You can get from Cardiff to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£9 - £28|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £9 • 9 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £28 • 3 h 17 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales|
Take a coach or train to travel 143 miles (231 km) between Cardiff and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cardiff to Manchester.
There are 2 ways that you can travel to Manchester from Cardiff. You can take a coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Manchester, which costs on average £9.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:
A coach journey is usually £19 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £28 for the same trip.
The fastest way from Cardiff to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 17 min.
Other travel options from Cardiff to Manchester can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h 5 min on average.
The Cardiff to Manchester distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km).
The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Manchester is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cardiff and Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cardiff to Manchester:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Manchester with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cardiff and Manchester.
When planning your trip from Cardiff to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Cardiff to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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