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Birmingham to Cardiff by bus

The journey from Birmingham to Cardiff by bus is 88.16 mi and takes 4 hrs 26 mins. There are 64 connections per day, with the first departure at 02:25 and the last at 21:00. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Cardiff by bus for as little as £7.78 or as much as £45.23. The best price for this journey is £7.78.

Lowest Price£7.78
Journey Duration4 hrs 26 mins
Connection per Day64
Lowest Price£7.78
Highest Price£45.23
First Departure02:25
Last Departure21:00
Distance88.16 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalCardiff
CarriersFlixBus, National ExpressMore

Birmingham to Cardiff Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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What's the best way to get from Birmingham to Cardiff? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Birmingham to Cardiff, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The prices for bus tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff will cost £7.78. The average bus ticket price is approximately £15.76. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a bus ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff will cost you £15.76. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from Birmingham to Cardiff by bus?

With a distance of 88.16 mi between Birmingham and Cardiff, it will usually take 4 hrs 26 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 4 hrs 26 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Birmingham and Cardiff is around 88.16 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 hrs 26 mins. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Cardiff take 2 hrs 25 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many journeys from Birmingham to Cardiff are there every day?

The route from Birmingham to Cardiff is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Birmingham 64 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Birmingham to Cardiff, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 40 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 24 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Cardiff. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Cardiff, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

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Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Cardiff.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff

The cheapest Birmingham - Cardiff bus tickets can be found for as low as £6.73 if you’re lucky, or £8.23 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £11.18.

Find the best day to travel to Cardiff by bus

When travelling to Cardiff by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board FlixBus, National Express and Megabus from Birmingham to Cardiff
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Birmingham to Cardiff CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
9.93kg
Bus
10.64kg
Flight
28.38kg
Car
22.7kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff?
A bus ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff is £15.76. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £7.78.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Cardiff is £7.78. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Cardiff by bus?
Birmingham to Cardiff is 88.16 mi.
How long does the bus between Birmingham and Cardiff take?
Birmingham to Cardiff is on average 4 hrs 26 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 25 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Cardiff?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Cardiff is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, National Express, Megabus and National Express Events.
How many bus connections per day go from Birmingham to Cardiff?
Birmingham to Cardiff has 64 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Birmingham to Cardiff leave?
The earliest bus from Birmingham to Cardiff departs at 02:25. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Birmingham to Cardiff depart?
The latest bus from Birmingham to Cardiff departs at 21:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £7.78 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Cardiff?
There are on average 40 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Cardiff.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Cardiff by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Birmingham and Cardiff is 2 hrs 25 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Birmingham to Cardiff?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Birmingham and Cardiff.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Cardiff by bus?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Cardiff creates 10.64kg of CO2 emissions.

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