Getting in the drivers seat and driving from London to Birmingham is one of the most frequently made and popular commutes in the UK. Driving from London to Birmingham by car covers a distance of around 120 miles and the journey can be made in just over 2 hours (traffic permitting of course!). Choosing to travel from London to Birmingham by car will allow you to set your own pace and easily take all of your belongings with you, without delay or crowded transportation systems. If you are looking to make this journey just one way, then you may be interested in taking advantage of our one way car hire services. As part of our car hire services we also offer unlimited mileage and optional SAT NAV to ensure that you can travel without restriction.
If you are in no rush and have the time to explore, then there are plenty of places to visit driving from London to Birmingham by car. By making a small deviation off the M40 you can visit the picturesque city of Oxford – described by poet Matthew Arnold as “the city of dreaming spires” and home to the world renowned and respected University of Oxford. Further along your journey lies another wonderful and historical city waiting to be discovered. Straying slightly off the M40 again will land you in Stratford-Upon-Avon - the official birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Throughout your journey you will also find a huge selection of service stations to stop off for a bite to eat or to simply stop and relax!
As an extremely popular route for commuters the journey from London to Birmingham by car is prone to congestion and traffic jams.
Accordingly we suggest the following:
For additional information about driving in the United Kingdom please visit our UK driving tips page!