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Trip Manchester Cardiff

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

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How to get from Manchester to Cardiff?

We are suggesting 9 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Manchester Cardiff. 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 Manchester Cardiff 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 Manchester and Cardiff on a map as well as the route Manchester Cardiff and the different connecting points (Cardiff Central Railway Station, Cardiff Coach Station, Grangetown (Cardiff) Railway Station, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester Cardiff

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (Wales, 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 Manchester Cardiff is a direct bound.
Trains of Arriva Trains Wales or CrossCountry to Cardiff leave from Manchester Piccadilly railway station in Manchester. Arrival in Cardiff will take place at Cardiff Central station (0.4 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Manchester-Cardiff that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Manchester. The bus will drop you off at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cardiff.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Manchester-Cardiff.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Cardiff?

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

Stop cities from Manchester or cities to visit near Cardiff

When travelling from Cardiff to Manchester by carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Cwmbran located at 131 mi from Manchester and 14 mi away from Cardiff, Newport situated at 135 mi from Manchester and at approximately 11 mi from Cardiff, Crewe located at 28 mi from Manchester and 116 mi away from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Cardiff or back to Manchester, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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