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from Cardiff to Liverpool

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Liverpool on Oct 17 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h30 02:45PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$541One-way
Cheapest
08:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h30 02:45PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$541One-way
Other options
12:25PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens8h15 08:40PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$541One-way
03:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens7h30 10:50PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$541One-way

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Sun
Oct 17
$127West Midlands Railway
$31Flixbus
Mon
Oct 18
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$20Flixbus
Tue
Oct 19
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$10Flixbus
Wed
Oct 20
$46Arriva Trains Wales
$14Flixbus
Thu
Oct 21
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$14Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$21Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$76Cross Country
$22Flixbus
Sun
Oct 24
$127West Midlands Railway
$25Flixbus
Mon
Oct 25
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$20Flixbus
Tue
Oct 26
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$21Flixbus
Wed
Oct 27
$46Arriva Trains Wales
$20Flixbus
Thu
Oct 28
$39Arriva Trains Wales
$22Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$22Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$127Arriva Trains Wales
$20Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$126Arriva Trains Wales
$29Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$38Arriva Trains Wales
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Tue
Nov 2
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$37National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$37National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$46Arriva Trains Wales
$12Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$38Arriva Trains Wales
$37National Express

Travel Information from Cardiff to Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $125
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€14) • 9 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $125 (€102) • 3 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 133 miles (215 km) by bus or train from Cardiff to Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Liverpool.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Cardiff to Liverpool?

You can travel from Cardiff to Liverpool 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Liverpool is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€14) compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

Taking a bus is about $109 (€89) less than taking a train, which costs on average $125 (€102) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Cardiff to Liverpool?

The quickest way to travel to Liverpool from Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 3 h 24 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 45 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Cardiff and Liverpool?

You should expect to travel around 133 miles (215 km) between Cardiff and Liverpool.

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

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Liverpool is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cardiff and in Liverpool?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Liverpool at Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Trains mostly depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cardiff to Liverpool?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Liverpool by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cardiff to Liverpool for $17 (€14).
  • Arriva Trains Wales can take you to Liverpool by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Liverpool for $125 (€102).
Can I travel directly to Liverpool from Cardiff?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Liverpool with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to Liverpool with.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cardiff to Liverpool ends?
Omio customers who travel from Cardiff to Liverpool often also extend their vacation to go to London, Manchester or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Liverpool and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book tickets between Cardiff and Liverpool online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€14) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $125 (€102) one way on average.

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

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