The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cardiff to Birmingham will cost around £ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 13.
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3 h 39 m
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Of the 12 buses that leave Cardiff for Birmingham every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 142 km distance in an average of 3 h 39 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 5 h 10 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||87 miles (141 km)|
|Average coach duration||3 h 50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£12 (€13)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Cardiff to Birmingham cover the 87 miles (141 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £12, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
For as little as £10 you can travel by coach from Cardiff to Birmingham with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Birmingham coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
When purchasing your National Express coach tickets from Cardiff to Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
Bus services between Cardiff and Birmingham are provided by National Express. This coach operator runs five buses every day, and the trip has an average duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. The first bus of the day departs after 7:00 a.m., but service ends relatively early, since there are no buses connecting these two cities after 3:30 p.m. All buses between Cardiff and Birmingham are direct. The departure station is located in Sophia Gardens, which are a 10-15 minute walk from Cardiff city centre. Coaches arrive at Birmingham bus station, situated in Mill Lane and only a short 5-minute walk from the Bullring and the main attractions and amenities in the city centre.
As a result of the old Cardiff central bus station closing to make way for a brand new Interchange due to open in 2018, buses from Cardiff to Birmingham now depart from the coach station at Sophia Gardens on the west side of Cooper's Field. Open all day and night, the station is within a few hundred metres of city attractions such as Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Museum and the Capitol Shopping Centre. It is just a 2-3 minute walk from the bus stops on Castle Street and Westgate Street.
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK, and as such it has a whole host of amenities and attractions embracing both the arts and sport - it has its very own symphony orchestra and ballet company, and it's also home to Aston Villa and Birmingham City football clubs, and Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The arrival point for buses from Cardiff is Birmingham coach station, situated on Mill Lane, close to the city centre. The Bull Ring indoor market, Moor Street railway station and Villa Park football stadium are all close by - around 5-7 minutes by bus. Bus stops outside the station offer good links to the Birmingham suburbs, with Moseley and King's Heath around 20-25 minutes away depending on traffic. Bus services aren't operational from midnight to early morning.
There are a few coach stations in Cardiff to start your trip from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). In Birmingham you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the coach station to the city centre in Birmingham.
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