Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Cheapest

£27

Average

£59

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.

Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff Central3h12 11:34Birmingham New Street
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£271One-way
Cross Country
11:45Cardiff Central2h00 13:45Birmingham New Street
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£361One-way
Cross Country
05:40Cardiff Central2h05 07:45Birmingham New Street
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£361One-way
Cross Country
08:45Cardiff Central2h00 10:45Birmingham New Street
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£601One-way
Cross Country
20:20Cardiff Central2h38 22:58Birmingham New Street
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£731One-way

Train schedule Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 19 August
Cross Country
05:40Cardiff Central2h05 07:45Birmingham New Street
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Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff Central3h12 11:34Birmingham New Street
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Cross Country
08:45Cardiff Central2h00 10:45Birmingham New Street
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Cross Country
08:51Cardiff Central2h07 10:58Birmingham New Street
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Cross Country
09:45Cardiff Central2h00 11:45Birmingham New Street
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Cross Country
11:45Cardiff Central2h00 13:45Birmingham New Street
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Cross Country
14:54Cardiff Central2h02 16:56Birmingham New Street
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Cross Country
18:30Cardiff Central2h31 21:01Birmingham New Street
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Cross Country
20:20Cardiff Central2h38 22:58Birmingham New Street
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Fastest train times from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h

Average

2 h 17 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

142 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Cardiff Central for Birmingham New Street every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
08:45Cardiff Central2h00 10:45Birmingham New Street
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£601One-way
Cross Country
09:45Cardiff Central2h00 11:45Birmingham New Street
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£741One-way
Cross Country
11:45Cardiff Central2h00 13:45Birmingham New Street
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£361One-way
Cross Country
14:54Cardiff Central2h02 16:56Birmingham New Street
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£741One-way
Cross Country
05:40Cardiff Central2h05 07:45Birmingham New Street
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£361One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

distanceDistance87 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h
priceAverage train ticket price£67 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency41 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street cover the 87 miles long trip taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like Cross Country or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 41 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £67, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £60. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: Great Western Rail and CrossCountry trains Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

You can travel by train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street with Great Western Rail and CrossCountry for as low as £60. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry
Great Western Rail

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find the perfect CrossCountry train to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 87 miles (141 km) on this journey and your CrossCountry Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train ticket can cost as little as £73 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 1 min
  • Average Price: £73
  • CrossCountry frequency: 14 a day

Looking to travel by train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with Great Western Rail. Check Omio to see current Great Western Rail train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train and book Great Western Rail tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street, you can expect to travel 87 miles (141 km) one-way with Great Western Rail. If you search for trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street in the Omio app, you can check if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Great Western Rail, we do the work for you to get you safely to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central. Book that perfect Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Great Western Rail!

Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train information with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 13 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 16 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street

Travel by train to Birmingham New Street 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 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street for as little as £60  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street is £67  one way.
The Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train distance is approximately 87 miles.
On average the Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train time is 2 h  covering the 87 miles long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Cardiff Central. The most popular arrival train station in Birmingham New Street, called Birmingham New Street, is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from its city centre.

For the trip from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street you can take a train with Cross Country or First Great Western Service. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Birmingham New Street from Cardiff Central on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
The average number of trains departing Cardiff Central for Birmingham New Street is 41 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street leaves at 04: 38   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 45. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you buy Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £67. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Trains departing from 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
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 23: 59 | Sat: 06: 00 - 01: 30 Parking space: 388 Parking Pricing: €1. 00 for 2 hours | €2. 00 for 4 hours | €4. 00 for 1 day
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
Information Desk
Information Desk
Helpline Contact: 03333 211202 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

Trains arriving to Birmingham New Street

Distance from Birmingham New Street to city center
Distance from Birmingham New Street to city center
2.4 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.
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: 24/7 Parking space: 34 Parking Pricing: £2. 00 per 40 minutes | £12. 00 per 4 hours
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.

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