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It’s a long drive from south Wales up to the north-west of England, so wouldn’t it be better if you could just sit back and relax instead of sitting on the motorway and paying for the petrol? Trains from Cardiff to Manchester will get you from city centre to city centre quicker than a car and in a more cost-effective manner, and you won’t have to worry about parking up when you get there. Whether it’s a football away day, a night around the Northern Quarter, or just a day of shopping, book your train tickets from Cardiff to Manchester today to take care of your travel worries.

Journey information from Cardiff to Manchester

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The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


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