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?
The Notting Hill Carnival
(Sun 26th Aug, 2018)
Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival.
(Fri 14th Sep, 2018)
The Mayor's Thames Festival takes place annually in mid-September. Activities take place over a weekend on the River Thames, the riverside walkways, roads, bridges, docks and public open spaces from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and beyond.
Lord Mayor's Show
(Sat 10th Nov, 2018)
The Lord Mayor's Show is an annual parade of various London based groups and societies. It is one of the longest established and best known annual events in London and dates back to 1535.