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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Birmingham to Cardiff in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £23 when purchasing your train 1 month in advance which is 28% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to pay less for your Birmingham Cardiff train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.
If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to assess the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.
For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Birmingham Cardiff ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Cardiff to Birmingham (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Birmingham to Cardiff train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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