How to get from Liverpool to Cardiff

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from Liverpool to Cardiff

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

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To get from Liverpool to Cardiff on 06 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:07Liverpool Lime Street3h35 13:42Cardiff Central
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10:07Liverpool Lime Street3h35 13:42Cardiff Central
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09:32James Street3h42 13:14Cardiff Central
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09:07Liverpool Lime Street3h46 12:53Cardiff Central
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11:00Liverpool Central4h11 15:11Cardiff Central
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Travel Information to Cardiff from Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £97 • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Transport for Wales

Travel 133 miles (215 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Liverpool and Cardiff. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Transport for Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Liverpool to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Liverpool to Cardiff

Travel to Cardiff 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 Liverpool to Cardiff.

There are 4 ways to get from Liverpool to Cardiff: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to Cardiff, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A ferry is £22 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Liverpool to Cardiff costing on average £22.

A ferry is £2 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Liverpool to Cardiff costing on average £2.

A ferry is generally £97 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £97 from Liverpool to Cardiff.

The quickest way to travel between Liverpool and Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 3 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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The Liverpool to Cardiff distance is approximately 133 miles (215 km).

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Cardiff is:

  • Around 28 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Cardiff Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Liverpool to Cardiff:

  • You can travel by coach between Liverpool and Cardiff with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Liverpool to Cardiff tickets for £22 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Liverpool to Cardiff with Transport for Wales, and you can find Transport for Wales Liverpool to Cardiff tickets for £97 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Cardiff from Liverpool with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with with 28 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cardiff as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Liverpool and Cardiff.

Omio customers who travel from Liverpool to Cardiff often also extend their holiday to go to London, Bristol or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cardiff and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £22 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £2 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £97 one way on average.

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

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