40
Arrival
earliest: 01:50
last: 11:35
  • Canterbury, St. Georges Lane
  • Birmingham, Coach Station

Offers:

13/05/2016 20:40 - 01:50 £33.20
14/05/2016 06:40 - 11:35 £33.20
via Canterbury West London St Pancras London Euston Birmingham New Street
duration: 03:02 hrs
Departure
first: 09:23
last: 08:25
Arrival
earliest: 12:27
last: 11:27
  • Canterbury West
  • London St Pancras
  • London Euston
  • Birmingham New Street

Offers:

30/10/2015 09:23 - 12:27 £20.62
31/10/2015 08:25 - 11:27 £39.26
via London Heathrow Manchester
duration: 02:05 hrs
Departure
first: 10:50
last: 10:50
Arrival
earliest: 12:55
last: 12:55
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester

Offers:

13/05/2016 10:50 - 12:55 £185.72