Cardiff to Birmingham train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cross Country
09:452h00
Cardiff
11:45Birmingham
£271One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:452h00
Cardiff
09:45Birmingham
£271One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:452h00
Cardiff
10:45Birmingham
£291One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
15:452h00
Cardiff
17:45Birmingham
£391One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:502h05
Cardiff
11:55Birmingham
£441One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCardiff to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 18 June
Cross Country
21:452h14
Cardiff
23:59Birmingham
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Cross Country
09:502h05
Cardiff
11:55Birmingham
0 changes
Cross Country
17:201h58
Cardiff
19:18Birmingham
0 changes
Cross Country
10:452h00
Cardiff
12:45Birmingham
0 changes
Cross Country
09:452h00
Cardiff
11:45Birmingham
0 changes

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Train times from Cardiff to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 58 m

Average

2 h 2 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

142 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Cardiff for Birmingham every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
17:201h58
Cardiff
19:18Birmingham
£781One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:452h00
Cardiff
12:45Birmingham
£781One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:452h00
Cardiff
11:45Birmingham
£271One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:452h00
Cardiff
09:45Birmingham
£271One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:452h00
Cardiff
10:45Birmingham
£291One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£44 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency18 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, West Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail

Trains from Cardiff to Birmingham cover the 87 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 56 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 18 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £20, but the average price of train tickets is £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry, West Midland Trains and Transport for Wales trains Cardiff to Birmingham

CrossCountry, West Midland Trains and Transport for Wales trains will get you to Birmingham from Cardiff from £16. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

West Midlands Trains is a train operator based in the United Kingdom, providing services across the West Midlands region. It operates a variety of train types, including the Class 350 Desiro, Class 323 Electrostar, Class 170 Turbostar, and Class 172 Turbostar. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. Passengers can purchase a range of tickets, including single, return, and season tickets. The most popular routes operated by West Midlands Trains include Birmingham to London Euston, Birmingham to Wolverhampton, and Birmingham to Coventry.

    Trains from Cardiff to Birmingham

    Trains from Cardiff to Birmingham are provided by CrossCountry and London Midlands. There are several services throughout the day and evening, with some direct services that take around two hours. Services with one change last slightly longer and generally change at Bristol Parkway. Trains start early in the morning, leaving before 6:00 a.m., and continue leaving every 15-30 minutes until the evening. The last train leaves before 10:00 p.m. Trains leave from Cardiff Central Train Station on Saunders Road, and arrive at Birmingham's New Street Station. Both stations are conveniently centrally located and a few minutes' walk from the main shopping areas of both cities.

    FAQs: Cardiff to Birmingham train

    FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Birmingham 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 to Birmingham.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Birmingham can start from as little as £20 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Birmingham is £44; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the Cardiff to Birmingham train travel time is 1 h 56 min   for the 87 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Cardiff to Birmingham leaves at 05: 20. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Cardiff to Birmingham leaves at 21: 45.
    Yes, it is possible to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 6 direct trains from Cardiff to Birmingham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
    For the best Cardiff to Birmingham train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Birmingham from Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
    No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 45.

    When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

    A day trip to Birmingham from Cardiff is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 56 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
    The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff to Birmingham by train is March.
    It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Birmingham from Cardiff including taking a train or coach.

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