Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Cheapest

33

Average

66

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.

Cross Country
09:45AMCardiff Central2h00 11:45AMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
331One-way
Cross Country
08:20PMCardiff Central2h38 10:58PMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
831One-way
West Midlands Railway
07:15PMCardiff Central2h40 09:55PMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
831One-way

Train schedule from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, October 3
Cross Country
09:45AMCardiff Central2h00 11:45AMBirmingham New Street
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West Midlands Railway
07:15PMCardiff Central2h40 09:55PMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:20PMCardiff Central2h38 10:58PMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

2 h 26 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

142 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Cardiff Central for Birmingham New Street every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
09:45AMCardiff Central2h00 11:45AMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
331One-way
Cross Country
08:20PMCardiff Central2h38 10:58PMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
831One-way
West Midlands Railway
07:15PMCardiff Central2h40 09:55PMBirmingham New Street
0 transfers
831One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency34 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street cover the 87 miles (141 km) long route taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like Cross Country or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 34 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $34 (€32), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: Great Western Rail and CrossCountry from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street trains

Buy your official Great Western Rail and CrossCountry train tickets from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street from $34 (€32) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

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Great Western Rail

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Omio helps you find the perfect Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street trip. You can expect to travel around 87 miles (141 km) to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central starting as low as $34 (€32) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 1 min
  • Average Price: $34
  • CrossCountry frequency: 15 a day

Great Western Rail tickets from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Great Western Rail from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Great Western Rail train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 87 miles (141 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Great Western Rail train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Great Western Rail Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Birmingham New Street with Great Western Rail!

Great Western Rail from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 12 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 18 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Birmingham New Street 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 Central to Birmingham New Street.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street to cost as little as $34 (€32)  in the next 7 days.
The Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train ticket price is on average $34 (€32)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
You should expect to travel around 87 miles (141 km)  to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central by train.
On average the Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train time is 2 h  covering the 87 miles (141 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Cardiff Central   to Birmingham New Street   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Birmingham New Street most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

If you're looking for trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street, you can rely on Cross Country or First Great Western Service to get you to Birmingham New Street. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff Central for Birmingham New Street is 34 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street at 4: 38 AM   or take the last train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street leaving at 8: 20 PM. Look for the latest Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
The price of a one way train ticket from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street is on average $34 (€32) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street available a few months in advance.

Trains departing from Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles (22 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 23: 59 | Sat: 06: 00 - 01: 30 Parking space: 388 Parking Pricing: €1. 00 for 2 hours | €2. 00 for 4 hours | €4. 00 for 1 day
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Helpline Contact: 03333 211202 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

Trains arriving to Birmingham New Street

Distance from Birmingham New Street to city center
Distance from Birmingham New Street to city center
2.6 km
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Birmingham International Airport
9 miles (15 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
You can take a direct train for 10 minutes from the station to the airport with Avanti West Coast, West Midlands or CrossCountry.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Pay as you go Wi-Fi is available from Sky Wi-Fi The Cloud.
ATM
ATM
ATM machines are located on the paid concourse.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxis drop off with the'drop & go' in the Hill Street entrance. The taxi rank is on Navigation Street (Stephenson Street / Victoria Square exit). For more information visit Traintaxi | Accessible taxis: Taxis drop off within the'drop & go' off the Hill Street entrance. The taxi rank is on Navigation Street (Stephenson Street / Victoria Square exit). All taxis are accessible with manual wheelchairs, most are accessible with electric wheelchairs. For more information visit Traintaxi
Lockers
Lockers
You can leave bags with Excess Baggage Co inside the entrance off Hill Street.
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: 24/7 Parking space: 34 Parking Pricing: £2. 00 per 40 minutes | £12. 00 per 4 hours
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Boots located on the main concourse, before the ticket barrier Camden Food located beyond the ticket barrier Costa located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 5b escalator Funky Pigeon located beyond the ticket barrier between Platform escalators 9-10 M& S Food located on the main concourse Mi Casa Burritos located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 9 escalator The Pasty Shop located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 7 escalator W H Smith located on the main concourse, before the ticket barrier
Dining
Dining
All Bar One | Leon | Caffè Nero | Five Guys | Krispy Kreme | The Pasty Shop | Upper Crust | Wasabi | Starbucks | Hotel Chocolat
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | British Rental Car
Information Desk
Information Desk
In the middle of the station.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Step-free access in the whole station and ramps available for train access. All platforms have elevators and escalators.

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