How to get from Manchester to Wales

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from Manchester to Wales

You can get from Manchester to Wales by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Wales on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:18Manchester Piccadilly1h30 09:48Woodhouse
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08:18Manchester Piccadilly1h37 09:55Kiveton Bridge
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08:18Manchester Piccadilly1h41 09:59Kiveton Park
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10:18Manchester Piccadilly1h31 11:49Woodhouse
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Travel Information from Manchester to Wales

distanceDistance40 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £26 • 1 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Northern Rail

Travel 40 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Manchester and Wales. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Wales.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Wales

Travel to Wales 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 to Wales.

There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Wales: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Wales, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Wales:

A coach journey is usually £20 less than a journey to Wales by train, which costs on average £26 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Wales from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 19 min.

There are alternative travel options to Wales that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 50 min.

The distance between Manchester and Wales is around 40 miles.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Wales is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 27 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Manchester to Wales as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Wales:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Wales:

    • You can travel from Manchester to Wales by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with Flixbus from Manchester to Wales.
    • You can go to Wales from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £26 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Wales on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available between Manchester and Wales with the following travel operators:

    • You can find around 13 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Wales as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Wales from Manchester.

    Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Wales? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Wales usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Birmingham from Wales, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    Before travelling from Manchester to Wales, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £6 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket is £26 one way on average for this route.

    But we recommend booking Manchester to Wales tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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