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Train Information between Liverpool and Cardiff

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$91 (€74)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff cover the 133 miles (215 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 39 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $91 (€74), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies

Liverpool to Cardiff with CrossCountry

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Liverpool to Cardiff from $38 (€31) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

CrossCountry

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

Looking to travel by train from Liverpool to Cardiff? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Liverpool to Cardiff train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Liverpool to Cardiff, you can expect to travel 133 miles (215 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains from Liverpool to Cardiff in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Cardiff from Liverpool. Book that perfect Liverpool to Cardiff train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

    These are CrossCountry's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Liverpool and Cardiff:

    • 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

    Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff

    Although there are no direct journeys between Liverpool and Cardiff, numerous routes requiring only one change leave Liverpool headed to the Welsh capital daily, making rail travel a great option. Passengers can expect between 17 and 19 departures with journey times as little as three hours 32 minutes covering the 200-mile route. With departures spread throughout the day, passengers are sure to find a train to suit their needs.

    Which train companies travel from Liverpool to Cardiff?

    The route from Liverpool to Cardiff is offered by two main providers. A majority of the services are offered by Arriva Wales, with Cross Country also operating along the route. Arriva Wales journeys require a change at Crewe, whereas Cross Country may change at either Stafford or Birmingham. Neither companies offer a direct route.

    How long is the train from Liverpool to Cardiff?

    The shortest journey between Liverpool and Cardiff takes just three hours 30 minutes to complete. Journey times differ slightly depending on wait times at transfer stations, though there is very little difference between Arriva Wales and Cross Country journey times.

    How many trains are there from Liverpool to Cardiff?

    Every day of the week, passengers can expect between 17 and 19 indirect departures. Arriva Wales tend to offer a departure every hour between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The first journey of the day is offered by Cross Country. Schedules differ slightly over the weekend, but passengers will still have a wide range of choice when looking for an appropriate departure time.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Liverpool to Cardiff?

    Departure train station: Trains depart from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Located centrally, the station is serviced by numerous local buses, though buses to the airport are available from Liverpool One bus terminal, a 15-minute walk across town. Within the station itself, passengers can expect numerous coffee shops and food options, toilets and baby change facilities as well as waiting rooms.

    Arrival train station: All trains terminate at Cardiff Central Station. As the name would suggest, it is very centrally located and just a short walk from Cardiff Queen Street station. Passengers will arrive close to numerous high street shops as well as the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union. The central bus station is adjacent for easy onward travel with services operating from approximately 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff
    Travel by train to Cardiff 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 Liverpool to Cardiff.
    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest train from Liverpool to Cardiff?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Liverpool and Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from $38 (€31)  one way.
    How much does it cost to take a train to Cardiff from Liverpool?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $91 (€74)  for a train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff.
    How far is Liverpool to Cardiff by train?
    The distance between Liverpool and Cardiff by train is approximately 133 miles (215 km).
    How long is a train between Liverpool and Cardiff on average?
    On average the Liverpool to Cardiff train travel time is 3 h 39 min  for the 133 miles (215 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the train from Liverpool to Cardiff depart from? Which Cardiff train station do I come into from Liverpool?

    Some of the Liverpool train stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cardiff include Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street   and arriving in Cardiff Central.

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

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Liverpool Lime Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Liverpool.

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

    What train providers offer a service to Cardiff from Liverpool?
    If you're looking for trains from Liverpool to Cardiff, you can rely on Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Liverpool to Cardiff route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there between Liverpool and Cardiff?
    The average number of trains departing Liverpool for Cardiff is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When is the earliest train from Liverpool to Cardiff? When is the last train from Liverpool to Cardiff?
    The earliest train for this route departs from Liverpool at 7: 05 AM. The last train leaves from Liverpool at 11: 05 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Liverpool to Cardiff and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book train tickets between Liverpool and Cardiff for the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $91 (€74) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Cardiff from Liverpool are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Liverpool
    Cardiff
    Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool 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 Liverpool for your trip to Cardiff.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
    Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern
    Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)