|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||£39 (€44)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country|
Trains from Manchester to Cardiff cover the 143 miles (231 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 11 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £27, but the average price of train tickets is £39. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff Central.
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CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Manchester to Cardiff, check out Omio! With one-way Manchester to Cardiff train ticket prices starting as low as £48 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Cardiff from Manchester by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 143 miles (231 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between Manchester and Cardiff in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Manchester to Cardiff on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
Manchester to Cardiff train information with CrossCountry:
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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.
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.
There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In Cardiff you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff Central.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester.
The most popular arrival train station, Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Cardiff.
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