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Quick and easy travel from Cardiff to Birmingham with Virail

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

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Cardiff to Birmingham?

On average, a train ticket from Cardiff to Birmingham will cost you £ 48.23. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 34.41. 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 train 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.

Journey Details

Best price £ 34.41
Journey duration 4 h 37 min
Connections per day 47
First departure 08:09
Last departure 23:31
Distance 88.2 mi
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 4 h 1 min
Grangetown (Cardiff) - Birmingham Snow Hill
16:33 - 20:34
£ 37.12
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 44 min
Grangetown (Cardiff) - Birmingham Snow Hill
20:49 - 00:33
£ 37.12
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 30 min
Grangetown (Cardiff) - Birmingham New Street
10:40 - 14:10
£ 39.50
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 30 min
Grangetown (Cardiff) - Birmingham New Street
11:39 - 15:09
£ 39.50
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 29 min
Grangetown (Cardiff) - Birmingham New Street
12:40 - 16:09
£ 39.50
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 39 min
Grangetown (Cardiff) - Birmingham New Street
13:31 - 17:10
£ 39.50
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 30 min
Grangetown (Cardiff) - Birmingham New Street
14:40 - 18:10
£ 39.50

How long is the journey from Cardiff to Birmingham by train?

The journey from Cardiff to Birmingham covers a distance of 88.2 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 h 37 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 h. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cardiff to Birmingham faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Cardiff to Birmingham leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Cardiff to Birmingham leaving at 08:09. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 23:31.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 can I use to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Cardiff from the following stations: Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Central and Grangetown (Cardiff). Arriving at Birmingham, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. 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 Birmingham.

How many times a day do departures from Cardiff leave for Birmingham?

You will be able to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham using companies such as Nationalrail, SBB, Transport For Wales and CrossCountry. Combined, these providers offer an average of 47 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 53 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 2 direct connections from Cardiff to Birmingham each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 45 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.

Stations of departure

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central
Grangetown (Cardiff)

Destination stations

Birmingham New Street [ BHM ]
Birmingham New Street
Birmingham Snow Hill
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