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Liverpool to Cardiff by train

The journey from Liverpool to Cardiff by train is 133.81 mi and takes 4 hr 19 min. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:25 AM and the last at 8:33 PM. It is possible to travel from Liverpool to Cardiff by train for as little as $38.94 or as much as $114.60. The best price for this journey is $38.94.

Lowest Price$38.94
Journey Duration4 hr 19 min
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price$38.94
Highest Price$114.60
First Departure5:25 AM
Last Departure8:33 PM
Distance133.81 mi
DepartureLiverpool
ArrivalCardiff
CarriersMerseyrail, Avanti West CoastMore

Liverpool to Cardiff Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Liverpool to Cardiff. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Liverpool to Cardiff by train?

On average, a train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff will cost you $96.75. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $38.94. 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.
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The prices for train tickets from Liverpool to Cardiff 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. The average train ticket price is approximately $96.75. 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.

How much time will it take to go from Liverpool to Cardiff by train?

With a distance of 133.81 mi between Liverpool and Cardiff, it will usually take 4 hr 19 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 19 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Liverpool and Cardiff is around 133.81 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 hr 19 min. However, the fastest routes between Liverpool and Cardiff take 3 hr 34 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Liverpool to Cardiff?

The first journey of the day departs from Liverpool at 5:25 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 8:33 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Liverpool and Cardiff. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Liverpool at 5:25 AM, and the last departure will leave at 8:33 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Liverpool to Cardiff can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

When traveling from Liverpool to Cardiff by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Liverpool and Cardiff. You can start your journey in Liverpool at stations such as Liverpool Lime Street,Liverpool - Lime St,Liverpool, Old Roan,Liverpool Norton Street,Liverpool One ,Birkenhead-Conway Park Campus,Hunts cross,Liverpool, John Lennon Airport. These connect to stations including Cardiff, Kingsway (Stop GQ),Cardiff central,Cardiff, University,Heath high level in Cardiff. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Liverpool to Cardiff.

How many times a day do departures from Liverpool leave for Cardiff?

You will be able to travel from Liverpool to Cardiff using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 24 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Liverpool to Cardiff using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Liverpool to Cardiff each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 24 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Liverpool to Cardiff. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Liverpool to Cardiff, 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 Liverpool to Cardiff.

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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Cardiff

The cheapest Liverpool - Cardiff train tickets can be found for as low as $27.34 if you’re lucky, or $72.56 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $127.11.

Find the best day to travel to Cardiff by train

When travelling to Cardiff 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, Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales from Liverpool to Cardiff
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Liverpool to Cardiff CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
15.07kg
Bus
16.15kg
Flight
43.07kg
Car
34.46kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Liverpool to Cardiff by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Liverpool and Cardiff are 15.07kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Liverpool and Cardiff? By taking the train between Liverpool and Cardiff 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 Liverpool to Cardiff?
A train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff is $96.75. 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 $38.94.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Liverpool to Cardiff is $38.94. 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 Liverpool and Cardiff by train?
Liverpool to Cardiff is 133.81 mi.
How long does the train between Liverpool and Cardiff take?
Liverpool to Cardiff is on average 4 hr 19 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 34 min.
Which companies operate from Liverpool to Cardiff?
The train journey from Liverpool to Cardiff is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Merseyrail, Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales, West Midlands Railway and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from Liverpool to Cardiff?
Liverpool to Cardiff has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Liverpool to Cardiff leave?
The earliest train from Liverpool to Cardiff departs at 5:25 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 Liverpool to Cardiff depart?
The latest train from Liverpool to Cardiff departs at 8:33 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 Liverpool to Cardiff 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 $38.94 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Liverpool to Cardiff by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Liverpool and Cardiff is 3 hr 34 min.
Is there a direct train from Liverpool to Cardiff?
Yes, there is a direct train between Liverpool and Cardiff.
What are the CO2 emissions for Liverpool to Cardiff by train?
The train journey from Liverpool to Cardiff creates 15.07kg of CO2 emissions.

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