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River Thames, London

Coaches from Birmingham to London

From £6.90 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 25 services per day

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Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Birmingham to London in 2 hrs 10 m (fastest journey)

Our fastest coach from Birmingham to London Finchley Road will get you there in just 2 hrs 10 mins, giving you more time to explore this spectacular city.

With coaches running from early in the morning until the evening, from £6.90 one-way*, you can travel with convenience and confidence once again.

Birmingham to London journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 10 mins (to Finchley Road)
Cheapest price From £6.90 *
Distance (approx) 194km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 5:45am/21:00pm

Our Birmingham to London services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

400 coach towards London

Our 400 service travels up to 18 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
  • London (Finchley Road Station)
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

409 coach towards London

Our 409 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

550 coach towards London

Our 550 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • London (Finchley Road Station)
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

551 coach towards London

Our 551 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

590 coach towards London

Our 590 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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Departing from Birmingham Coach Station

You can begin boarding our coaches to the capital as early as 6.50am to travel to London in style on our 400, 550, 551 and 590 routes.

Birmingham Coach Station is based in Digbeth is an 5 minute walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre and served by many regular bus routes, with a taxi rank directly outside the entrance.

Take a look at our Birmingham Coach Station facilities.

Arriving at Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre.

Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station page for more.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Birmingham to London?

The first coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 5.45am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 8.35am.

When is the last coach from Birmingham to London?

The last coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 21.00pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 0.05am.

How much is the coach from Birmingham to London?

A one-way journey from Birmingham to London is available from £6.90*.

How long does the coach take from Birmingham to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Birmingham to London takes 2 hours and 10 mins to our Finchley Road stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from Birmingham to London?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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