Trains from Birmingham to Cardiff

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The cheapest trains

from Birmingham
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

£33

Average

£61

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff will cost around £ 61 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 33.

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09:30Birmingham New Street1h59 11:29Cardiff Central
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£331One-way
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08:30Birmingham New Street1h57 10:27Cardiff Central
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£651One-way
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09:17Birmingham New Street2h06 11:23Cardiff Central
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£701One-way
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08:42Birmingham New Street2h06 10:48Cardiff Central
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£701One-way
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08:12Birmingham New Street2h09 10:21Cardiff Central
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£701One-way

Train Times

Birmingham to Cardiff

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08:12Birmingham New Street2h09 10:21Cardiff Central
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08:30Birmingham New Street1h57 10:27Cardiff Central
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08:42Birmingham New Street2h06 10:48Cardiff Central
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09:17Birmingham New Street2h06 11:23Cardiff Central
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09:30Birmingham New Street1h59 11:29Cardiff Central
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Wed
Sep 18
£33Cross Country
£6National Express
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Thu
Sep 19
£33Cross Country
£6National Express
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Fri
Sep 20
£33Cross Country
£10National Express
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Sat
Sep 21
£26Cross Country
£5National Express
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Sun
Sep 22
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£8National Express
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Mon
Sep 23
£33Cross Country
£5National Express
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Tue
Sep 24
£25Cross Country
£4National Express
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Wed
Sep 25
£33Cross Country
£5National Express
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Thu
Sep 26
£33Cross Country
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Fri
Sep 27
£33Cross Country
£5National Express
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Sat
Sep 28
£26Cross Country
£5National Express
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Sun
Sep 29
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£5National Express
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Mon
Sep 30
£66Cross Country
£9National Express
£134HOP!

The fastest trains

from Birmingham
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

1 h 57 m

Average

2 h 3 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

142 km

Of the 5 train that leave Birmingham for Cardiff every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 142 km distance in an average of 2 h 3 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 57 m .

The slowest train will take 2 h 9 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
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08:30Birmingham New Street1h57 10:27Cardiff Central
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£651One-way
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09:30Birmingham New Street1h59 11:29Cardiff Central
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£331One-way
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09:17Birmingham New Street2h06 11:23Cardiff Central
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£701One-way
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08:42Birmingham New Street2h06 10:48Cardiff Central
1 change
£701One-way
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08:12Birmingham New Street2h09 10:21Cardiff Central
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£701One-way

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Journey Summary

Birmingham to Cardiff Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours
Train Ticket Price: £39
Trains depart from:Birmingham
Trains arrive in:Cardiff
Distance:142 km
TrainTrain Companies:Cross Country, Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Birmingham to Cardiff

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.

Which train companies travel from Birmingham to Cardiff?

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.

How long is the train from Birmingham to Cardiff?

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.

How many trains are there from Birmingham to Cardiff?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Birmingham to Cardiff?

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Birmingham
Cardiff
TrainBirmingham Moor Street

Amenities

TrainBirmingham New Street

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Refreshments
TrainBirmingham Snow Hill

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