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What's the best way to get from Cardiff to Liverpool? 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 Cardiff to Liverpool, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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

When you're traveling from Cardiff to Liverpool, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 27.74. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 10.74, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Journey Details

Best price £ 29.19
Journey duration 10 h 21 min
Connections per day 3
First departure 02:35
Last departure 02:35
Distance 133.6 mi

Ticket price Cardiff - Liverpool every day

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£ 58.90
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 11 h 45 min
Cardiff University - Liverpool Edge Lane Drive
02:35 - 14:20
£ 30.78
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 8 h 20 min
Cardiff Sophia Gardens - Liverpool Edge Lane Drive
06:00 - 14:20
£ 45.33
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 8 h 45 min
Cardiff Sophia Gardens - Liverpool One
06:00 - 14:45
£ 45.33
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 9 h 5 min
Cardiff Sophia Gardens - Liverpool Edge Lane Drive
13:00 - 22:05
£ 45.33
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 9 h 25 min
Cardiff Sophia Gardens - Liverpool One
13:00 - 22:25
£ 45.33

How long does the journey from Cardiff to Liverpool take by bus?

The distance between Cardiff and Liverpool is around 134.2 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 9 h 17 min. However, the fastest routes between Cardiff and Liverpool take 5 h 20 min. 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.

At what time of the day can I travel from Cardiff to Liverpool?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Cardiff at 06:30, and the last departure will leave at 02:35. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Cardiff to Liverpool can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many daily journeys are there from Cardiff to Liverpool?

The exact number of journeys from Cardiff to Liverpool can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 4 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 41 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cardiff to Liverpool. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cardiff to Liverpool varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 3 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Cardiff Cardiff Sophia Gardens, Sophia Cl 2
Cardiff University Park Place, Bus Stop, opp Student Support Centre
Cardiff Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
Cardiff Cardiff University, Park Pl 50
Cardiff Sophia Gardens
Cardiff University
Sophia Gardens
Cardiff University (opp Cathays Rail Stn)
Cardiff University (o/s Cathays Rail Stn)

Destination stations

Liverpool Liverpool University, Brownlow Hill 200
Liverpool Liverpool Edge Lane Drive, A5080
Liverpool Liverpool One, Canning Place
Liverpool (Edge Lane Drive)
Liverpool (University) Brownlow Hill, Opp Junc. Crown St
Liverpool University
Edge Lane
Liverpool One
Liverpool Edge Lane Drive

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