Trains from Manchester to Cardiff

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The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Aug 23

Cheapest

£85

Average

£85

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Cardiff will cost around £ 85 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 85.

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09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0812:39Cardiff Central
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11:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0814:39Cardiff Central
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08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0611:37Cardiff Central
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10:31Manchester Piccadilly3h1013:41Cardiff Central
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Train Times

Manchester to Cardiff

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08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0611:37Cardiff Central
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09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0812:39Cardiff Central
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10:31Manchester Piccadilly3h1013:41Cardiff Central
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11:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0814:39Cardiff Central
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Prices across different modes

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Fri
Aug 23
£84Arriva Trains Wales
£28National Express
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Sat
Aug 24
£46Arriva Trains Wales
£19National Express
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Sun
Aug 25
£84Arriva Trains Wales
£30National Express
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Mon
Aug 26
£46Arriva Trains Wales
£22National Express
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Tue
Aug 27
£41Arriva Trains Wales
£13National Express
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Wed
Aug 28
£41Arriva Trains Wales
£14National Express
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Thu
Aug 29
£41Arriva Trains Wales
£14National Express
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Fri
Aug 30
£37Arriva Trains Wales
£13National Express
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Sat
Aug 31
£68Cross Country
£12National Express
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Sun
Sep 1
£30Cross Country
£11National Express
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Mon
Sep 2
£36Arriva Trains Wales
£11National Express
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Tue
Sep 3
£37Arriva Trains Wales
£10National Express
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Wed
Sep 4
£41Arriva Trains Wales
£11National Express
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Thu
Sep 5
£37Arriva Trains Wales
£12National Express
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Fri
Sep 6
£41Arriva Trains Wales
£12National Express
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Sat
Sep 7
£32Arriva Trains Wales
£9National Express
£108KLM
Sun
Sep 8
£88Arriva Trains Wales
£15National Express
£154KLM
Mon
Sep 9
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£10National Express
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Tue
Sep 10
£36Arriva Trains Wales
£9National Express
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Wed
Sep 11
£36Arriva Trains Wales
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The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Aug 23

Fastest Journey

3h 6m

Average

3h 8m

Trains per day

4

Distance

231 km

Of the 4 train that leave Manchester for Cardiff every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 231 km distance in an average of 3h 8m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 6m .

The slowest train will take 3h 10m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0611:37Cardiff Central
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£851One-way
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09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0812:39Cardiff Central
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£851One-way
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11:31Manchester Piccadilly3h0814:39Cardiff Central
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£851One-way
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10:31Manchester Piccadilly3h1013:41Cardiff Central
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£851One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Cardiff Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 15 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £50
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Cardiff
Distance:231 km
TrainTrain Companies:Cross Country, Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Manchester to Cardiff

Direct trains from Manchester to Cardiff are operated by Arriva Trains Wales with a journey time of approximately three and a half hours. The first departure of the day is at around 6:30 p.m. Trains then depart at hourly intervals until about 8:30 p.m. CrossCountry also provides trains from Manchester to Cardiff that have around the same journey time but require a connection at Bristol Parkway.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Cardiff?

Departure Station:Trains from Manchester to Cardiff depart from Piccadilly Station which is to the south of the city. It is a large station with car parking, storage for bicycles and a taxi rank as well as stops for local buses. Regional trains run to Manchester Airport while Metrolink trams also connect Piccadilly to the airport, the city centre and the suburbs.

Arrival Station:Trains from Manchester to Cardiff arrive at Central Station. This is a busy hub in the heart of the city with a taxi rank, stops for local buses, a car park and bicycle stands.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Cardiff
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainManchester Victoria

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