There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Wales by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$55 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

$12 - $16

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Cardiff Central

$44 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Cardiff 107.9 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Wales is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Wales is to train which costs £40 - £70 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Wales is 79 miles. The road distance is 107.9 miles.

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central takes 1 h 51 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Wales?

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Cardiff 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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