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Journey details

Best price 22.50£
Journey duration 3 h 52 min
Connections per day 179
First departure: 05:11
Last departure: 23:52
Distance 231km

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Virail makes every journey easier: the only thing you will have to do is to specify the date of your journey from Manchester to Cardiff. Afterwards, you will be able to find the perfect option for your trip by filtering and sorting the results by price and departure. Virail will also automatically redirect you to the provider's website to complete your booking.

Which rail companies offer connections by train from Manchester to Cardiff?

Virail cooperates with more than 200 partners in Europe and in the rest of the world, among which also Nationalrail serving the train route Manchester - Cardiff.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

How much is the cheapest train ticket from Manchester to Cardiff?

The average price of train tickets from Manchester to Cardiff is of 56,95 €. However, you will be able to find cheaper tickets if you book in advance, or if you can be flexible with your dates: the cheapest train tickets from Manchester to Cardiff can be around 22,50 €.

Ticket price Manchester - Cardiff every day

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Trains from Manchester to Cardiff


If you are flexible with your travel dates, always consider that you can buy extremely cheap train tickets if you avoid travelling in the weekends and if you choose to travel during the low season.

If the train timetable doesn't fit in your schedule or budget, bus and carpooling can provide you some time and price alternatives, without substantially changing the duration of the journey.

In which stations can you take the train to Cardiff and where will you arrive?

You can take the train to Cardiff at Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ], which arrives at Cardiff Central [ CDF ] or Cardiff Queen Street [ CDQ ].

How long to you need to get to Cardiff by train?

The first train to Cardiff leaves at 20:12, whereas the last one at 21:12. On average, the journey lasts 3 hours and 55 minutes, but with the fastest connections you will be in Cardiff in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

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