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Cardiff to Liverpool by train

The journey from Cardiff to Liverpool by train is 133.81 mi and takes 4 hr 8 min. There are 21 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:35 AM and the last at 7:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Cardiff to Liverpool by train for as little as $52.95 or as much as $112.84. The best price for this journey is $52.95.

Lowest Price$52.95
Journey Duration4 hr 8 min
Connection per Day21
Lowest Price$52.95
Highest Price$112.84
First Departure4:35 AM
Last Departure7:45 PM
Distance133.81 mi
DepartureCardiff
ArrivalLiverpool
CarriersAvanti West Coast, West Midlands RailwayMore

Cardiff to Liverpool Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Cardiff to Liverpool?

The prices for train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool will cost $52.95. The average train ticket price is approximately $100.70. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool will cost you $100.70. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Liverpool by train?

With a distance of 133.81 mi between Cardiff and Liverpool, it will usually take 4 hr 8 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 4 hr 8 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Cardiff to Liverpool faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cardiff and Liverpool will complete the journey in 3 hr 38 min. On average, it will take you about 4 hr 8 min to travel the 133.81 mi between Cardiff and Liverpool.

Which stations can I use on the Cardiff to Liverpool route?

You will be able to leave Cardiff by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Liverpool. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Cardiff or in Liverpool, for your convenience while traveling.

How many journeys from Cardiff to Liverpool are there every day?

On average, there are 21 daily departures from Cardiff to Liverpool. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Cardiff which travel directly to Liverpool. There are 21 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cardiff to Liverpool. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Liverpool.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cardiff to Liverpool, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cardiff to Liverpool.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Liverpool by train

When travelling to Liverpool by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

The Welsh Government owns the non-profit organization Transport for Wales. It is responsible for the procurement and management of passenger rail services in Wales, as well as the development of the Welsh rail network. The company was established in 2018, taking over from Arriva Trains Wales, and operates services across Wales and the Borders. Transport for Wales is a great choice for your journeys within Wales, such as Cardiff to Aberdare or Newport to Swansea, or for your trips in England, like Manchester to Chester or Birmingham to Shrewsbury, and even for your travel between England and Wales.

West Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the West Midlands region of England.The West Midlands Trains consortium, composed of Abellio, JR East, and Mitsui, won the franchise for the region, leading to the establishment of the service in 2017. The West Midlands Railway offers a variety of services, including longer distance services to cities like London and Liverpool as well as local and regional trains.

Services on board Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway and Transport for Wales from Cardiff to Liverpool
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Cardiff to Liverpool CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
15.07kg
Bus
16.15kg
Flight
43.07kg
Car
34.46kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cardiff to Liverpool by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cardiff and Liverpool are 15.07kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cardiff and Liverpool? By taking the train between Cardiff and Liverpool you will save 28kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.08kg compared to a bus and 19.39kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool?
A train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool is $100.70. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $52.95.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cardiff to Liverpool is $52.95. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cardiff and Liverpool by train?
Cardiff to Liverpool is 133.81 mi.
How long does the train between Cardiff and Liverpool take?
Cardiff to Liverpool is on average 4 hr 8 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 38 min.
Which companies operate from Cardiff to Liverpool?
The train journey from Cardiff to Liverpool is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway, Transport for Wales, Merseyrail, Great Western Railway and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from Cardiff to Liverpool?
Cardiff to Liverpool has 21 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cardiff to Liverpool leave?
The earliest train from Cardiff to Liverpool departs at 4:35 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Cardiff to Liverpool depart?
The latest train from Cardiff to Liverpool departs at 7:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cardiff to Liverpool in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $52.95 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Cardiff to Liverpool?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Cardiff to go to Liverpool. You can go from Heath Low Level, Cardiff (Cathays), Cardiff Central and Cardiff Kingsway Stop GC and you can arrive at Hunts Cross, Birkenhead, Liverpool Central, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Norton Street, Old Roan and Liverpool Liverpool One.
What's the fastest journey time between Cardiff to Liverpool by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cardiff and Liverpool is 3 hr 38 min.
Is there a direct train from Cardiff to Liverpool?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cardiff and Liverpool.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cardiff to Liverpool by train?
The train journey from Cardiff to Liverpool creates 15.07kg of CO2 emissions.

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