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Transport for Wales
10:523h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£521One-way
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Transport for Wales
09:533h25
Cardiff Central (CDF)
13:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£581One-way
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Transport for Wales
08:493h29
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£581One-way
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Transport for Wales
11:533h25
Cardiff Central (CDF)
15:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£581One-way
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About Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales Timetable
Arriva Trains Wales Ticket Types
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About Arriva Trains Wales

Arriva Trains Wales provides long and short-distance rail service throughout Wales and parts of Western England. Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) operate over 955 services a day, transporting 65,000 passengers across England and Wales. The train provider connects the metropolitan cities and smaller towns of Wales and West-England together, with the majority of Arriva Wales Trains being used for short distances only. Arriva Trains Wales also provide high-speed trains designated for longer distances on mainline routes, especially commuter routes such as Cardiff to Manchester. Below you can find information on Arriva Train Wales different ticket types, most popular connections and frequently asked questions.

Arriva Trains Wales - Timetable & Prices

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Trains from Cardiff to Swansea
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Trains from Cardiff to Crewe
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Trains from Chester to Manchester
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Trains from Shrewsbury to Birmingham
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Trains from Chester to Crewe
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Trains from Chester to Holyhead
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Trains from Swansea to Crewe
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Trains from Cardiff to Holyhead
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Trains from Cardiff to Manchester
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Trains from Manchester to Swansea

 

 

Arriva Trains Wales - Ticket Types

Arriva Trains Wales offer four types of tickets - Anytime, Advance, Off-Peak, and Super-Off Peak. You can find a larger description of each ticket type below. Each ticket holder is allowed up to two pieces of large luggage.

Anytime Ticket

This ticket type is generally more expensive than the other types, but travellers with this ticket can travel at any time of day, including peak time. This is a good ticket type to have when passengers are uncertain about their time of travel.

Advance Ticket

The advance ticket is specifically for a single/return journey. It is non-refundable, however it can be amended for up to 28 days before travel.

Off-Peak Ticket

These tickets are more limited as travellers can only travel during certain times of the day, but are usually considerably cheaper than the Anytime tickets. The type of train does not affect the ticket, only the time of day. Travellers should check with Arriva Trains Wales, or at the station that they are travelling with the right ticket before starting their journey.

Super Off-Peak Ticket

These tickets hold the most restrictions, with a smaller window of time when travellers can travel during the day. These tickets normally cannot be used to travel during general rush-hour times, but are the cheapest ticket to purchase.

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Arriva Trains Wales - FAQs

  • Can I take my bicycle on the train? Bikes are allowed on the majority of Arriva Trains Wales. In order to guarantee a spot on the train for your bike it's best to book a reservation as far in advance as possible.
  • Is there free WiFi on Arriva Trains Wales? The train company provides free WiFi across 70% of its trains. Look out for their WiFi stickers as an indication that the service should be available.
  • When's the best time to book my journey? The best time to buy a train ticket with Arriva Trains Wales is usually as far in advance as possible. Buying a ticket at the station just before travelling is the most expensive time, while the more days and weeks in advance travellers book, the cheaper the tickets become. If a traveller is booking with a railcard then they will find a third of the price reduction.

Aboard the Arriva Trains Wales services there are toilets, but only in the Standard Class carriages. Wifi is available on most of the services. There is only one connection which does not accommodate wheelchair users, and that is between Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay.

On long distance services there is a trolley service with refreshments and food for the journey. Arriva Trains Wales offers a Business Class on selected trains between Holyhead and Cardiff. This service includes a meal cooked by a chef on board while hot and cold snacks are available for purchase from the buffet for standard class passengers.

Popular Arriva Trains Wales routes

Manchester to Cardiff train

from £37
Direct trains available
3h05 average duration
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train

from £31
Direct trains available
3h12 average duration
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country

Liverpool to Cardiff train

from £35
Direct trains available
3h37 average duration
1train per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Avanti West Coast

London to Holyhead train

from £43
Direct trains available
3h37 average duration
8trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Transport for Wales
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Bus

Liverpool to Holyhead train

from £16
Direct trains available
2h30 average duration
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Bus

Holyhead to Liverpool train

from £22
Direct trains available
2h21 average duration
4trains per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Bus

Cardiff to Liverpool train

from £36
Direct trains available
3h38 average duration
3trains per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country
  • West Midlands Railway

Swansea to Cardiff train

from £4
Direct trains available
0h52 average duration
11trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Transport for Wales

Cardiff to Manchester train

from £35
Direct trains available
3h19 average duration
7trains per day
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country

Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train

from £41
Direct trains available
3h21 average duration
Served by
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast

Arriva Trains Wales destinations

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