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Trip Birmingham Cardiff

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from 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 get from Birmingham to Cardiff?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Birmingham 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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All modes of transport Birmingham-Cardiff

For your trip from Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (Wales, 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 Birmingham Cardiff is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry to Cardiff leave from Birmingham New Street railway station in Birmingham. Arrival in Cardiff will take place at Cardiff Central station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Birmingham-Cardiff that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Birmingham. 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 Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cardiff.
The direct flight Birmingham > Cardiff will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
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.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Birmingham-Cardiff.

Which carriers to travel between Birmingham and Cardiff?

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)
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Birmingham-Cardiff with the train from Birmingham New Street 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 transports passengers on a rail line from Newport to Cardiff with the train which leaves Newport (South Wales) 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)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Birmingham-Cardiff (88.2 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Birmingham in Birmingham and to the one of Cardiff (Wales United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Cardiff where the coach will drop you off at Cardiff station situated at about 0.4 mi from Cardiff city centre.

Stop cities from Birmingham or cities to visit near Cardiff

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