London to Coventry

It is about 100 miles (160kms) from London to Coventry. Coventry is north west of London, and about 20 miles (32kms) east of Birmingham, in the centre of England. The city is perhaps best-known for its modern Cathedral and the evocative ruins of its old Cathedral, which was bombed during the Second World War.

Coventry Cathedrals, Old and New, from Cathedrals, Old and New

By Train from London to Coventry

There are regular daily train services from London’s Euston station to Coventry, with a journey time of about one hour. For the latest times and fares, and to book tickets in advance, visit the Raileasy website.

London to Coventry by Bus

The cheapest bus service between London and Manchester is with Megabus. There are several buses each day from London which go direct to Coventry’s Cannon Park bus station. Journey time is normally 2 hours 20 minutes.

The Megabus stops next to the Cannon Park Shopping Centre, near the University of Warwick, in Coventry. This is slightly south of the city centre.

The other main bus service to Coventry from London is with National Express. Buses leave London’s Victoria Coach Station for a direct journey to Coventry about every 90 minutes during the day, with a normal journey time of 2 hours 25 minutes. Fares are usually more expensive than on Megabus, but it is always worth comparing prices for any special offers or late deals. See the National Express website for the latest fares and timetables and to book tickets in advance. National Express buses stop at the Pool Meadow Bus Station in the centre of Coventry.

Driving from London to Coventry

To drive to Coventry from London should normally take just under two hours. It is a journey of about 100 miles (160kms), mostly on motorways. Take the M1 north out of London, going onto the M6 towards Birmingham. At Junction 3 take the Coventry exit and follow signs for Coventry. 

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