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Trip Liverpool Cardiff

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Liverpool to Cardiff

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How to get from Liverpool to Cardiff?

We are suggesting 17 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Liverpool Cardiff. 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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  • Locate cities of Liverpool and Cardiff on a map as well as the route Liverpool Cardiff and the different connecting points (Cardiff-Wales Airport, Cardiff Central Railway Station, Cardiff Coach Station, Grangetown (Cardiff) Railway Station, Liverpool Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Liverpool Cardiff

For your trip from Liverpool (England, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) with a distance of 134 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.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Liverpool-Cardiff that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express in Liverpool. The bus will drop you off at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Liverpool bus station (0.1 mi from Liverpool) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cardiff.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Liverpool-Cardiff.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Liverpool to Cardiff without changing trains but some trains run on lines Liverpool-Birmingham and Birmingham-Cardiff allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of London Midland to Birmingham leave from Liverpool Lime Street railway station in Liverpool. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham New Street station (0.4 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Birmingham where the train operated by CrossCountry leave for Cardiff.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Cardiff from Liverpool. You can take the flight Birmingham-Cardiff and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Birmingham and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Birmingham International BHX airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Cardiff (Cardiff-Wales airport, IATA code: CWL) operated by Eastern Airways.

Which carriers to travel between Liverpool and Cardiff?

Railway companies
London Midland provides a rail connection Liverpool-Birmingham with the train from Liverpool Lime Street railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham New Street at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Birmingham to Cardiff with the train which leaves Birmingham New Street station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
First Great Western operates the train journey Newport-Cardiff with the train from Newport (South Wales) railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection from Chester to Cardiff with the train which leaves Chester station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
Merseyrail transports passengers on a rail line Liverpool-Chester with the train from Liverpool Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Chester at arrival (0.7 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Liverpool in Liverpool and to the one of Cardiff (Wales United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines between the city of Liverpool (serving Liverpool bus station at 0.1 mi from centre) and the city of Birmingham where the coach will drop you off at Birmingham Airport station situated at about 7.5 mi from Birmingham city centre. and from the bus station of Birmingham in Birmingham and to the one of Cardiff (Wales United Kingdom)
Airlines
Eastern Airways carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Cardiff (arrival at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Liverpool-Cardiff (134.2 mi)

Stop cities from Liverpool or cities to visit near Cardiff

When travelling from Cardiff to Liverpool by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Birmingham located at 79 mi from Liverpool and 88 mi away from Cardiff, Newport situated at 126 mi from Liverpool and at approximately 11 mi from Cardiff, Chester located at 16 mi from Liverpool and 119 mi away from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Cardiff or back to Liverpool, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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