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Train Information from Cardiff to Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price$77 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool cover the 133 miles (215 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 57 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $77 (€63), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $46 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train companies

Travel with CrossCountry from Cardiff to Liverpool

CrossCountry trains will get you from Cardiff to Liverpool from $46 (€38). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

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

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Cardiff and Liverpool for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Cardiff to Liverpool train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Cardiff - Liverpool journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between Cardiff and Liverpool by train is 133 miles (215 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as $102 (€83) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Cardiff and Liverpool in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Cardiff - Liverpool train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

  • Average Price: $102

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool
Travel by train to Liverpool 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 Liverpool.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cardiff to Liverpool to cost as little as $46 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Cardiff to Liverpool?
The Cardiff to Liverpool train ticket price is on average $77 (€63)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Cardiff to Liverpool by train?
The distance from Cardiff to Liverpool by train is approximately 133 miles (215 km).
How long is a train between Cardiff and Liverpool on average?
On average the Cardiff to Liverpool train time is 3 h 57 min  covering the 133 miles (215 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Cardiff goes to Liverpool? What train station do I come into Liverpool from Cardiff?

There are a few train stations in Cardiff to start your route from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). In Liverpool you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Where is the train station in Cardiff? Where is the train station in Liverpool?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Cardiff.

The most popular arrival train station, Liverpool Lime Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Liverpool.

Which train companies should I travel with from Cardiff to Liverpool?
For the journey from Cardiff to Liverpool you can take a train with Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Cardiff and Liverpool on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there between Cardiff and Liverpool a day?
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Liverpool is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Cardiff to Liverpool? When is the last train from Cardiff to Liverpool?
The first Cardiff to Liverpool train departs at 4: 35 AM   and the last train from Cardiff to Liverpool leaves at 11: 22 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cardiff to Liverpool on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Cardiff and Liverpool to cost on average $77 (€63) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Liverpool train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Liverpool
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your trip to Liverpool.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from 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