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Coach Information between Cardiff and Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
durationAverage coach duration11 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€20)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Liverpool cover the 133 miles (215 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 45 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £14, but the average price of coach tickets is £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

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Travel with National Express from Cardiff to Liverpool

Find the best coaches between Cardiff and Liverpool with Omio's travel partners National Express from £14. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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 - Liverpool 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: £28

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Cardiff to Liverpool:

  • 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 Liverpool

The easiest way to travel between these two cities is by National Express coach services who provide the fastest buses from Cardiff to Liverpool. National Express operate 1 direct journey per day which departs in the morning and takes 6.5 hours. There are four further journeys per day which take from just 5.5 hours and involve a change in Birmingham. Coaches depart from Cardiff Coach Station at Sophia Gardens and arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station which is a short walk from the city centre and Liverpool Central and James Street railways stations.

Taking the Bus from Cardiff

Buses from Cardiff to Liverpool now leave from the National Express stop at Sophia Gardens. The ticket office opens at 7:00 a.m. from Monday to Friday and at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays. It closes at 6:15 p.m. every day. Sophia Gardens is located some distance away from the city centre on the west bank of the Taff river. Passengers can reach the stop via buses 24, 63 and M3 from the city centre. Taxis are also available.

Getting into Liverpool by Bus

Situated in a prime location where the Mersey River flows into the Irish Sea, Liverpool has always been a maritime city. Today the city's nautical heritage can be found in Merseyside Maritime Museum, the paintings at Tate Liverpool, and the iconic trio of the Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building that stand proud on the waterfront. Visitors can also enjoy a thriving shopping, dining and nightlife scene, and take a Magical Mystery Tour in search of the city's most famous sons, the Beatles. Buses from Cardiff to Liverpool arrive at the coach station on Norton Street. Though not central, it's located near the cultural quarter and St John's Shopping Centre, and around 800 metres from Lime Street Railway Station.

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Buses from Cardiff to Liverpool
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FAQs
How much do cheap coach tickets to Liverpool from Cardiff cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach from Cardiff to Liverpool for as little as £14  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool on average?
The Cardiff to Liverpool coach ticket price is on average £18  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Cardiff to Liverpool by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cardiff and Liverpool via coach to be approximately 133 miles (215 km).
What is the average Cardiff to Liverpool coach duration?
While the time it takes to travel 133 miles (215 km) from Cardiff to Liverpool can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Cardiff to Liverpool is on average 11 h 45 min.
What station does the Cardiff to Liverpool coach leave from? Which Liverpool coach station do I come into from Cardiff?

When taking a coach from Cardiff, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). When you arrive in Liverpool, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, Kempston Street.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Cardiff Central   to Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Where is the coach station in Cardiff? Where is the coach station in Liverpool?

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 Liverpool, Liverpool One and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the coach station to the city centre in Liverpool.

Which coach companies can take me between Cardiff and Liverpool?
Take the Cardiff to Liverpool coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip between Cardiff and Liverpool as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first coach from Cardiff to Liverpool? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The first Cardiff to Liverpool coach departs at 07: 10   and the last coach from Cardiff to Liverpool leaves at 17: 10. Check out the most up-to-date Cardiff to Liverpool coach schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy Cardiff to Liverpool coach tickets to get the best deals?
If you book Cardiff to Liverpool coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £18. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Cardiff and Liverpool. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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