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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Apr 16

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
09:45AM4h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
02:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$791One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Cross Country
08:45AM4h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$791One-way
1 transfer
Transport for Wales
09:22AM3h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:09PMJames Street (LVJ)
$841One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:17AM4h00
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$1541One-way
2 transfers
Transport for Wales
08:49AM4h15
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:04PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$1541One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16
Cross Country
08:17AM4h00
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:45AM4h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
1 transfer
Transport for Wales
08:49AM4h15
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:04PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
1 transfer
Transport for Wales
08:49AM4h05
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:54PMJames Street (LVJ)
2 transfers
Transport for Wales
09:22AM3h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:09PMJames Street (LVJ)
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:45AM4h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
02:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Apr 16

Fastest Journey

3 h 47 m

Average

4 h 11 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

215 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Liverpool without transferring at least once.

Fastest
Transport for Wales
09:22AM3h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:09PMJames Street (LVJ)
$841One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:17AM4h00
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$1541One-way
2 transfers
Transport for Wales
08:49AM4h05
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:54PMJames Street (LVJ)
$1541One-way
2 transfers
Transport for Wales
08:49AM4h15
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:04PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$1541One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:45AM4h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
02:17PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$791One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price$76 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains

Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool cover the 133 miles (215 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $76 (€67), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $46 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train companies: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool trains

Travel from Cardiff to Liverpool from $53 (€47) with Omio’s train partners Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Train information from Cardiff to Liverpool with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 38 min
  • Cheapest Price: $53

FAQs: Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff 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
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool can start from as little as $46 (€41) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Liverpool is $76 (€67); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cardiff to Liverpool is 3 h 37 min   to travel the 133 mile (215 km) long trip, with around there are 3 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Liverpool leaves at 5: 12 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Liverpool leaves at 7: 19 PM.
There are 3 trains a day from Cardiff to Liverpool which require at least one change with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Cardiff to Liverpool train with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Cardiff to Liverpool as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 19 PM.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Rhoose Cardiff International Airport. When arriving in Liverpool, you can end your journey in train stations like Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Liverpool Lime Street, located 0.4 miles (731 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cardiff to Liverpool is December.
You have options as you can travel between Cardiff and Liverpool 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Liverpool

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.
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ShoppingShopping
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
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
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)
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Cardiff (Queen Street)
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
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Public transit options for Cardiff (Cathays)
Onward travel information: The nearest bus stop is on Park Place
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the bus stops adjacent to the Cardiff University Students' Union on Park Place
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