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Hopping on a train from Cardiff Central to Liverpool is easy with services running all day from 04.30 until 20.15.

So whether it’s for business or you’re planning a day out with the children, there’s plenty of choice, and with the discounts available on our Advanced tickets and our flexible Anytime options, we’ve got it all covered. The journey is approximately three and a half hours, giving you plenty of time to catch up on work via our free Wifi, and if you need to occupy the kids, how about some fun downloadable apps?

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Liverpool is one of the most visited cities in the UK, and international travellers frequently arrive to explore the birthplace of the Beatles, the Mersey Beat, and, of course, Anfield Road, home of Liverpool FC. 

But, sitting on the banks of the great River Mersey, Liverpool has a rich maritime history, too, and in 2004 its reimagined Waterfront area became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is vividly explored at the Museum of Liverpool. 

The choice of shops is huge, covering all the high street names in the Liverpool One shopping centre. However, for more exclusive tastes, head for the popular Bold Street. Here you’ll find artisan boutiques, offering one-off handcrafted pieces, such as beautiful jewellery, studio glassware and designer ceramics.  

The Cathedral is one of the largest and most impressive in Europe. Hosting year-round exhibitions and events that are free to enter, this is a must-see, along with the internationally renowned Walker Gallery, which houses one of the best art collections ever seen in one place. Couple this with the Tate Liverpool, the Everyman Playhouse and the M&S Bank Arena, all hosting eclectic performances, from classic theatre, and musicals through to alternative comedy and dance, and it’s no wonder that Liverpool has been crowned European Capital of Culture.

Catching the train from Cardiff Central to Liverpool ensures that you arrive feeling refreshed and relaxed. Our live Twitter feeds will keep you updated with all the latest news reports, and if you download our app, you can book tickets on the move if you decide to stay and explore more of this great city.  

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