Liverpool to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Liverpool to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Liverpool to Cardiff take around 3 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 216 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Liverpool and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Liverpool to Cardiff?
Journeys between Liverpool and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Liverpool to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 39 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Liverpool to Cardiff?
The Liverpool to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Liverpool to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Liverpool around 05:26 and the last train is around 23:47.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Liverpool around 05:46, and the last at 23:48.
What's the Liverpool to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Liverpool to Cardiff are $37.15.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $62, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Liverpool and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Liverpool to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First TransPennine Express
- London Midland
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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