How to travel from Birmingham to Cardiff

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from Birmingham to Cardiff

You can get from Birmingham to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Cardiff on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMBirmingham New Street1h57 10:27AMCardiff Central
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10:00PMBirmingham3h15 01:15AMCardiff
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09:35AMBirmingham3h35 01:10PMCardiff
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09:35AMBirmingham3h30 01:05PMCardiff
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10:00PMBirmingham3h20 01:20AMCardiff
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Travel Information from Birmingham to Cardiff

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $10 (€9) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $10 (€9) • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 87 miles (141 km) from Birmingham to Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Cardiff

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Birmingham to Cardiff.

There are 4 ways to travel from Birmingham to Cardiff including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Birmingham and Cardiff is by taking a train with an average price of $10 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Cardiff:

A train is $4 (€3) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Birmingham to Cardiff costing on average $14 (€12).

The fastest way from Birmingham to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 2 h.

There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 20 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 87 miles (141 km) from Birmingham to Cardiff.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Cardiff is:

  • 7 buses per day.
  • 31 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Birmingham to Cardiff as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham to Cardiff:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Birmingham, Brunel Street to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travelers take a train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Cardiff:

  • You can travel by bus to Cardiff from Birmingham with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Birmingham to Cardiff tickets for $14 (€12) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham to Cardiff with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Megabus with 7 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 14 direct trains per day with Cross Country.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cardiff as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff.

Your trip from Birmingham to Cardiff doesn't have to end in Cardiff. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Bristol or Manchester to your Birmingham to Cardiff tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cardiff today!

Before traveling from Birmingham to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $14 (€12) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $10 (€9) one way.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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