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What's the best way to get from Manchester to Cardiff? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Manchester to Cardiff, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much do train tickets from Manchester to Cardiff cost?

On average, a train ticket from Manchester to Cardiff will cost you £ 68.03. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 62.11. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Journey Details

Best price £ 62.11
Journey duration 4 h 55 min
Connections per day 18
First departure 07:30
Last departure 23:38
Distance 143.5 mi
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 59 min
Manchester Piccadilly - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
09:31 - 13:30
£ 62.11
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 59 min
Manchester Piccadilly - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
10:31 - 14:30
£ 62.11
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 59 min
Manchester Piccadilly - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
11:31 - 15:30
£ 62.11
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 59 min
Manchester Piccadilly - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
12:31 - 16:30
£ 62.11
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 59 min
Manchester Piccadilly - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
13:31 - 17:30
£ 62.11
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 3 h 59 min
Manchester Piccadilly - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
15:31 - 19:30
£ 62.11
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 4 h
Manchester Piccadilly - Whitchurch (Cardiff)
06:30 - 10:30
£ 63.55

How long is the journey from Manchester to Cardiff by train?

The distance between Manchester and Cardiff is around 144.2 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 h 55 min. However, the fastest routes between Manchester and Cardiff take 3 h 59 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Manchester to Cardiff?

The first daily departure from Manchester to Cardiff leaves at 07:30, while the last journey of the day sets out at 23:38. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Manchester and Cardiff. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use to travel from Manchester to Cardiff?

You can depart from Manchester at stations such as Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ], Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Cardiff at the following stations: Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Central and Whitchurch (Cardiff). Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Manchester and Cardiff. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Manchester to Cardiff take place each day?

If you want to get from Manchester to Cardiff, you can travel with providers such as Nationalrail, SBB and Transport For Wales. You will find a maximum number of 18 departures per day. On average, there are 18 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are direct journeys between Manchester and Cardiff. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 18 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.

Stations of departure

Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ]
Manchester Piccadilly
Manchester Oxford Road

Destination stations

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central
Whitchurch (Cardiff)
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