Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central

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TransPennine Express Service
06:03AMManchester Airport3h48 09:51AMCardiff Central
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07:04AMManchester Airport3h42 10:46AMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
08:04AMManchester Airport3h46 11:50AMCardiff Central
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09:04AMManchester Airport3h46 12:50PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
10:04AMManchester Airport3h37 01:41PMCardiff Central
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Train schedule from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1
TransPennine Express Service
06:03AMManchester Airport3h48 09:51AMCardiff Central
1 transfer
TransPennine Express Service
07:04AMManchester Airport3h42 10:46AMCardiff Central
1 transfer
TransPennine Express Service
08:04AMManchester Airport3h46 11:50AMCardiff Central
1 transfer
TransPennine Express Service
09:04AMManchester Airport3h46 12:50PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
TransPennine Express Service
10:04AMManchester Airport3h37 01:41PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Northern Rail
11:01AMManchester Airport3h41 02:42PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
12:04PMManchester Airport3h38 03:42PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
01:04PMManchester Airport3h57 05:01PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
02:04PMManchester Airport3h38 05:42PMCardiff Central
1 transfer
Northern Rail
03:01PMManchester Airport3h54 06:55PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
04:04PMManchester Airport3h40 07:44PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
05:04PMManchester Airport3h52 08:56PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
06:04PMManchester Airport3h49 09:53PMCardiff Central
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Northern Rail
07:01PMManchester Airport4h03 11:04PMCardiff Central
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TransPennine Express Service
08:04PMManchester Airport4h17 12:21AMCardiff Central
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Fastest train times from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central

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Fastest Journey

3 h 37 m

Average

3 h 48 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

219 km

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

TransPennine Express Service
10:04AMManchester Airport3h37 01:41PMCardiff Central
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12:04PMManchester Airport3h38 03:42PMCardiff Central
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02:04PMManchester Airport3h38 05:42PMCardiff Central
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04:04PMManchester Airport3h40 07:44PMCardiff Central
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Northern Rail
11:01AMManchester Airport3h41 02:42PMCardiff Central
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Overview: Train from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central

distanceDistance135 miles (218 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h
priceAverage train ticket price$121 (€105)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central cover the 135 miles (218 km) long route taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $121 (€105), but the average price of train tickets is $121 (€105). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Airport and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central trains

You can travel by train between Manchester Airport and Cardiff Central with First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) for as low as $121 (€105). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 3 h 51 min
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 5 a day

Looking to travel by train from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central? Omio can help you find that perfect route with First TransPennine Express 3. Check Omio to see current First TransPennine Express 3 train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central train and book First TransPennine Express 3 tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Manchester Airport and Cardiff Central, you can expect to travel 135 miles (218 km) one-way with First TransPennine Express 3. If you search for trains to Cardiff Central from Manchester Airport in the Omio app, you can check if the First TransPennine Express 3 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. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with First TransPennine Express 3, we do the work for you to get you safely to Cardiff Central from Manchester Airport. Book that perfect Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with First TransPennine Express 3!

First TransPennine Express 3 from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 42 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 9 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Cardiff Central 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 Airport to Cardiff Central.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central trains for as little as $121 (€105)  in the next 7 days.
The Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central train ticket price is on average $121 (€105)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central by train to be approximately 135 miles (218 km).
While the time it takes to travel 135 miles (218 km) from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central train journey time is on average 4 h.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Airport   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Manchester Airport and need to travel around 9.4 miles (15.1 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cardiff Central most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.

For the journey from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central you can take a train with Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Manchester Airport and Cardiff Central on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 14 trains a day from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Manchester Airport at 5: 59 AM. The last train leaves from Manchester Airport at 8: 10 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you buy the Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $121 (€105). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester Airport to Cardiff Central. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Trains departing from Manchester Airport

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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

Trains arriving to 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.

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