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Birmingham to Cardiff

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1 suggested route to go from Birmingham to Cardiff by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Birmingham to Cardiff ?

Trip Birmingham Cardiff

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance88 mi
Direct lineYes

Cardiff is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Birmingham to Cardiff transport offers? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to Cardiff and Vivanoda does the rest. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of CrossCountry, First Great Western, MegaBus, National Express, Blablacar, Arriva Trains Wales or Eastern Airways to reach Cardiff.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Birmingham to Cardiff bus

Are you looking for a bus from Birmingham to Cardiff? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Birmingham and Cardiff and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Cardiff.

  • Very low prices! On the Birmingham Cardiff line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • The fleet of National Express or MegaBus coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Birmingham Cardiff road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Birmingham to Cardiff watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Birmingham to Cardiff are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Birmingham and Cardiff?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Birmingham Cardiff with direct service.

National Express Birmingham CardiffMegaBus Birmingham Cardiff

Departure bus stations in Birmingham

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Birmingham from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Cardiff' must be mentioned. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of MegaBus or National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Birmingham

Arrival bus stations in Cardiff

In Cardiff, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Cardiff

Train Birmingham to Cardiff

Is there a direct train bound for Cardiff from Birmingham?

Yes, it is possible to go from Birmingham to Cardiff by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Cardiff and there may be fewer direct trains from Birmingham on certain days. To find the cheapest Birmingham-Cardiff train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Birmingham Cardiff

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Birmingham-Cardiff route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Birmingham Cardiff railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Birmingham Cardiff

Departure train stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street

Arrival train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Cheap flights from Birmingham to Cardiff

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Cardiff, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Birmingham Cardiff flight as prices should be very high. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Cardiff. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines operate the Birmingham to Cardiff flights ?

Eastern Airways is the only airline flying with direct link to Cardiff from the airport of Birmingham.
Eastern Airways Birmingham Cardiff

Departure airport in Birmingham

  • BHX Birmingham International

Arrival airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Carpool from Birmingham to Cardiff

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Birmingham-Cardiff with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Birmingham-Cardiff rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Cardiff.

Before you book your Birmingham-Cardiff ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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