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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Coach travel from Birmingham to Bristol

From £6.90 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs (fastest)
Departures: up to 9 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 Birmingham to Bristol in 2 hours (fastest journey)

With up to 9 services running between Birmingham and Bristol throughout the day and from £6.90 one-way*, you can travel with confidence and ease once again with National Express.

Birmingham to Bristol journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs
Cheapest price From £6.90 *
Distance (approx) 142km
No. of stops 0 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8.00am/19.00pm (from Birmingham Coach Station)

Our Birmingham to Bristol services and stops

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

100 coach towards Weston-super-Mare

Our 100 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Cheltenham
  • Bristol Coach Station

101 coach towards Plymouth

Our 101 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Bristol Coach Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station

102 coach towards Plymouth

Our 102 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Bristol Coach Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station

104 coach towards Penzance

Our 104 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Bristol Coach Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station

Birmingham to Bristol route map

Departing from 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.

Arriving at Bristol Coach Station

Bristol Coach Station is based on Marlborough Street (BS1 3NU). Coaches to Birmingham leave throughout the day.

The Coach Station is close to lots of facilities, including: cafes and supermarkets on nearby Cannon Street and St James Barton Roundabout, all within a 5-minute walk of the coach station. City-wide bus services arrive at the station around-the-clock, and a dedicated taxi rank is also nearby.

Take a look at our Bristol Coach Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Birmingham to Bristol?

The first coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 8.00am, arriving at Bristol Coach Station at 10.05am.

When is the last coach from Birmingham to Bristol?

The last coach departs from Birmingham Coach Station at 19.00pm, arriving at Bristol Coach Station at 21.15pm

How much is the coach from Birmingham to Bristol?

A one-way journey from Birmingham to Bristol is available from £6.90*.

How long does the coach take from Birmingham to Bristol?

Coach journeys from Birmingham to Bristol take on average 2 hrs 30 mins. However, our fastest coach will arrive in 2 hrs.

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

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 17 November 2022 for travel between 17 November 2022 and 17 March 2023.

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