Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) train

Mon, 24 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)

Showing times and prices for 24 Jun

Cheapest

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

CrossCountry
07:033h35
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:38Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
08:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
09:033h36
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:39Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
10:034h04
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:07Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
11:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change

Train timetableManchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 24 June
CrossCountry
07:033h35
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:38Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
1 change
CrossCountry
08:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
1 change
CrossCountry
09:033h36
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:39Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
1 change
CrossCountry
10:034h04
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:07Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
1 change
CrossCountry
11:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
1 change

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Train times from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)

Showing times and prices for 24 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 33 m

Average

3 h 37 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

231 km

To travel from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) you need to make at least one change.

CrossCountry
12:033h33
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:36Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
08:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
11:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
13:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
16:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change
CrossCountry
15:033h34
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
18:37Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)
£3111One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)

distanceDistance143 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales or CrossCountry

Trains from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) cover the 143 miles long trip taking on average 3 h 43 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £56, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £56. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff Queen Street.

Train companies: Transport for Wales and CrossCountry trains Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ)

You can travel by train to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) with Transport for Wales and CrossCountry for as low as £56. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you 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.

Transport for Wales from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 43 min
  • Cheapest Price: £56

FAQs: Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) 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 Queen Street (CDQ).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) can start from as little as £56 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) is £56; 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 Queen Street (CDQ) train travel time is 3 h 43 min   for the 143 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) leaves at 06: 26. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) leaves at 08: 25.
There are 7 trains a day from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) 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 Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ), you can count on Transport for Wales or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ). You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

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 Queen Street, located 2 miles (3.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 43 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Queen Street (CDQ) including taking a train or coach.

Trains departing from Manchester Piccadilly

Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
0.5 miles (767 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.

Trains arriving to Cardiff Queen Street

Distance from Cardiff Queen Street to city center
Distance from Cardiff Queen Street to city center
2 miles (3.3 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Amenities at station
Taxi
Taxi
Dining
Dining
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from ticket office | Helpline Contact: 03333 211202 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: The ticket machines are near the main entrance and take cash and major debit and credit cards. | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: No | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: No

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