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Aberdare to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 5h 42m to travel from Aberdare to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 132 miles (212 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Aberdare to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from £29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 21m
PriceFrom £29
Distance132 miles (212 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationAberdare
Arrival stationManchester
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

Aberdare to Manchester train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdare to Manchester for Wednesday 12th May 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:44 aberdare11:11 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 27m, 1 change
07:44 aberdare12:13 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 29m, 1 change
08:44 aberdare13:13 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 29m, 1 change
09:44 aberdare14:13 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 29m, 1 change
10:44 aberdare15:13 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 29m, 1 change
12:44 aberdare17:13 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 29m, 1 change
14:44 aberdare19:13 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 29m, 1 change
15:44 aberdare20:19 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 35m, 1 change
17:44 aberdare22:15 manchester piccadillytransport for wales PeakGet tickets4h 31m, 1 change

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdare to Manchester? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdare to Manchester take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdare and Manchester is 5 hours and 42 minutes, with around 23 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdare and Manchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdare to Manchester is 4 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdare to Manchester cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdare to Manchester can start from as little as £29 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdare to Manchester?

No, there are no direct train services from Aberdare to Manchester. Travelling from Aberdare to Manchester by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Aberdare to Manchester leave?

The first train from Aberdare to Manchester leaves at 05:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdare to Manchester leave?

The last train from Aberdare to Manchester leaves at 22:51. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aberdare and Manchester by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdare to Manchester cover a distance of around 132 miles (212 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Aberdare.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdare to Manchester

Train tickets from Aberdare to Manchester start at £29 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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