Birmingham to Cardiff by train
Travelling from Birmingham to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Birmingham to Cardiff take around 1 hour and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 143 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Cardiff?
Direct trains from Birmingham to Cardiff have been found.
We usually find around 17 direct trains on the route from Birmingham to Cardiff every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 16 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Cardiff?
The Birmingham to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Birmingham to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:00 and the last train is around 20:30.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Birmingham to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Birmingham to Cardiff are $16.90.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $23 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $43. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Birmingham to Cardiff train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Cardiff?
CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Birmingham to Cardiff.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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