Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport train

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Transport for Wales
04:49PMCardiff Central3h47 08:36PMManchester Airport
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05:49PMCardiff Central3h47 09:36PMManchester Airport
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Transport for Wales
06:55PMCardiff Central3h44 10:39PMManchester Airport
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Transport for Wales
08:05PMCardiff Central3h56 12:01AMManchester Airport
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Train schedule from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport

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Transport for Wales
04:49PMCardiff Central3h47 08:36PMManchester Airport
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Transport for Wales
05:49PMCardiff Central3h47 09:36PMManchester Airport
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Transport for Wales
06:55PMCardiff Central3h44 10:39PMManchester Airport
1 transfer
Transport for Wales
08:05PMCardiff Central3h56 12:01AMManchester Airport
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Fastest train times from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport

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Fastest Journey

3 h 44 m

Average

3 h 48 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

219 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport without transferring at least once.

Transport for Wales
06:55PMCardiff Central3h44 10:39PMManchester Airport
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Transport for Wales
04:49PMCardiff Central3h47 08:36PMManchester Airport
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Transport for Wales
05:49PMCardiff Central3h47 09:36PMManchester Airport
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Transport for Wales
08:05PMCardiff Central3h56 12:01AMManchester Airport
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Overview: Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport

distanceDistance135 miles (218 km)
frequencyTrain frequency15 a day
changesDirect trainNo

Trains from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport cover the 135 miles (218 km) long trip and usually take around 4 h. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Manchester Airport.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport trains

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One of the best ways to travel between Cardiff Central and Manchester Airport is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport by showing you CrossCountry current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport journey. You can expect to travel 135 miles (218 km) to Manchester Airport from Cardiff Central on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport!

Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 51 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 5 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Manchester Airport 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 Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport.
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The train distance from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport is around 135 miles (218 km).
The Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport train duration is on average 4 h, which is to be expected when traveling 135 miles (218 km) between Cardiff Central and Manchester Airport. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Cardiff Central   to Manchester Airport   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Manchester Airport, located 9.4 miles (15.1 km) away from the city center.

The average number of trains departing Cardiff Central for Manchester Airport is 15 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport leaves at 4: 35 AM. The last train departing from Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport leaves at 8: 55 PM. You can find the latest Cardiff Central to Manchester Airport train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

Trains departing from Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles (22 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 23: 59 | Sat: 06: 00 - 01: 30 Parking space: 388 Parking Pricing: €1. 00 for 2 hours | €2. 00 for 4 hours | €4. 00 for 1 day
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Helpline Contact: 03333 211202 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

Trains arriving to Manchester Airport

Phone
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Distance from Manchester Airport to city center
Distance from Manchester Airport to city center
9.4 miles (15.1 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: The nearest taxi rank is at Terminal 1.
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Passport Photo Booth
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Helpline Contact: 0800 107 2149 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: re Step free access is provided from the Ground Transport Interchange to all platforms via lifts or ramps. This station is staffed for all services. This station is Category A. Station staff can provide assistance from Meeting Point 1 (adjacent to the Station Booking Office) and throughout the railway station, and with boarding and alighting the train. Customers requiring assistance should make themselves known to station staff no less than 20 minutes prior to the departure time of their train. Customers requiring assistance to access other services or to connect with terminals should request this from their airline or Manchester Airport Group. Assistance can be requested in advance by contacting the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay). Please be aware that some platforms at this station have no or only partial tactile paving on the platform edge. | Accessible public telephones: In the station cafe on platforms 2 and 3 | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

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