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 Birmingham to Cardiff will cost around £ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 28.
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Of the 4 trains that leave Birmingham for Cardiff every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 142 km distance in an average of 1 h 55 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 55 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 55 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 train duration||1 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||£38 (€43)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Birmingham to Cardiff cover the 87 miles (141 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 55 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Travel from Birmingham to Cardiff from £28 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Birmingham to Cardiff. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Birmingham - Cardiff journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Birmingham and Cardiff is around 87 miles (141 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £28. As you check the latest Birmingham to Cardiff train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Cardiff safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!
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There are around 70 trains a day between England's second largest city and the capital of Wales, from before dawn until well into the night. The journey lasts two hours on average, with only small variations in travel time between different types of service.
The majority of services between Birmingham and Cardiff are operated by Cross Country, who offer a mixture of direct and indirect trains throughout the week. In addition, Arriva Trains provides a few late services from Monday to Friday and West Midlands also contributes at weekends.
Non-stop trains between these two major cities generally take about one hour 56 minutes. Where a change is involved, passengers should expect another 10 minutes to be added to the journey. Travel times are more likely to be in the region of two hours 30 minutes in the case of a few very early departures.
The first trains between Birmingham and Cardiff leave as early as 5:00 a.m., but it's at approximately 6:45 a.m. that the regular service really begins. From that point, there are around three departures an hour, with fast and slow trains alternating. This continues until about 8:30 p.m., with fewer services before the last train departs at 10:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter.
Departure train station: Birmingham New Street Train Station is located just opposite the Grand Central Shopping Centre and is linked by tram to other city landmarks. It has short and long stay car parks, covered bike racks, a baby care area, bureau de change, luggage trolleys, photo booths and WiFi. It's a destination in its own right with cafes, dining options and retail outlets.
Arrival train station: Convenient for shopping and sight-seeing, Cardiff Central Train Station is a few minutes' stroll from the Millennium Stadium, the Central Market, St David's Shopping Centre and Cardiff Castle. Its facilities include 24-hour parking, sheltered storage for bikes with CCTV monitoring, cash points, WiFi and a first class lounge with complimentary refreshments. There's also a newsagent, convenience store, cafe-diner and vending machines.
Some of the Birmingham train stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cardiff include Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arriving in Cardiff Central.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Birmingham New Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Birmingham.
The most popular arrival train station, Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Cardiff.
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