Birmingham is 118 miles (190km) from London. The bus service between Birmingham and London is very good and runs every half hour. You can book a return fare from 15 GBP, to get a cheap ticket you need to book in advance. Buses depart from Birmingham Coach Station and arrive at London Victoria Coach Station. The journeys can take between 2hrs 35 mins and 3hrs 20 mins, so look for the fastest journey times. This service is run by National Express, to check prices and availability click on the button below to be taken to the secure official website:
(Please note: If you buy a bus ticket using the form above for a specific time and you are delayed, the ticket will still be valid for any bus between London and Birmingham for 24 hours from the original departure time.
If you cant find any reasonable fares with National Express a cheaper option might be to take a Megabus or MegaTrain. The service is not as frequent, but is slightly cheaper. From London to Birmingham fares are as low as 5 GBP one way for the bus. For the latest prices and booking information please click the button below:
The train service between Birmingham and London is very good and runs every 20 minutes at peak times. Trains depart from Birmingham International or New street station and arrive at London Euston station. This is the fastest way to get from Birmingham to central London, it takes 1hr 15mins.
The cheapest advanced ticket is 25 GBP but prices vary a lot depending on how far in advance you book your train ticket and the time of day you wish to travel. It is often possible to get cheaper train tickets by buying two single tickets rather than a return. Tickets can be booked on-line to get the cheapest fares and tickets can be either posted to you or picked up from an automated machine upon arrival at the station. To check live prices and availability please click the link below:
Its also worth taking a look at the Megatrain which now operates between London Euston and Birmingham and offer some good value fares (approx 5 GBP each way). To check the latest prices and fares click the link below
If you decide you would like to spend a little longer in Birmingham to get a little more shopping done and visit a few more attractions why not check out some of the Birmingham Hotel Deals and see if anything takes your fancy?
Oxford Cambridge Boat Race
(Sat 31st Mar, 2018)
Annual boat race along the river Thames between Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The Boat Race was founded in 1829 but has become an international sporting occasion drawing millions of viewers from around the world.
(Sat 21st Apr, 2018)
The London Marathon is a popular road marathon that has been held each year in London since 1981, usually in April. The race is currently sponsored by Virgin.
City Of London Festival
(Sun 24th Jun, 2018)
Each summer the City of London Festival brings the City's unique buildings and outdoor spaces to life with an extensive artistic programme of music, visual arts, film, walks and talks, much of it free to the public.