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Trip Cardiff Manchester

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling from Cardiff to Manchester

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How to get from Cardiff to Manchester?

We are suggesting 10 routes by train, bus, carpooling 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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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Cardiff Manchester by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Cardiff and Manchester on a map as well as the route Cardiff Manchester and the different connecting points (Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Coach Station, Manchester Airport Coach Station, Manchester Airport Railway Station, Manchester Oxford Road Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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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 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining 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.

Which carriers to travel between Cardiff and Manchester?

Railway companies
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection Cardiff-Manchester with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Stockport to Manchester with the train which leaves Stockport station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail operates the train journey Crewe-Manchester with the train from Crewe railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
East Midlands Trains provides a rail connection from Stockport to Manchester with the train which leaves Stockport station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line Cardiff-Manchester with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
First Great Western operates the train journey from Cardiff to Newport with the train which leaves Cardiff Central station to arrive at Newport (South Wales) railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Crewe-Manchester with the train from Crewe railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Cardiff (serving Cardiff bus station at 0.4 mi from centre) and the city of Manchester where the coach will drop you off at Manchester station situated at about 0.2 mi from Manchester city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cardiff-Manchester (144.2 mi)

Stop cities from Cardiff or cities to visit near Manchester

When travelling from Manchester to Cardiff by carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Newport located at 11 mi from Cardiff and 135 mi away from Manchester, Crewe situated at 116 mi from Cardiff and at approximately 28 mi from Manchester, Wilmslow located at 134 mi from Cardiff and 11 mi away from Manchester, Stockport situated at 140 mi from Cardiff and at approximately 6 mi from Manchester (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Manchester or back to Cardiff, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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