The distance to Birmingham centre London from Bath is about 111 miles and can be difficult to gauge the journey time, especially when getting closer to Birmingham on the M5. Average journey time is around 2 hours but this can increase somewhat around rush hour in the morning and early evening.
The journey from Bath to Birmingham is usually via the M4 to the M5 Junction near Bristol. The trip skirts the side of the Cotswolds to the east with the Brecon Beacons and Malvern Hills visible in the far distance to the west. The journey passes the famous cathedral city of Gloucester and the picturesque Georgian Spa town of Cheltenham.
Like Bath, Birmingham now runs a Clean Air Zone for older vehicles with high carbon and nitrogen dioxide emissions. Bath Private Car Hire do not charge anything extra for this.