Birmingham International to Cardiff by train

  • First train
    06:05
  • Last train
    00:09
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 14m
  • Distance
    147 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    42
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 45m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Birmingham International to Cardiff by train

Fast trains from Birmingham International to Cardiff take around 2 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 147 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham International and Cardiff.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham International to Cardiff?

Journeys between Birmingham International and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Birmingham International to Cardiff every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 46 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham International to Cardiff?

The Birmingham International to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Birmingham International to Cardiff train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham International around 06:05 and the last train is around 00:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham International around 05:47, and the last at 21:48.

When to book Birmingham International to Cardiff train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham International to Cardiff by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham International and Cardiff?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham International to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.