The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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It's difficult to get from Liverpool to Cardiff without transferring at least once.
|Distance||133 miles (215 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 47 min|
|Average train ticket price||$122 (€106)|
|Train frequency||15 a day|
|Train providers||Transport for Wales, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff cover the 133 miles (215 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 47 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $122 (€106), but the average price of train tickets is $122 (€106). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.
You can travel by train between Liverpool and Cardiff with CrossCountry for as low as $122 (€106). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street, which is located around 0.4 miles (692 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center.
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