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from Cardiff to Liverpool

You can get from Cardiff to Liverpool by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Liverpool on 25 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:22Cardiff Central3h57 13:19Liverpool Lime Street
1 changes
£331One-way
Cheapest
09:22Cardiff Central3h57 13:19Liverpool Lime Street
1 changes
£331One-way
Other options
15:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens5h35 20:55Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
£381One-way
17:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h35 23:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
£381One-way
09:56Cardiff Central3h24 13:20Liverpool Lime Street
1 changes
£911One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
24 Oct
£91West Midlands Railway
£41Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£18Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£19Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£14Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£15Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£24Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£91Arriva Trains Wales
£19Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£73Cross Country
£24Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£9Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£25National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£28Arriva Trains Wales
£27National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£91Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£55Cross Country
£12Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£90Arriva Trains Wales
£25National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£90Arriva Trains Wales
£26National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£27Arriva Trains Wales
£26National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£90Arriva Trains Wales
£26National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£33Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus

Travel Information from Cardiff to Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £91
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 9 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £91 • 3 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 133 miles (215 km) by coach or train between Cardiff and Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cardiff to Liverpool.

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FAQs
How do I go from Cardiff to Liverpool?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Cardiff and Liverpool?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Liverpool, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Liverpool:

A coach journey is usually £79 less than a journey to Liverpool by train, which costs on average £91 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Cardiff to Liverpool?

The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Liverpool is by train, which takes on average 3 h 24 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 45 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Cardiff and Liverpool

Liverpool is approximately 133 miles (215 km) away from Cardiff.

How many services a day are there between Cardiff and Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Liverpool is:

  • 17 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Cardiff? Where do I arrive in Liverpool?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cardiff to Liverpool:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool depart from Cardiff Central to Liverpool Lime Street.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cardiff to Liverpool?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Liverpool by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Cardiff to Liverpool for £12 on Omio.
  • Travel with Arriva Trains Wales for trains to Liverpool. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Arriva Trains Wales Cardiff to Liverpool tickets on Omio for £91.
Can I find a direct route between Cardiff and Liverpool?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cardiff to Liverpool with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Liverpool with.
  • You can check for a direct train to Liverpool with with 17 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Liverpool tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cardiff and Liverpool ends?
Your journey from Cardiff to Liverpool doesn't have to end in Liverpool. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Edinburgh to your Cardiff to Liverpool trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Liverpool today!
When should I book a ticket to Liverpool from Cardiff online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £12 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £91 one way.

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

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