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Coaches to Birmingham

Cardiff to Birmingham

From £9.60 one-way*

Duration: 2hrs 35 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 3 services per day

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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 Cardiff to Birmingham

You can take the coach from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham 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 £9.60 one-way* this service is one of the most cost-effective ways to Birmingham possible.

Cardiff to Birmingham journey information
Fastest journey time 2hrs 35 mins
Cheapest price From £9.60 *
Distance (approx) 187km
No. of stops 1
First & last journey daily 8:15am/2:15pm (from Cardiff Coach Station)

Our Cardiff to Birmingham services and stops

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

111 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Newport
  • Birmingham Coach Station

112 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Newport
  • Birmingham Coach Station

Cardiff to Birmingham route map

Departing from Cardiff

Cardiff Coach Station is a 15-minute stroll from Cardiff Rail Station, and just a short walk through the city centre, making it a great departing point for your trip to Birmingham.

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

Arriving in 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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Cardiff to Birmingham?

The first coach leaves from Cardiff Coach Station at 8.15am, terminating at Birmingham Coach Station at 11am.

When is the last coach from Cardiff to Birmingham?

The last coach departs from Cardiff Coach Station at 2.15pm, arriving at Birmingham Coach Station at 5pm.

How much is the coach from Cardiff to Birmingham?

A one-way journey from Cardiff to Birmingham is available from £9.60 *.

How long does the coach take from Cardiff to Birmingham?

Coach journeys from Cardiff to Birmingham take approximately 2 hrs 35 mins.

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

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 1 June 2022 for travel between 1 June 2022 and 28 September 2022.

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