Cardiff to Liverpool train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Cheapest

£38

Average

£65

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
14:23Cardiff3h46 18:09Liverpool
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£381One-way
Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff3h47 12:09Liverpool
0 changes
£391One-way
Transport for Wales
04:12Cardiff3h57 08:09Liverpool
0 changes
£401One-way
Cross Country
09:45Cardiff3h58 13:43Liverpool
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£481One-way
Transport for Wales
05:45Cardiff3h54 09:39Liverpool
0 changes
£561One-way

Train schedule Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 August
Transport for Wales
04:12Cardiff3h57 08:09Liverpool
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Transport for Wales
05:45Cardiff3h54 09:39Liverpool
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Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff3h47 12:09Liverpool
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Cross Country
08:45Cardiff3h56 12:41Liverpool
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Cross Country
09:45Cardiff3h58 13:43Liverpool
0 changes
Transport for Wales
10:22Cardiff3h47 14:09Liverpool
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Transport for Wales
10:56Cardiff3h23 14:19Liverpool
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Transport for Wales
13:49Cardiff3h31 17:20Liverpool
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Transport for Wales
14:23Cardiff3h46 18:09Liverpool
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Transport for Wales
16:16Cardiff3h53 20:09Liverpool
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Fastest Journey

3 h 23 m

Average

3 h 47 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

215 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Cardiff for Liverpool every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
10:56Cardiff3h23 14:19Liverpool
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£941One-way
Transport for Wales
13:49Cardiff3h31 17:20Liverpool
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£931One-way
Transport for Wales
14:23Cardiff3h46 18:09Liverpool
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£381One-way
Transport for Wales
08:22Cardiff3h47 12:09Liverpool
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£391One-way
Transport for Wales
10:22Cardiff3h47 14:09Liverpool
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£931One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency29 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool cover the 133 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 47 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 29 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £46, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Cardiff to Liverpool

CrossCountry trains will get you from Cardiff to Liverpool from £29. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Liverpool from Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

One of the best ways to travel to Liverpool from Cardiff is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train to Liverpool from Cardiff by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Cardiff to Liverpool route. You can expect to travel 133 miles (215 km) from Cardiff to Liverpool on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Cardiff to Liverpool, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Cardiff to Liverpool!

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool

    Travel by train 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
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cardiff to Liverpool to cost as little as £29  in the next 7 days.
    The Cardiff to Liverpool train ticket price is on average £46  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    The distance from Cardiff to Liverpool by train is approximately 133 miles.
    The Cardiff to Liverpool train duration is on average 3 h 47 min, which is to be expected when travelling 133 miles between Cardiff and Liverpool. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Liverpool most often arrive at Liverpool Lime Street and need to travel around 0.4 miles (692 m) from this train station to the city centre.

    If you're looking for trains from Cardiff to Liverpool, you can rely on Transport for Wales or Cross Country to get you to Liverpool. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cardiff to Liverpool route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    On average, there are 29 trains a day from Cardiff to Liverpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    If you prefer early morning trains from Cardiff to Liverpool, the first train leaves at 04: 41. If you prefer late night trains from Cardiff to Liverpool, the last train of the day leaves at 19: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Liverpool times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    If you book a train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £46 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cardiff
    Liverpool
    The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip between Cardiff and Liverpool.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    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)

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