Trains from Birmingham to Cardiff

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Birmingham to Cardiff train information

Birmingham Cardiff train map

Train duration 2h01m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 88 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £13.50
Average train price £32.00
  • All trains between Birmingham (West Midlands England) to Cardiff (East Wales) are operated by Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.
  • Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Cardiff from Birmingham. The average travel time from Birmingham to Cardiff is 2h01m to cover the 88 miles.
  • Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £13.50. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Birmingham to Cardiff train tickets

from £13.50 MORE 2h07m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.20 MORE 3h14m
from £4.01 MORE 3h15m
Flight
from £76.00 MORE 13h47m

Birmingham - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

  june august   july
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
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16
17
18
19
20

Megabus£11

National Express£8

Loco2£14

21

Megabus£8

National Express£11

Loco2£22

22

Megabus£6

National Express£9

Loco2£26

23

Megabus£5

National Express£6

Loco2£26

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25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
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04

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Birmingham to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Birmingham New Street
14:30
Cardiff Central
16:24
1h54m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
14:42
Cardiff Central
16:44
2h02m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
17:30
Cardiff Central
19:27
1h57m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
17:42
Cardiff Central
19:45
2h03m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:30
Cardiff Central
20:21
1h51m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:42
Cardiff Central
21:00
2h18m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:42
Cardiff Central
20:44
2h02m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
19:30
Cardiff Central
21:24
1h54m Cross Country
Tomorrow
Birmingham New Street
12:12
Cardiff Central
14:35
2h23m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
12:30
Cardiff Central
15:29
2h59m Cross Country
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 18 trains from Birmingham to Cardiff are being operated today and 10 tomorrow. The first Birmingham Cardiff train departs at 07:30 while the last train departs at 19:30. The first and last departure hours might change from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Birmingham - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

60

£23

30

£29

15

£27

7

£28

3

£28

1

£32

Same day

Days before Departure

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.

Best prices for Birmingham to Cardiff trains

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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Cardiff
Central
£16.25 20/07/2019 19:30 Cross Country 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cardiff
Central
£16.25 20/07/2019 18:30 Cross Country 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cardiff
Central
£19.85 20/07/2019 17:30 Cross Country 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cardiff
Central
£21.55 21/07/2019 12:30 Cross Country 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cardiff
Central
£21.55 21/07/2019 12:30 Cross Country 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cardiff
Central
£22.85 20/07/2019 18:42 Cross Country 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cardiff
Central
£22.85 20/07/2019 14:30 Cross Country 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Birmingham Cardiff train

Discount Birmingham - Cardiff train tickets

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 £31.06 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £31.06: £88/£31.06 = 2.83. You will need to make approximately 3 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 3 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 £31.06 £20.70 £10.35 2.84

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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