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Cardiff to Birmingham

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How to get from Cardiff to Birmingham?

We are suggesting 7 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Cardiff Birmingham. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Cardiff Birmingham

For your trip from Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) to Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 88 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Cardiff Birmingham is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry to Birmingham leave from Cardiff Central railway station in Cardiff. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham New Street station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Cardiff-Birmingham that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Cardiff. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Birmingham.
The direct flight Cardiff > Birmingham will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Cardiff and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Birmingham (Birmingham International airport, IATA code: BHX) operated by Eastern Airways.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Cardiff-Birmingham.

Which carriers to travel between Cardiff and Birmingham?

Railway companies
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection Cardiff-Cheltenham with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cheltenham Spa at arrival (1.2 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Cardiff to Birmingham with the train which leaves Cardiff Central station to arrive at Birmingham New Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
First Great Western operates the train journey Cardiff-Newport with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Newport (South Wales) at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Cardiff (serving Cardiff bus station at 0.4 mi from centre) and the city of Birmingham where the coach will drop you off at Birmingham station situated at about 0.5 mi from Birmingham city centre.
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cardiff-Birmingham (88.2 mi)
Eastern Airways carries out a flight from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Cardiff to Birmingham (arrival at Birmingham International BHX airport)

Stop cities from Cardiff or cities to visit near Birmingham

When travelling from Birmingham to Cardiff by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Cheltenham located at 56 mi from Cardiff and 42 mi away from Birmingham, Gloucester situated at 49 mi from Cardiff and at approximately 45 mi from Birmingham, Newport located at 11 mi from Cardiff and 78 mi away from Birmingham, Warndon situated at 67 mi from Cardiff and at approximately 23 mi from Birmingham (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Birmingham or back to Cardiff, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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