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 Cardiff to Birmingham will cost around £ 71 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 71.
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2 h 32 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Cardiff for Birmingham every day 2 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 2 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 15 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||2 h|
|Average train ticket price||£37 (€42)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Cardiff to Birmingham cover the 87 miles (141 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 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 route costs around £37, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Find the best trains from Cardiff to Birmingham with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £28. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Cardiff to Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train from Cardiff to Birmingham. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Cardiff - Birmingham trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Cardiff and Birmingham is around 87 miles (141 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £28. As you check the latest Cardiff to Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 between Cardiff and Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!
When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Cardiff and Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
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.
When taking a train from Cardiff, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). When you arrive in Birmingham, your train can arrive in train stations including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Birmingham most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.
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