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Cardiff to Birmingham

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

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How to go from Cardiff to Birmingham ?

Trip Cardiff Birmingham

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

Birmingham is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Cardiff to Birmingham transport offers? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

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 Birmingham 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, Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western, National Express, MegaBus, Blablacar or Eastern Airways to reach Birmingham.

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

Cardiff to Birmingham bus

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

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

  • Very low prices! On the Cardiff Birmingham line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Cardiff Birmingham is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • 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 Cardiff to Birmingham watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • You will travel from Cardiff to Birmingham on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Cardiff Birmingham ?

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

MegaBus Cardiff BirminghamNational Express Cardiff Birmingham

Departure bus stations in Cardiff

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Cardiff at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Birmingham' must be mentioned. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of National Express or MegaBus and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Cardiff

Arrival bus stations in Birmingham

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

  • Birmingham

Train Cardiff to Birmingham

Is there a direct train bound for Birmingham from Cardiff?

Yes, it is possible to go from Cardiff to Birmingham by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Birmingham and there may be fewer direct trains from Cardiff on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Cardiff-Birmingham train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Cardiff Birmingham

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Cardiff and Birmingham with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Cardiff Birmingham railways companies

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

Departure train stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Arrival train stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham New Street

Cheap flights from Cardiff to Birmingham

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

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Cardiff Birmingham flight as prices should be very high. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Birmingham. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.

Which airlines operate the Cardiff to Birmingham flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: Eastern Airways.
Eastern Airways Cardiff Birmingham

Departure airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Arrival airport in Birmingham

  • BHX Birmingham International

Carpool from Cardiff to Birmingham

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Cardiff-Birmingham 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.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. This means that when looking for Cardiff-Birmingham 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 Birmingham.

Before you book your Cardiff-Birmingham 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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