Cardiff to Liverpool train

Tue, 18 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:454h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
£641One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
09:183h59
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
£851One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
08:174h00
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
£1061One-way
2 changes
Transport for Wales
08:494h05
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:54James Street (LVJ)
£1061One-way
2 changes
Transport for Wales
09:223h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:09James Street (LVJ)
£1061One-way
1 change

Train timetableCardiff to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 18 June
Cross Country
08:174h00
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
2 changes
Cross Country
08:454h32
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
1 change
Transport for Wales
08:494h05
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:54James Street (LVJ)
2 changes
Transport for Wales
08:494h15
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:04Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
1 change
West Midlands Railway
09:183h59
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
2 changes
Transport for Wales
09:223h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:09James Street (LVJ)
1 change

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Train times from Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 47 m

Average

4 h 6 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

215 km

To travel from Cardiff to Liverpool you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Transport for Wales
09:223h47
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:09James Street (LVJ)
£1061One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
09:183h59
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
£851One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
08:174h00
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:17Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
£1061One-way
2 changes
Transport for Wales
08:494h05
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:54James Street (LVJ)
£1061One-way
2 changes
Transport for Wales
08:494h15
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:04Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
£1061One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains

Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool cover the 133 miles long trip taking on average 3 h 38 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £64, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train providers: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains trains Cardiff to Liverpool

Find the best trains to Liverpool from Cardiff with Omio's travel partners Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains from £42. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Train information from Cardiff to Liverpool with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 38 min
  • Cheapest Price: £42

Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool

There are several companies running the train service from Cardiff to Liverpool and they include Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and Virgin trains. A traveller can expect to get a train with either one or two changes. Arriva Trains leave the departure station, Cardiff Central, every hour and they stop at Crewe where there is a train leaving every thirty minutes for the arrival station, Liverpool Lime Street. A CrossCountry train will take an estimated four hours for the same journey. There is an hourly train leaving Cardiff Central with a change at Birmingham New Street then to the arrival station, Liverpool Lime Street.

FAQs: Cardiff to Liverpool train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Liverpool 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 Liverpool.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool can start from as little as £36 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Liverpool is £64; 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 Liverpool train travel time is 3 h 38 min   for the 133 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Liverpool leaves at 05: 12. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Liverpool leaves at 19: 19.
There are 3 trains a day from Cardiff to Liverpool which require at least one change with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the journey from Cardiff to Liverpool you can take a train with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Cardiff and Liverpool on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 19.

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 Liverpool, you can end your journey in train stations like Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

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 Liverpool Lime Street, located 0.4 miles (732 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Liverpool from Cardiff is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 38 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cardiff to Liverpool is December.
You have options as you can travel between Cardiff and Liverpool 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Liverpool

Cardiff
Liverpool
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your journey to Liverpool.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
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)
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transport options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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