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

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

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

$65 - $131

Cheapest option

Bus, line 777 bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the line 777 bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Pool Meadow Bus Station 777 / ...

$18 - $26

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  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

$54 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  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 and line 777 bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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

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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 Pool Meadow Bus Station via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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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 2 h 30 min.

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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 2 h 30 min and costs £45 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min 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 2 h 30 min and costs £45 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus and line 777 bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Cardiff to Coventry bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at 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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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Coventry.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to Coventry every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Coventry via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station in around 3 h 22 min.

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
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $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
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
NX West Midlands
Website
nxbus.co.uk
Bus from Digbeth, Allison St to Coventry, Well St
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
nxbus.co.uk

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