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

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cross Country
08:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£501One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
06:353h40
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£541One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
12:493h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£611One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:493h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£701One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
21:054h22
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:27Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1001One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 25 April
Cross Country
08:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Transport for Wales
12:493h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Cross Country
21:054h22
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:27Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Transport for Wales
06:353h40
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:493h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes

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Train times from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

Fastest Journey

3 h 26 m

Average

3 h 43 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

232 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Cardiff Central (CDF) for Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
12:493h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£611One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:493h26
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£701One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
06:353h40
Cardiff Central (CDF)
10:15Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£541One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
12:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£501One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
21:054h22
Cardiff Central (CDF)
01:27Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1001One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

distanceDistance143 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£60 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) cover the 143 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 19 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £42, but the average price of train tickets is £60. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains trains Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Travel from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) from £35 with Omio’s train partners Transport for Wales, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Train information from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 21 min
  • Cheapest Price: £35

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

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) can start from as little as £42 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is £60; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) from Cardiff Central (CDF) is on average 3 h 19 min   for the 143 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cardiff Central (CDF) and Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) leaves at 04: 35. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) leaves at 21: 15.
There are 7 trains a day from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) which require at least one change with Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN), you can count on Transport for Wales, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains for the best way to get you to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN). You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 15.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Cardiff Central (CDF) and Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

Trains arriving to Manchester Piccadilly

Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
0.5 miles (766 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Manchester Airport
8 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit in about 30 minutes via the Northern and TransPennine Express trains.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Pay as you go Wi-Fi is available through BT Wi-Fi.
ATM
ATM
There are ATM machines on the main concourse, Platform 10 and on the mezzanine level.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Operated by Excess Baggage Co. Llocated between Platforms 10 and 11 and open daily from 08: 00 to 21: 00.
Dining
Dining
Burger King | Caffè Nero | Carluccio’s | Hotel Chocolat | Starbucks | The Pasty Shop | Costa Coffee | Pret a Manger | Upper Crust | McDonald's | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located near the Fairfield Street entrance on the mezzanine level.
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access throughout the station. Ramps for train access and wheelchairs are also available.

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