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Cardiff to Manchester by train

The journey from Cardiff to Manchester by train is 143.99 mi and takes 3 hr 34 min. There are 25 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:35 AM and the last at 9:15 PM. It is possible to travel from Cardiff to Manchester by train for as little as $48.09 or as much as $113.81. The best price for this journey is $48.09.

Lowest Price$48.09
Journey Duration3 hr 34 min
Connection per Day25
Lowest Price$48.09
Highest Price$113.81
First Departure4:35 AM
Last Departure9:15 PM
Distance143.99 mi
DepartureCardiff
ArrivalManchester
CarriersAvanti West Coast, Northern RailMore

Cardiff to Manchester Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Cardiff to Manchester?

The cheapest train tickets from Cardiff to Manchester cost $48.09. On average, you can expect to spend around $90.40 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cardiff to Manchester.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $90.40 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cardiff to Manchester.

How much time will it take to go from Cardiff to Manchester by train?

The distance between Cardiff and Manchester is approximately 143.99 mi. In general, it will take you about 3 hr 34 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Cardiff to Manchester faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cardiff and Manchester will complete the journey in 3 hr 19 min. On average, it will take you about 3 hr 34 min to travel the 143.99 mi between Cardiff and Manchester.

When traveling from Cardiff to Manchester by train, which stations can I use?

In Cardiff, departure stations include . When you arrive in Manchester, you may be able to disembark at stations such as . Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

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

If you want to get from Cardiff to Manchester, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 25 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 13 direct journeys between Cardiff and Manchester. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 12 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. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cardiff to Manchester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Manchester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Manchester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cardiff to Manchester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cardiff to Manchester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Manchester

The cheapest Cardiff - Manchester train tickets can be found for as low as $28.74 if you’re lucky, or $64.68 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $119.28.

Find the best day to travel to Manchester by train

When travelling to Manchester by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Northern is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the north of England. Northern is owned by Northern Trains Ltd, a division of "DOHL," the public sector holding company for the Department of Transportation. It is owned by Arriva UK Trains and operates over 2,500 services every weekday, serving cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Newcastle.

Services on board Avanti West Coast, Northern Rail and Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Manchester
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Cardiff to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
16.22kg
Bus
17.38kg
Flight
46.35kg
Car
37.08kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cardiff to Manchester by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cardiff and Manchester are 16.22kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cardiff and Manchester? By taking the train between Cardiff and Manchester you will save 30.13kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.16kg compared to a bus and 20.86kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Cardiff to Manchester?
A train ticket from Cardiff to Manchester is $90.40. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $48.09.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Cardiff to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cardiff to Manchester is $48.09. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cardiff and Manchester by train?
Cardiff to Manchester is 143.99 mi.
How long does the train between Cardiff and Manchester take?
Cardiff to Manchester is on average 3 hr 34 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 19 min.
Which companies operate from Cardiff to Manchester?
The train journey from Cardiff to Manchester is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Avanti West Coast, Northern Rail, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales.
How many train connections per day go from Cardiff to Manchester?
Cardiff to Manchester has 25 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cardiff to Manchester leave?
The earliest train from Cardiff to Manchester departs at 4:35 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Cardiff to Manchester depart?
The latest train from Cardiff to Manchester departs at 9:15 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cardiff to Manchester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $48.09 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Cardiff to Manchester?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Cardiff to go to Manchester. You can go from Heath Low Level, Cardiff Kingsway Stop GC, Cardiff Central and Cardiff (Cathays) and you can arrive at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Coach Station, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Arena.
How many direct connections depart from Cardiff to Manchester?
There are on average 13 direct connection(s) from Cardiff to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Cardiff to Manchester by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cardiff and Manchester is 3 hr 19 min.
Is there a direct train from Cardiff to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cardiff and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cardiff to Manchester by train?
The train journey from Cardiff to Manchester creates 16.22kg of CO2 emissions.

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