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  1. on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
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  2. Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
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  3. on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
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  4. Cardiff Central
    07:00
    Cardiff Central
    07:13
    Newport (South Wales)
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:18
    Newport (South Wales)
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:56
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 9A estimated
    09:31
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B estimated
    11:00
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  5. Cardiff Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  6. Cardiff Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
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  7. Cardiff Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    08:56
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:08
    Newport (South Wales)
    Platform 3 estimated
    09:13
    Newport (South Wales)
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:56
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 11 estimated
    11:31
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B estimated
    12:59
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  8. Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
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  9. Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
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  10. Cardiff Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
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Journey information from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly

  • Train Fares from: £19.60
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • How long does it take to travel from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly by train?

    The average journey time between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 36 trains per day travelling from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly?

    The distance between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly is 144 miles.

    Distance: 144 miles
  • What time is the first train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly?

    The first train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly departs at .

    What time is the last train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly?

    The last train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • Savings tips for Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly

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