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Coaches to Birmingham

Coach travel from Leicester to Birmingham

From £7 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 5 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 10 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 Leicester to Birmingham in 1 hour 5 mins (fastest journey)

Enjoy faster coach travel with our services from Leicester to Birmingham, arriving in just 1 hour 5 mins on certain services and leaving up to 10 times a day. Plus, with one-way fares starting from £7*, it might just be the most cost-effective way to travel. 

Order your tickets now using the journey planner above and enjoy a guaranteed leather seat and free Wi-Fi, and an ample luggage allowance.

Leicester to Birmingham journey information
Fastest journey time 1hr 5 mins
Cheapest price From £7 *
Distance (approx) 75km
No. of stops 0 (150 & 183 services, other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:55am/11:25pm (from St Margaret's Bus Station)

Our Leicester to Birmingham services and stops

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

150 coach towards Birmingham

Our 150 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station

180 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX), also for NEC
  • Birmingham Coach Station

183 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station

777 coach towards Birmingham

Our 777 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station
  • Coventry, Pool Meadow Bus Station
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX), also for NEC
  • Birmingham Coach Station

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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.

Departing from Leicester Coach Station

While waiting to depart to Birmingham, Leicester's coach station has plenty to keep you occupied and comfortable.

From an onsite coffee shop and newsagents to a convenient cash point, your time waiting is bound to fly by.

For more information, please see our Leicester Coach Station facilities page.

Arriving at Birmingham Coach Station

Birmingham Coach Station is based in Digbeth: at the heart of the city centre and just an 8-minute walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre.

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 Rail Station is just a 10-minute walk away through the city centre.

Take a look at our Birmingham Coach Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Leicester to Birmingham?

The first coach leaves from Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station at 2.55am, terminating at Birmingham Coach Station at 4.30pm.

When is the last coach from Leicester to Birmingham?

The last coach departs from Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station at 11.25pm, arriving at Birmingham Coach Station at 1.05am

How much is the coach from Leicester to Birmingham?

A one-way journey from Leicester to Birmingham is available from £7*.

How long does the coach take from Leicester to Birmingham?

Coach journeys from Leicester to Birmingham take approximately 1 hr 30 mins. However, our fastest coach takes 1 hr 5 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Leicester 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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