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from Cardiff to Birmingham

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£71Cross Country
£11Megabus
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£35Cross Country
£6Flixbus
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£28Cross Country
£8Flixbus
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8 Dec
£28Cross Country
£9Flixbus
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£28Cross Country
£9Flixbus
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10 Dec
£35Cross Country
£10Megabus
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£35Cross Country
£10Flixbus
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£35Cross Country
£7Flixbus
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£35Cross Country
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14 Dec
£28Cross Country
£7Flixbus
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£28Cross Country
£9Flixbus
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£28Cross Country
£9Flixbus
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17 Dec
£35Cross Country
£11Megabus
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18 Dec
£35Cross Country
£10Megabus
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19 Dec
£36Cross Country
£10Megabus
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20 Dec
£36Cross Country
£10Megabus
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21 Dec
£35Cross Country
£10Megabus
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22 Dec
£36Cross Country
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23 Dec
£35Cross Country
£10Megabus
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£35Cross Country
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Travel Information from Cardiff to Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £35
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £35 • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 87 miles (141 km) from Cardiff to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Birmingham.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Cardiff to Birmingham?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Cardiff and Birmingham. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Birmingham?

The cheapest way from Cardiff to Birmingham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is about £28 less than a train, which costs on average £35 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get to Birmingham from Cardiff?

The fastest way to get to Birmingham from Cardiff is by train with an average travel time of 2 h.

There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 35 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Cardiff to Birmingham?

The distance from Cardiff to Birmingham is approximately 87 miles (141 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cardiff to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Birmingham is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cardiff to Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Cardiff to Birmingham, where do I depart from Cardiff and where do I arrive in Birmingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cardiff to Birmingham:

  • Coaches most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff Central and arrive in Birmingham at Birmingham New Street.
Which travel operators can get me from Cardiff to Birmingham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Birmingham by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cardiff to Birmingham for £7.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Cardiff to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £35.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cardiff to Birmingham ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Cardiff to Birmingham don't make Birmingham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your Cardiff and Birmingham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Birmingham to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from Cardiff to Birmingham online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Cardiff and Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £7 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £35 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Birmingham from Cardiff online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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