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Birmingham to Cardiff bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$6.51
Shortest Duration2h 40m
Trips per day12
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Birmingham to Cardiff cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Birmingham to Cardiff were $6.96.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The distance between Birmingham and Cardiff is approximately 88.51 miles, or 142.41 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Birmingham to Cardiff by bus is usually on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Birmingham to Cardiff?

On average there are 12 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Birmingham to Cardiff, with an average of 9 trips per day and 54 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Birmingham to Cardiff. Of the 12 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Cardiff.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Birmingham to Cardiff start at $39.34.

2 carriers offer Birmingham to Cardiff bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Birmingham to Cardiff from $6.51. There are 9 trips per day offered by Megabus from Birmingham to Cardiff and you can expect on average to pay $12.42 for a Megabus ticket to Cardiff. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Cardiff from Brunel St, In Cardiff, Megabus arrives at Kingsway and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Cardiff takes 3 hours and 16 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Cardiff in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.08 for a weekend trip to Cardiff.

Avg. Time
3h 16m
Avg. Price
$12.42

National Express

Book National Express from Birmingham to Cardiff from $22.05. There are 9 trips per day offered by National Express from Birmingham to Cardiff and you can expect on average to pay $28.79 for a National Express ticket to Cardiff. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Cardiff from Hall Green Station and 2 other stations. In Cardiff, National Express arrives at Sophia Gardens and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Cardiff takes 4 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Cardiff in 2 hours and 40 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $29.75 for a weekend trip to Cardiff.

Avg. Time
4h 34m
Avg. Price
$28.79

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Cardiff will depart from these stations in Birmingham:
  • Brunel St
  • Hall Green Station
  • Birmingham Rd
  • Hagley Rd W
Buses arrive in Cardiff at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Cardiff for trips arriving from Birmingham:
  • Kingsway
  • Cardiff University
  • Sophia Gardens
  • Park Pl 48

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