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

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Train CrossCountry  •  1h 51m

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

$55 - $85

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Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Cardiff, Kingsway M33 / ...

$21 - $35

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  3h 1m

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

$44 - $65

Drive  •  1h 55m

  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 drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1h 55m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham, Navigation Street and arriving at Cardiff, Kingsway. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 35m.

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

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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 best way to get from Birmingham to Wales without a car is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £40 - £70.

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

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Birmingham to Wales bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Birmingham, Navigation Street station.

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Birmingham to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Wales is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £25 and takes 2h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Wales.
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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

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 1h 51m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Birmingham to Cardiff 4 times a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

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
1h 5m
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
Megabus UK

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Birmingham to Wales bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cardiff, Kingsway station.

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Birmingham to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Wales is 108 miles. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Birmingham to Wales.

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