|Journey time||From 3h 30m|
|Distance||134 miles (215 km)|
|Frequency||123 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Cardiff Central|
|Train operators||CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Merseyrail, Transport for Wales|
If you want to know more about the journey from Liverpool to Cardiff Central by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Liverpool to Cardiff Central by train is 4 hours 48 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 30 minutes. You'll usually find 123 trains per day travelling the 134 miles (215 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Cardiff Central. You'll be travelling with Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway or Transport for Wales on your way to Cardiff Central, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Liverpool to Cardiff Central start from £26.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Cardiff Central, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
The average journey time by train between Liverpool and Cardiff Central is 4 hours and 48 minutes, with around 123 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to Cardiff Central is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Liverpool to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £26 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Liverpool to Cardiff Central. Travelling from Liverpool to Cardiff Central by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Liverpool to Cardiff Central leaves at 02:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Liverpool to Cardiff Central leaves at 23:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Liverpool to Cardiff Central cover a distance of around 134 miles (215 km) during the journey.
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