Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:301h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£551One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
09:301h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£551One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
08:121h58
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
£551One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:421h54
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:36Cardiff Central (CDF)
£861One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:121h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:11Cardiff Central (CDF)
£861One-way
1 change

Train timetableBirmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 26 April
Cross Country
08:121h58
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Cross Country
08:301h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:121h58
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Cross Country
09:301h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:421h54
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:36Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Cross Country
10:121h59
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:11Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change

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Train times from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Fastest Journey

1 h 54 m

Average

1 h 56 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

142 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham New Street (BHM) 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.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:421h54
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:36Cardiff Central (CDF)
£861One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:301h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£551One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:301h55
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£551One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:121h58
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
£551One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:121h58
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
£901One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

distanceDistance87 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or West Midland Trains

Trains from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 87 miles long route taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or West Midland Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £46, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and West Midland Trains trains Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

You can travel by train to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Birmingham New Street (BHM) with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and West Midland Trains for as low as £26. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF). They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Train information from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 55 min
  • Cheapest Price: £26
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

FAQs: Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham New Street (BHM) 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 New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £46; 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 New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train time is 1 h 50 min   covering the 87 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 05: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 22: 12.
There are 16 trains a day from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or West Midland Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or West Midland Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 12.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 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.

The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham New Street (BHM) to Cardiff Central (CDF) by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Birmingham New Street (BHM) and Cardiff Central (CDF) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Birmingham New Street

Distance from Birmingham New Street to city center
Distance from Birmingham New Street to city center
1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Birmingham International Airport
9 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
You can take a direct train for 10 minutes from the station to the airport with Avanti West Coast, West Midlands or CrossCountry.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Pay as you go Wi-Fi is available from Sky Wi-Fi The Cloud.
ATM
ATM
ATM machines are located on the paid concourse.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxis drop off with the'drop & go' in the Hill Street entrance. The taxi rank is on Navigation Street (Stephenson Street / Victoria Square exit). For more information visit Traintaxi | Accessible taxis: Taxis drop off within the'drop & go' off the Hill Street entrance. The taxi rank is on Navigation Street (Stephenson Street / Victoria Square exit). All taxis are accessible with manual wheelchairs, most are accessible with electric wheelchairs. For more information visit Traintaxi
Lockers
Lockers
You can leave bags with Excess Baggage Co inside the entrance off Hill Street.
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Boots located on the main concourse, before the ticket barrier Camden Food located beyond the ticket barrier Costa located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 5b escalator Funky Pigeon located beyond the ticket barrier between Platform escalators 9-10 M& S Food located on the main concourse Mi Casa Burritos located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 9 escalator The Pasty Shop located beyond the ticket barrier next to Platform 7 escalator W H Smith located on the main concourse, before the ticket barrier
Dining
Dining
All Bar One | Leon | Caffè Nero | Five Guys | Krispy Kreme | The Pasty Shop | Upper Crust | Wasabi | Starbucks | Hotel Chocolat
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | British Rental Car
Information Desk
Information Desk
In the middle of the station.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Step-free access in the whole station and ramps available for train access. All platforms have elevators and escalators.

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.

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