The cheapest buses from Cardiff to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$21

Average

$24

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Birmingham will cost around $ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 21.

2nd Cheapest
05:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h50 08:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$211One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h00 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$211One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 01:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$211One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h40 06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$211One-way
05:25AMCardiff3h45 09:10AMBirmingham
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$221One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Birmingham

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03:40AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h20 08:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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05:20AMCardiff3h50 09:10AMBirmingham
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05:25AMCardiff3h45 09:10AMBirmingham
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08:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h00 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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10:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 01:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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12:25PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 03:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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03:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h40 06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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05:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h50 08:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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05:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 09:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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Wed
Sep 22
$51Cross Country
$16National Express
Thu
Sep 23
$39Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$48Cross Country
$15Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$48Cross Country
$15Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$49Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$48Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$38Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
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$16National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$39Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$48Cross Country
$12Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$49Cross Country
$12Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$49Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$49Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$39Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$39Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$38Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$48Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$49Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$49Cross Country
$9Flixbus
Tue
Oct 12
$39Cross Country
$11Flixbus

The fastest buses from Cardiff to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

3 h 17 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

142 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Cardiff for Birmingham every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 142 km distance in an average of 3 h 17 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 01:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$211One-way
Fastest
12:25PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 03:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$261One-way
2nd Fastest
03:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h40 06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$211One-way
05:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens2h50 08:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station
0 changes
$211One-way
08:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h00 11:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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$211One-way

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Bus Information between Cardiff and Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$12 (€9)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Cardiff to Birmingham cover the 87 miles (141 km) long route taking on average 3 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $8 (€6), but the average price of bus tickets is $12 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.

Bus companies

Cardiff to Birmingham with National Express

National Express buses will get you between Cardiff and Birmingham from $8 (€6). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Birmingham bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    When you buy your National Express bus tickets between Cardiff and Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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    Buses from Cardiff to Birmingham
    Take the bus to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Birmingham.
    FAQs
    How much are cheap buses between Cardiff and Birmingham?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cardiff to Birmingham buses for as little as $8 (€6)  in the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a bus to Birmingham from Cardiff?
    If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Birmingham bus price to come in at an average of $12 (€9)  one way.
    How far is Cardiff to Birmingham by bus?
    The bus distance from Cardiff to Birmingham is around 87 miles (141 km).
    How long is the bus between Cardiff and Birmingham?
    The bus time between Cardiff and Birmingham is on average 3 h 50 min  for the 87 miles (141 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cardiff and Birmingham by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which bus station from Cardiff to Birmingham do I depart from? Which Birmingham bus station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

    When departing from Cardiff, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your route in bus stations like Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.

    Omio customers book a bus from Cardiff Central   to Birmingham, Coach Station   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure bus station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival bus station in Birmingham located?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Birmingham, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Birmingham.

    Which bus companies should I travel with from Cardiff to Birmingham?
    When taking a bus from Cardiff to Birmingham, you can count on National Express or Megabus for the best way to get you to Birmingham. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service from Cardiff to Birmingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Is there a direct bus from Cardiff to Birmingham?
    Yes, you can find a direct bus between Cardiff and Birmingham with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
    What time is the earliest bus from Cardiff to Birmingham? What time is the last bus from Cardiff to Birmingham?
    The earliest bus departing from Cardiff to Birmingham leaves at 7: 10 AM. The last bus departing from Cardiff to Birmingham leaves at 1: 05 PM. You can find the latest Cardiff to Birmingham bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book bus tickets between Cardiff and Birmingham for the best deals?
    The price of a one way bus ticket from Cardiff to Birmingham is on average $12 (€9) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets between Cardiff and Birmingham available a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cardiff
    Birmingham
    Cardiff (Bus Station)
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