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London to Birmingham by TrainThere are frequent trains to Birmingham New Street from London Euston. The journey takes about an 1hr 25min. Advance round trip fare for off peak travel starts at about £10.00.
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London to Birmingham by BusBuses from London to Birmingham take between 2hr 40 min and 3 hours. Standard round trip fare is about £23, but limited numbers of online, advance tickets - called fun fares - may be availble for as little as £6.50 round trip. There are two buses an hour between Victoria Coach Station in London and Birmingham Central Coach Station.
Bus tickets can be purchased online. There is usually a 50pence booking fee.
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London to Birmingham by CarBirmingham is 119 miles northwest of London, via the M1 and M6 motorways. It takes at least 2hr 30min drive. Keep in mind that gasoline, called petrol in the UK, is sold by the liter (a little more than a quart) and the price is usually more than $1 a quart.
UK Travel Tip: Birmingham's position, at the hub of a number of important motorway routes, as well as the pattern of development of its downtown area in the 1960s and 1970s, make it a difficult place to drive - even for UK drivers who are used to driving on the left. Unless you know your way around Birmingham by car, make use of the Park and Ride facilities outside the central city.