You can get from Manchester to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.
To get from Manchester to Cardiff on Sat Aug 07 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) we recommend taking a bus because it's the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$27 - $124|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $27 (€21) • 4 h 40 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $124 (€99) • 3 h 11 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or Arriva Trains Wales|
Travel 143 miles (231 km) by bus or train to Cardiff from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 11 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€21). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Cardiff.
There are 2 ways to travel between Manchester and Cardiff including taking a bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Cardiff is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€21) compared to other travel options to Cardiff:
Taking a bus is usually $97 (€78) less than taking a train to Cardiff, which costs on average $124 (€99) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Manchester to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 11 min.
There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 40 min.
The distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km) from Manchester to Cardiff.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Manchester to Cardiff:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Cardiff with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Cardiff tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.
Before traveling from Manchester to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Manchester to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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