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

Tue, 21 May
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Transport for Wales
10:303h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:42Cardiff Central (CDF)
£691One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Transport for Wales
08:303h23
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:53Cardiff Central (CDF)
£691One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:303h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:52Cardiff Central (CDF)
£761One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
11:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:37Cardiff Central (CDF)
£851One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:033h35
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1041One-way
1 change

Train timetableManchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 May
Cross Country
08:033h33
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:36Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Transport for Wales
08:303h23
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:53Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:033h35
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:38Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Transport for Wales
09:303h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:52Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Transport for Wales
10:303h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:42Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Cross Country
11:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:37Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change

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

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 12 m

Average

3 h 26 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

232 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) for Cardiff Central (CDF) every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Transport for Wales
10:303h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:42Cardiff Central (CDF)
£691One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:303h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:52Cardiff Central (CDF)
£761One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:303h23
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:53Cardiff Central (CDF)
£691One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:033h33
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:36Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1041One-way
1 change
Cross Country
11:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:37Cardiff Central (CDF)
£851One-way
1 change

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

distanceDistance143 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£61 (€69)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales or CrossCountry

Trains from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 143 miles long route taking on average 3 h 12 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £61. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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

Find the best trains between Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) and Cardiff Central (CDF) with Omio's travel partners Transport for Wales and CrossCountry from £53. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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.

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

  • Average Duration: 3 h 11 min
  • Cheapest Price: £53

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

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) 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 Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £33 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £61; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train time is 3 h 12 min   covering the 143 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 05: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 20: 30.
There are 7 trains a day from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) which require at least one change with Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) train with Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) and Cardiff Central (CDF) as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 30.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 12 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) and Cardiff Central (CDF) including taking a train or coach.

Trains arriving to 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.

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