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Cardiff docks, Wales

Birmingham to Cardiff

From £9.60 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 4 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Route temporarily suspended

We are currently operating a reduced network and, unfortunately, are not running services on this route at the moment.

Please use our interactive Route Map to see which stops we are serving and how they connect. We are continuing to review our timetables and will add more routes and stops as travel needs increase.

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Coach from Birmingham to Cardiff

You can take the coach from Birmingham Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station up to 4 times a day, the fastest of which will take just 2 hours and 30 mins. Not only that but with fares from £9.60 one-way* this service is one of the most cost-effective ways to Cardiff possible.

With reliable services, low fares, and stylish travel, you can travel with confidence and convenience once again.

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

Departing from Birmingham

Birmingham Coach Station is based in Digbeth: at the heart of the city centre and just an 8-minute walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre.

A taxi rank is directly outside the station, along with a bus stop, which is served by many routes from the city centre. New Street Rail Station is just a 10-minute walk away through the city centre.

Take a look at our Birmingham Coach Station facilities.

Arriving in Cardiff

Cardiff Coach Station is a 15-minute stroll from Cardiff Rail Station, and just a short stroll through the city centre, making it a great arrival point for your big Welsh adventure.

Read more on our Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) facilities and information page.

Birmingham to Cardiff route stops

Popular stops are listed below. Please use the journey planner above to plan your trip.
  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Cardiff Coach Station (Sophia Gardens)
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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 27 July 2021 for travel between 27 July and 24 Nov 2021

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