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Cardiff to Manchester

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1 suggested route to go from Cardiff to Manchester by flight, train, car, bus

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Trip Cardiff Manchester

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance144 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Cardiff to Manchester?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Cardiff Manchester. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Cardiff-Manchester

For your trip from Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) to Manchester (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 144 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Cardiff Manchester is a direct bound.
Trains of Arriva Trains Wales or CrossCountry to Manchester leave from Cardiff Central railway station in Cardiff. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Cardiff-Manchester that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Cardiff. The bus will drop you off at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Manchester.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Cardiff-Manchester.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Manchester from Cardiff. You can take the flight Cardiff-Birmingham and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Cardiff and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Birmingham (Birmingham International airport, IATA code: BHX) operated by Eastern Airways.
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