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, London Midland, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £27.00
Average train price £47.00
  • All trains between Liverpool (North West England) to Cardiff (East Wales) are operated by Merseyrail, London Midland, 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 £27.00. 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 £27.00 MORE 4h05m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 6h21m
Flight
from £118.39 MORE 18h40m

Liverpool - Cardiff prices calendar

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

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National Express£28

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National Express£35

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National Express£36

Loco2£27

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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 Liverpool to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Liverpool Lime Street
07:04
Cardiff Central
10:38
3h34m London Midland
Liverpool Central
07:15
Cardiff Central
11:15
4h00m Merseyrail
Liverpool Lime Street
07:34
Cardiff Central
11:28
3h54m London Midland
Liverpool Lime Street
08:04
Cardiff Central
11:38
3h34m London Midland
Liverpool Central
08:30
Cardiff Central
12:10
3h40m Merseyrail
Liverpool Lime Street
12:04
Cardiff Central
15:38
3h34m London Midland
Liverpool Lime Street
12:34
Cardiff Central
16:30
3h56m London Midland
Liverpool Lime Street
12:47
Cardiff Central
16:45
3h58m Virgin Trains
Liverpool Lime Street
13:04
Cardiff Central
16:54
3h50m London Midland
Liverpool Central
13:15
Cardiff Central
17:16
4h01m Merseyrail
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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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60

£25

30

£31

15

£35

7

£39

3

£35

1

£53

Same day

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
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£27.00 30/12/2018 18:02 Merseyrail 23 hours ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£27.00 30/12/2018 14:02 Merseyrail 23 hours ago
Liverpool
Central
Cardiff
Central
£33.00 20/12/2018 13:15 Merseyrail 3 days ago
Liverpool
Central
Cardiff
Central
£33.00 20/12/2018 07:15 Merseyrail 3 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£35.40 30/12/2018 17:42 Virgin Trains 23 hours ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£35.40 30/12/2018 18:42 Virgin Trains 23 hours ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£35.40 30/12/2018 19:42 Virgin Trains 23 hours ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£38.80 20/12/2018 17:34 London Midland 3 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£39.40 30/12/2018 13:42 Virgin Trains 23 hours ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Cardiff
Central
£39.40 30/12/2018 14:42 Virgin Trains 23 hours 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 £46.88 (1). By dividing £88 by £46.88 (£88/£46.88 = 1.88), 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 £46.88 £31.25 £15.63 1.88

(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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