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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Coventry by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 31m

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

$64 - $130

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Bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station National Express / ...

$15 - $26

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus from Digbeth, Allison St to Coventry, Well St X1

$48 - $68

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Coventry 120 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Coventry is to bus which costs £11 - £20 and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Coventry is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Coventry station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Coventry. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Coventry via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Coventry is 96 miles. The road distance is 120 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Coventry without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £45 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Cardiff to Coventry, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Coventry bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Coventry train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Coventry is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £45 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £20 and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Coventry.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 31m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Coventry, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to Coventry hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Coventry via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 3h 13m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
NX West Midlands
Website
nxbus.co.uk
Bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
nxbus.co.uk
Bus from Digbeth, Allison St to Coventry, Well St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
nxbus.co.uk

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Cardiff to Coventry bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station.

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Cardiff to Coventry train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Coventry is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Cardiff to Coventry.

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