Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff

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Liverpool to Cardiff train information

Liverpool Cardiff train map

Train duration 3h52m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Liverpool, England
Distance 134 Miles
Train operators Merseyrail, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £33.00
Average train price £55.00
  • All trains between Liverpool (North West England) to Cardiff (East Wales) are operated by Merseyrail, Virgin Trains. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.
  • Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Cardiff from Liverpool. The average journey duration between Liverpool to Cardiff is 3h52m to travel the 134 miles.
  • Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £33.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Liverpool to Cardiff train tickets

from £33.00 MORE 4h00m
Other modes of transport available
from £8.30 MORE 6h22m
from £216.35 MORE 21h10m

Liverpool - Cardiff prices calendar

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National Express£33



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

Train times Liverpool to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

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, 7 trains from Liverpool to Cardiff are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Liverpool Cardiff train departs at 07:17 and the last one departs at 20:48. The first and last departure times might change from one day to another and there might be fewer services during weekends and public holidays. Rail operators may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Liverpool - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute














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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Liverpool to Cardiff are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £25 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £53 for your train. Thus, you may save 53% on the price of your ticket by booking 1 month in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Liverpool to Cardiff trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
James Street
£33.00 25/08/2019 23:47 Merseyrail 7 days ago
Lime Street
£42.70 25/08/2019 18:47 Virgin Trains 7 days ago
Lime Street
£42.70 25/08/2019 13:47 Virgin Trains 7 days ago
Lime Street
£42.70 25/08/2019 14:47 Virgin Trains 7 days ago
Lime Street
£42.70 25/08/2019 19:47 Virgin Trains 7 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Liverpool Cardiff train

Discount Liverpool - Cardiff train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Liverpool 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 several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

    You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

    For instance, train tickets from Liverpool to Cardiff cost on average £54.80 (1). By dividing £88 by £54.80 (£88/£54.80 = 1.61), it appears that after only 2 one way trips from Cardiff to Liverpool, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a complete year.

(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
Liverpool to Cardiff train £54.80 £36.53 £18.27 1.61

(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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