Trains from Cardiff to Birmingham

Cardiff to Birmingham train information

Cardiff Birmingham train map

Train duration 1h58m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 88 Miles

Which operators can I use?

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Birmingham, situated in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

How far is it by train?

The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Birmingham from Cardiff. The average train duration between Cardiff to Birmingham is 1h58m to travel the 88 miles.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Cardiff to Birmingham train tickets

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Cardiff - Birmingham prices calendar

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

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

Cardiff - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Cardiff to Birmingham in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £27 when purchasing your train 15 days in advance which is 13% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cardiff to Birmingham trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cardiff and Birmingham by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Birmingham to Cardiff and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Cardiff - Birmingham train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Cardiff Birmingham train ticket.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Cardiff to Birmingham? Check with your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average price for a Cardiff Birmingham ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Cardiff to Birmingham (one way trip).

  • The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for one year.

(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
Cardiff to Birmingham 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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