Cardiff docks, Wales

Birmingham to Cardiff

From £6.50 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 35 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 3 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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Coach from Birmingham to Cardiff

You can take the coach from Birmingham Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station up to 3 times a day, the fastest of which will take just 2 hours and 35 mins. Not only that but with fares from £6.50 one-way* this service is one of the most cost-effective ways to Cardiff possible.

Birmingham to Cardiff journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 35 mins
Cheapest price From £6.50 *
Distance (approx) 174km
No. of stops 1 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 12.00pm/18.00pm (from Birmingham Coach Station)

Our Birmingham to Cardiff services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

111 coach towards Swansea

Our 111 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Newport
  • Cardiff Coach Station

112 coach towards Haverfordwest

Our 112 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Newport
  • Cardiff Coach Station

Birmingham to Cardiff route map

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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The first coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 12.00pm, arriving at Cardiff Coach Station at 14.35pm.

When is the last coach from Birmingham to Cardiff?

The last coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 18.00pm, arriving at Cardiff Coach Station at 20.35pm.

How much is the coach from Birmingham to Cardiff?

A one-way journey from Birmingham to Cardiff is available from £6.50*.

How long does the coach take from Birmingham to Cardiff?

Coach journeys from Birmingham to Cardiff take on average 2 hrs 40 mins. However, our fastest coach will arrive in 2 hrs 35 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Birmingham to Cardiff?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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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 5 May 2023 for travel between 5 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

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