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from Birmingham to Cardiff

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

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To get from Birmingham to Cardiff on May 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station2h40 08:40PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$161One-way
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06:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station2h40 08:40PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$161One-way
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07:30PMBirmingham, Coach Station2h35 10:05PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$161One-way
03:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station3h00 06:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$161One-way
12:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station3h00 03:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$161One-way

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Fri
May 20
$75Cross Country
$15National Express
Sat
May 21
$36Cross Country
$18Megabus
Sun
May 22
$76Cross Country
$15National Express
Mon
May 23
$76Cross Country
$14Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$37Cross Country
$12Flixbus
Wed
May 25
$92Cross Country
$12Megabus
Thu
May 26
$36Cross Country
$15National Express
Fri
May 27
$91Cross Country
$15Megabus
Sat
May 28
$36Cross Country
$15Megabus
Sun
May 29
$75Cross Country
$15Megabus
Mon
May 30
$75Cross Country
$15National Express
Tue
May 31
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$12Megabus
Wed
Jun 1
$91Cross Country
$12Megabus
Thu
Jun 2
$76Cross Country
$18Megabus
Fri
Jun 3
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$15Megabus
Sat
Jun 4
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$18Megabus
Sun
Jun 5
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$15Megabus
Mon
Jun 6
$92Cross Country
$15Megabus
Tue
Jun 7
$91Cross Country
$12Megabus
Wed
Jun 8
$92Cross Country
$12Megabus

Travel Information from Birmingham to Cardiff

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $89
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€17) • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $89 (€80) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a bus or train to travel 87 miles (141 km) between Birmingham and Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Cardiff.

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FAQs

How do I travel from Birmingham to Cardiff?

There are 2 ways to get from Birmingham to Cardiff: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to go to Cardiff from Birmingham is by taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A bus is $70 (€62) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Birmingham to Cardiff costing on average $89 (€80).

What is the fastest way to get from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The fastest way from Birmingham to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 35 min.

How far is Cardiff from Birmingham?

Cardiff is approximately 87 miles (141 km) away from Birmingham.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Cardiff is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Birmingham to Cardiff?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Cardiff Central.

Who can get me from Birmingham to Cardiff?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Cardiff. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Birmingham to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $19 (€17).
  • Cross Country can get you to Cardiff by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Birmingham to Cardiff for $89 (€80) on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Birmingham to Cardiff?

Many of our customers traveling from Birmingham to Cardiff don't make Cardiff their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cardiff are London, Bristol or Manchester, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cardiff to any of these top destinations today!

When should I purchase a ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Birmingham to Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $19 (€17) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $89 (€80) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.