Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV)

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

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

CrossCountry
10:493h40
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
11:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
15:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
12:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
13:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
17:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
14:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
18:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change

Train timetableCardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 26 May
CrossCountry
10:493h40
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
1 change
CrossCountry
11:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
15:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
1 change
CrossCountry
12:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
1 change
CrossCountry
13:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
17:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
1 change
CrossCountry
14:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
18:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
1 change

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Train times from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV)

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 40 m

Average

4 h 21 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

232 km

To travel from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) you need to make at least one change.

CrossCountry
10:493h40
Cardiff Central (CDF)
14:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
11:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
15:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
12:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
16:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
13:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
17:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
14:453h44
Cardiff Central (CDF)
18:29Manchester Victoria (MCV)
£3041One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV)

distanceDistance144 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price£305 (€341)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales or CrossCountry

Trains from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) cover the 144 miles long route taking on average 3 h 40 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £305, but the average price of train tickets is £305. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Manchester Victoria.

FAQs: Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) 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 Victoria (MCV).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) can start from as little as £305 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) is £305; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) train travel time is 3 h 40 min   for the 144 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) leaves at 06: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) leaves at 20: 48.
There are 7 trains a day from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) which require at least one change with Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV), you can count on Transport for Wales or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Manchester Victoria (MCV). You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Manchester Victoria (MCV) from Cardiff Central (CDF) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 48.

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 Victoria, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel from Cardiff Central (CDF) to Manchester Victoria (MCV) 2 different ways: 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 Victoria

Distance from Manchester Victoria to city center
Distance from Manchester Victoria to city center
1.1 miles (1.7 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Salford Van Hire | Salford Car Hire
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: Category A station, Scooter Friendly Station - Step free access around the whole station via use of lifts between platforms 3-6, connection with Manchester Metrolink using ramps | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: Accepts Cash & Cards Located near the ticket office. | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Wheelchairs available open hours: As per ticket office opening hours | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: No

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