How to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 2 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus

Travel 87 miles (141 km) by bus or train to Birmingham from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Birmingham

Travel Tips: Travel to Birmingham 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 Birmingham.

There are 2 ways to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham is by taking a train with an average price of $9 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A train is $8 (€7) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cardiff to Birmingham costing on average $17 (€15).

The fastest way from Cardiff to Birmingham is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 13 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Birmingham is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • 34 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham, Brunel Street.
  • Most travelers board their train from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

  • Megabus can take you to Birmingham by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from Cardiff to Birmingham for $17 (€15).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Megabus with 5 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 15 direct trains per day with Cross Country.

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

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $17 (€15) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $9 (€8) one way.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Birmingham 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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