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There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Staffordshire by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Stafford

$76 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus, line 825 bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Lichfield
  3. Take the line 825 bus from Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station to Great Haywood, Clifford Arms PH 825

$21 - $28

4 alternative options

Train via Tamworth  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Tamworth High Level

$71 - $104

Train via Bristol Parkway  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Stafford

$76 - $125

Train, line 825 bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
  2. Take the train from Hereford to University
  3. Take the train from University to Lichfield City
  4. Take the line 825 bus from Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station to Great Haywood, Clifford Arms PH 825

$53 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Staffordshire 137.9 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Staffordshire is to bus and line 825 bus which costs £16 - £22 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Staffordshire is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Staffordshire. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Great Haywood, Clifford Arms PH via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Staffordshire is 107 miles. The road distance is 137.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Staffordshire without a car is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £55 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Cardiff to Staffordshire, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Staffordshire is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £55 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus and line 825 bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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Cardiff to Staffordshire bus services, operated by Arriva Midlands, arrive at Great Haywood, Clifford Arms PH station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Staffordshire is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Cardiff to Staffordshire.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Staffordshire.
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  • Distance: 106.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to Staffordshire 6 times a week. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Staffordshire via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Stafford
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Cardiff Central to Tamworth High Level
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Parkway to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
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 3 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
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Hereford to University
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from University to Lichfield City
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
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
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Lichfield
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station to Great Haywood, Clifford Arms PH
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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