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Birmingham to Gatwick

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
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 Gatwick

Leaving Birmingham and heading to Gatwick Airport? Make sure you take the most cost-effective means of travelling, our coach services. 

You can rest in a guaranteed seat with plenty of legroom, enjoy free Wi-Fi and bring everything you want with a generous luggage allowance.

Start your big trip off the right way, book your coach tickets now in the journey planner above.

Birmingham to Gatwick journey information
Fastest journey time 3 hrs 50 mins
Cheapest price From £18.90 *
Distance (approx) 249km
No. of stops 5 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 0:30am/15:45pm

Our Birmingham to Gatwick services and stops

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

210 coach towards Gatwick Airport

Our 210 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
  • Warwick Parkway Rail Station
  • Oxford Bus Station
  • Oxford (Sandhills)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)

Birmingham to Gatwick route map

Luggage

You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Birmingham

Birmingham Coach Station is based in the heart of the city centre in Digbeth. Just a short walk from the Bullring and New Street and Moor Street train stations, arriving at the station couldn't be easier.

Plus, once onsite, you'll find plenty of facilities to ensure you're ready to begin your journey to the airport.

Find out more at our Birmingham coach station page.

Arriving at Gatwick Airport

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

Gatwick Airport has a wide range of fantastic facilities to keep you entertained before your flight.

Less than five minutes from the terminal, you'll find newsagents, restaurants, and other shops including coffee shops, clothing, entertainment for the kids and much more.

Take a look at our Gatwick Airport facilities pages for more information:

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Birmingham to Gatwick?

The first coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 0.30am, arriving at Gatwick North Terminal at 4.20am.

When is the last coach from Birmingham to Gatwick?

The last coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 15.45pm, arriving at Gatwick North Terminal at 20.15pm.

How much is the coach from Birmingham to Gatwick?

A one-way journey from Birmingham to Gatwick is available from £18.90*.

How long does the coach take from Birmingham to Gatwick?

Coach journeys from Birmingham to Gatwick take on average 4 hrs 25 mins, however, our fastest journey takes 3 hrs 50 mins.

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

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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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 16 November 2022 for travel between 16 November 2022 and 15 March 2023.

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