The cheapest buses from Cardiff to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£13

Average

£16

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.

2nd Cheapest
05:00Cardiff3h40 08:40Birmingham
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:35Cardiff4h05 10:40Birmingham
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:05Cardiff3h35 08:40Birmingham
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:50Cardiff5h10 11:00Birmingham
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:55Cardiff5h05 11:00Birmingham
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£131One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Birmingham

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03:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h20 08:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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05:00Cardiff3h40 08:40Birmingham
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05:05Cardiff3h35 08:40Birmingham
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05:50Cardiff5h10 11:00Birmingham
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05:55Cardiff5h05 11:00Birmingham
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06:35Cardiff4h05 10:40Birmingham
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08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h00 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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10:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 13:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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12:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 15:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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15:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h40 18:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h50 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h20 22:05Birmingham, Coach Station
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24 Oct
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£19National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£35Cross Country
£11Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£28Cross Country
£10Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£28Cross Country
£11Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£28Cross Country
£11Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£35Cross Country
£10Megabus
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30 Oct
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£10Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£35Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£35Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£35Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£35Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£35Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£35Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£28Cross Country
£6Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£35Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£35Cross Country
£6Flixbus

The fastest buses from Cardiff to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m

Average

3 h 39 m

Buses per day

12

Distance

142 km

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.

Fastest
12:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 15:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£251One-way
Fastest
10:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h35 13:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£191One-way
2nd Fastest
15:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h40 18:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£151One-way
17:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens2h50 20:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£151One-way
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h00 11:00Birmingham, Coach Station
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£151One-way

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Coach Information between Cardiff and Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

National Express Cardiff – Birmingham

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

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.

  • Average Price: £19

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:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Cardiff to Birmingham

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.

Taking the Bus from Cardiff

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.

Getting into Birmingham by Bus

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.

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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches between Cardiff and Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Cardiff and Birmingham for as low as £10  for the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from Cardiff to Birmingham cost on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Birmingham coach prices are on average £12  one way.
How far is it from Cardiff to Birmingham by coach?
The distance to Birmingham from Cardiff by coach is approximately 87 miles (141 km).
What is the average Cardiff to Birmingham coach duration?
On average the coach from Cardiff to Birmingham duration is 3 h 50 min  for the 87 miles (141 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Cardiff and arrival coach station in Birmingham?

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.

Where is the departure coach station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival coach station in Birmingham located?

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.

What coach companies go from Cardiff to Birmingham?
Take the Cardiff to Birmingham coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Cardiff and Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest coach from Cardiff to Birmingham? When is the last coach from Cardiff to Birmingham?
The earliest coach departing from Cardiff to Birmingham leaves at 04: 50. The last coach departing from Cardiff to Birmingham leaves at 14: 50. You can find the latest Cardiff to Birmingham coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy Cardiff Birmingham coach tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy coach tickets between Cardiff and Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £12 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Cardiff to Birmingham a few months in advance.

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