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Coaches to Birmingham

Edinburgh to Birmingham

From £21.70 one-way*

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Departures: up to 3 services per day

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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 Edinburgh to Birmingham

Fancy heading down to Birmingham in comfort? Onboard our modern fleet of coaches long journeys couldn't be easier. With a guaranteed seat, plenty of legroom, free Wi-Fi and more, you'll be at your destination in no time.

Book your tickets to Birmingham on our daily 180, 182 and 183 services, and hundreds of other UK and European locations, in the blue journey planner above.

Edinburgh to Birmingham journey information
Fastest journey time 9hrs 25 mins
Cheapest price From £21.70 *
Distance (approx) 528km
No. of stops 4 (183 service, other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8:20am/9:05pm (from Edinburgh Bus Station)

Our Edinburgh to Birmingham services and stops

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

180 coach towards Birmingham

Our 180 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Sheffield Coach Station
  • Nottingham
  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX)
  • Birmingham Coach Station

182 coach towards Birmingham

Our 182 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Hamilton
  • Carlisle
  • Penrith
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Birmingham Coach Station

183 coach towards Birmingham

Our 183 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Nottingham
  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station

Edinburgh to Birmingham route map

Departing from Edinburgh

Edinburgh Bus Station is located in the city centre, only a stone's throw from St Andrew's Square.

The station has plenty of features for your comfort and convenience as you depart, from toilet facilities to a coffee shop and phone charging areas.

Arriving in Birmingham

Birmingham Coach Station is based in Digbeth, right in the city centre and just a few minutes walk from the Bullring and Grand Central.

A taxi rank is directly outside the station, along with a bus stop, which is served by many routes into the city centre. New Street and Moor Street rail stations are only a short walk away too.

Take a look at our Birmingham Coach Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The first coach leaves from Edinburgh at 8.20am, terminating at Birmingham Coach Station at 5.45pm.

When is the last coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

The last coach departs from Edinburgh at 21.05pm, arriving at Birmingham Coach Station at 6.45am

How much is the coach from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

A one-way journey from Edinburgh to Birmingham is available from £21.70*.

How long does the coach take from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Coach journeys from Edinburgh to Birmingham take approximately 9 hrs 25 mins.

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

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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