There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to St Helens by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Crewe  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Wigan North Western

$84 - $128

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Bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Warrington National Express

$22 - $31

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Chester

$70 - $109

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 43 min

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

$97 - $143

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to St Helens 191 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Liverpool (LPL) CWL - LPL

$88 - $371

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to St Helens is to bus which costs £16 - £24 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to St Helens is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to St Helens station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff University and arriving at St Helens Central Station via Warrington, Bus Interchange (Golden Square) and Newton le Willows, Newton-le-Willows Station (Newton Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to St Helens. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at St Helens Central via Crewe and Wigan North Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and St Helens is 138 miles. The road distance is 191 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to St Helens without a car is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs £60 - £100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Cardiff to St Helens, including transfers.

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Cardiff to St Helens bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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Cardiff to St Helens train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to St Helens is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs £60 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 6 h 47 min, you could also fly, which costs £65 - £290 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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  • Distance: 138.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and St Helens, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to St Helens via Crewe and Wigan North Western in around 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to St Helens once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Cardiff to Liverpool via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Cardiff to Liverpool via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to Liverpool via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Cardiff to Liverpool via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
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 University to Warrington
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Cardiff to St Helens bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Warrington station.

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Cardiff to St Helens train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Wigan North Western station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to St Helens is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Cardiff to St Helens.

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KLM, Thomas Cook, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 633+ hotels available in St Helens. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs £5.

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