Birmingham

Manchester Airport to Birmingham

From £9.90 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 45 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 15 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 Manchester Airport to Birmingham 

Our coaches travel from Manchester Airport to Birmingham Coach Station up to 15 times a day.

Plus, with coach tickets from £9.90 one-way*, plenty of legroom, free Wi-Fi and more, you can travel in style for less.

Manchester Airport to Birmingham journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 55 mins
Cheapest price From £9.90 *
Distance (approx) 128km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 0:05am/22:00pm

Our Manchester Airport to Birmingham services and stops

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

120 coach towards Birmingham

Our 120 service travels up to 9 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

121 coach towards Birmingham

Our 121 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

181 coach towards Birmingham

Our 181 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

182 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

422 coach towards Birmingham

Our 422 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Penkridge Bus Lay-by
  • Wolverhampton Bus Station
  • Dudley Bus Stop
  • Birmingham Coach Station, Dudley

424 coach towards Birmingham

Our 424 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Stoke-On-Trent, Hanley Bus Station
  • Walsall, Hatherton Rd

Manchester Airport to Birmingham to route map

Luggage

You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Manchester 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. 

While you're waiting for your coach, Manchester Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy. 

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines. 

Arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth

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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Manchester Airport to Birmingham?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Airport at 00.05am, arriving at Birmingham Coach Station at 02.20am.

When is the last coach from Manchester Airport to Birmingham?

The last coach leaves from Manchester Airport at 22.00pm, arriving at Birmingham Coach Station at 23.55am

How much is the coach from Manchester Airport to Birmingham?

A one-way journey from Manchester Airport to Birmingham is available from £9.90*.

How long does the coach take from Manchester Airport to Birmingham?

Our fastest coach journeys from Manchester Airport to Birmingham take 1 hr 55 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester Airport 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.

*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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