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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 much does it cost to get from Birmingham to Cardiff by train?

The cheapest train tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff cost £ 59.94. On average, you can expect to spend around £ 122.45 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Birmingham to Cardiff.

Birmingham to Cardiff by train

Best price £ 67.30
Journey duration 40 min
Connections per day 84
First departure 10:10
Last departure 00:06
Distance 88.2 mi
Departure Birmingham
Arrival Cardiff
Carriers Nationalrail, SBB, CrossCountry, Transport For Wales, West midlands railway, Cross country, Great Western Railway, Arriva trains wales

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
£ 59.94
Maximum price
£ 73,084.03

Birmingham - Cardiff


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Cheapest tickets for

By Train

£ 73.21

Monday, June 27th 2022
Transport for Wales-logo
Кардифф Central - Llanishen
12:46 - 12:58
Transport for Wales
CO2: 0.41kg
By Bus

£ 12.52

Monday, June 27th 2022
Birmingham Brunel Street - Cardiff University
09:35 - 13:05
3h 30min
CO2: 4.99kg

How long will it take me to travel from Birmingham to Cardiff by train?

In order to get from Birmingham to Cardiff faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Birmingham and Cardiff will complete the journey in 3 min. On average, it will take you about 40 min to travel the 88.2 mi between Birmingham and Cardiff.

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

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Birmingham to Cardiff leaving at 05:37. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 00:06.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Birmingham to Cardiff?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Birmingham from the following stations: Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Birmingham New Street, Newport (Gwent), University, Cardiff Central, Rogerstone, Bristol Parkway, Llanishen, Pye Corner Railway Station and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport. Arriving at Cardiff, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Central, Butlers Lane, Pye Corner Railway Station, Newport (Gwent), Birmingham New Street, Rhoose Cardiff International Airport, Llanishen, Rogerstone and Sutton Coldfield. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Cardiff.

How many times a day do journeys run from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The exact number of journeys from Birmingham to Cardiff 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 120 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including CrossCountry, Transport For Wales, West midlands railway, Cross country, Great Western Railway and Arriva trains wales. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 178 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 Birmingham to Cardiff. 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 Birmingham to Cardiff varies, but in general, you can expect to find 120 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more.


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