Trains from Manchester to Cardiff

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The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Cheapest

$105

Average

$105

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Cardiff will cost around $ 105 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 105.

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08:30Manchester Piccadilly3h2311:53Cardiff Central
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$1051One-way
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10:05Manchester Piccadilly3h4013:45Cardiff Central
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09:05Manchester Piccadilly3h4012:45Cardiff Central
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09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h2312:54Cardiff Central
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly3h1511:45Cardiff Central
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Train Times

Manchester to Cardiff

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08:30Manchester Piccadilly3h2311:53Cardiff Central
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly3h1511:45Cardiff Central
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09:05Manchester Piccadilly3h4012:45Cardiff Central
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09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h2312:54Cardiff Central
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10:05Manchester Piccadilly3h4013:45Cardiff Central
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Prices across different modes

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Sat
Aug 24
$105Cross Country
$28National Express
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Sun
Aug 25
$104Arriva Trains Wales
$37National Express
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Mon
Aug 26
$58Arriva Trains Wales
$28National Express
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Tue
Aug 27
$51Arriva Trains Wales
$16National Express
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Wed
Aug 28
$51Arriva Trains Wales
$17National Express
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Thu
Aug 29
$51Arriva Trains Wales
$17National Express
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Fri
Aug 30
$58Arriva Trains Wales
$19National Express
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Sat
Aug 31
$84Cross Country
$14National Express
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Sun
Sep 1
$37Cross Country
$13National Express
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Mon
Sep 2
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$13National Express
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Tue
Sep 3
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$12National Express
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Wed
Sep 4
$51Arriva Trains Wales
$13National Express
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Thu
Sep 5
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$14National Express
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Fri
Sep 6
$52Arriva Trains Wales
$14National Express
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Sat
Sep 7
$40Arriva Trains Wales
$11National Express
$134KLM
Sun
Sep 8
$109Arriva Trains Wales
$19National Express
$192KLM
Mon
Sep 9
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$12National Express
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Tue
Sep 10
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$12National Express
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Wed
Sep 11
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$12National Express
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Thu
Sep 12
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$12National Express
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The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Fastest Journey

3h 15m

Average

3h 28m

Trains per day

5

Distance

231 km

Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Cardiff every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 231 km distance in an average of 3h 28m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 15m .

The slowest train will take 3h 40m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly3h1511:45Cardiff Central
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$1051One-way
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly3h2311:53Cardiff Central
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$1051One-way
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09:31Manchester Piccadilly3h2312:54Cardiff Central
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$1051One-way
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10:05Manchester Piccadilly3h4013:45Cardiff Central
1 change
$1051One-way
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09:05Manchester Piccadilly3h4012:45Cardiff Central
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$1051One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Cardiff Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 15 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $62
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Cardiff
Distance:231 km
TrainTrain Companies:Cross Country, Arriva Trains Wales

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Cardiff
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainManchester Victoria

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