Trains from Cardiff to Liverpool

Cardiff to Liverpool train information

Cardiff Liverpool train map

Train duration 4h00m
Arrival Liverpool, England
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 134 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £27.45
Average train price £51.00
  • The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Liverpool, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Cross Country, Great Western Railway.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Liverpool from Cardiff. The average train duration between Cardiff to Liverpool is 4h00m to travel the 134 miles.
  • The cheapest fare we've found to travel in the next month is £27.45 one way.

Best prices for Cardiff to Liverpool train tickets

from £27.45 MORE 3h41m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £8.30 MORE 6h30m
Flight
from £206.02 MORE 19h02m

Cardiff - Liverpool prices calendar

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

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National Express£22

Raileurope£37

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National Express£30

Raileurope£40

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National Express£21

Raileurope£34

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

Train times Cardiff to Liverpool

When are the next trains to Liverpool?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Cardiff Central
18:26
Liverpool Lime Street
22:16
3h50m Great Western Railway
Tomorrow
Cardiff Central
07:26
Liverpool Lime Street
11:10
3h44m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
08:26
Liverpool Lime Street
12:12
3h46m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
12:26
Liverpool Lime Street
16:10
3h44m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
13:26
Liverpool Lime Street
17:11
3h45m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
14:26
Liverpool Lime Street
18:12
3h46m Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central
18:26
Liverpool Lime Street
22:16
3h50m Great Western Railway

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 6 trains from Cardiff to Liverpool are available today and 6 tomorrow. The first Cardiff Liverpool train leaves at 07:26 while the last train leaves the station at 18:26. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Cardiff - Liverpool: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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60

£26

30

£29

15

£32

7

£33

3

£34

1

£51

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. Purchasing your train from Cardiff to Liverpool in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £26 when purchasing your train 1 month in advance which is 50% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cardiff to Liverpool trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
James Street
£37.50 16/12/2019 13:22 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
James Street
£37.50 16/12/2019 19:34 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
James Street
£38.50 16/12/2019 18:22 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
Lime Street
£38.50 16/12/2019 17:49 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
James Street
£38.50 16/12/2019 09:22 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
Lime Street
£39.45 16/12/2019 08:18 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
Lime Street
£42.15 16/12/2019 12:18 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
James Street
£42.50 16/12/2019 07:02 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
James Street
£42.50 16/12/2019 17:16 3 days ago
Cardiff
Central
Liverpool
Lime Street
£42.70 16/12/2019 12:49 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cardiff Liverpool train

Discount Cardiff - Liverpool train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Cardiff Liverpool train ticket.

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 Cardiff Liverpool ticket is £50.91 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.91: £88/£50.91 = 1.73. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Liverpool to Cardiff (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(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 Liverpool train £50.91 £33.94 £16.97 1.73

(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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