Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

Wed, 26 Jun
+ Add return
QR-Code
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
rate4.9
42K ratings
Google Play
rate4.6
136K reviews

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 26 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cross Country
10:042h21
Birmingham International (BHI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£381One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:412h44
Birmingham International (BHI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£801One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBirmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 June
Cross Country
10:042h21
Birmingham International (BHI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:412h44
Birmingham International (BHI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes

This is the last train of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) by train or coach

Wed
26 Jun
Thu
27 Jun
Fri
28 Jun
Sat
29 Jun
Sun
30 Jun
Mon
01 Jul
Tue
02 Jul

Train times from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 26 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 21 m

Average

2 h 32 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

147 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Birmingham International (BHI) for Cardiff Central (CDF) every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
10:042h21
Birmingham International (BHI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£381One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:412h44
Birmingham International (BHI)
12:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£801One-way
0 changes

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn

Overview: Train from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

distanceDistance91 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£50 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains

Trains from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 91 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £28, but the average price of train tickets is £50. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham International and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains trains Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

For as little as £28 you can travel by train between Birmingham International (BHI) and Cardiff Central (CDF) with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train information with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 9 min
  • Cheapest Price: £229
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) 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 Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £28 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £50; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train time is 2 h 20 min   covering the 91 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 06: 04. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 18: 04.
There is 1 train a day from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 04.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham International, which is located around 10.9 miles (17.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Birmingham International (BHI) is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Birmingham International (BHI) and Cardiff Central (CDF) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Birmingham International

Distance from Birmingham International to city center
Distance from Birmingham International to city center
10.9 miles (17.6 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Avis | Enterprise | Europcar | Sixt | Green Motion | Inter rent
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

More options for your journey from Birmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need

Most popular trains, buses, flights and ferries to and from Cardiff Central (CDF) and Birmingham International (BHI)

Travel to popular destinations by train, coach, flight or ferry

HomeTrainsBirmingham International (BHI) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
More routes, destinations and providers