There are 13 ways to get from Mannheim to Cardiff by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train via Paris  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£224 - £539

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Bus  •  17h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Kaiserslautern 009 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon N36
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

£36 - £48

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Train  •  10h

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£214 - £613

Bus, night bus  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Brussels, Brussels-North station N36
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140
  3. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M7

£59 - £115

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 52m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Cardiff

£234 - £284

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 6m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Cardiff

£121 - £184

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Bristol, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bristol (BRS) FRA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£68 - £342

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Cardiff  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Cardiff (CWL) FRA - CWL

£113 - £235

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Birmingham, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Birmingham (BHX) FRA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

£118 - £505

Train to Frankfurt, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) FRA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£116 - £480

Train to Frankfurt, fly to London City, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London City (LCY) FRA - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£134 - £443

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Bristol (BRS) CGN - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

£84 - £334

Train to Frankfurt, fly to London Stansted, train  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Stansted (STN) FRA - STN
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£95 - £295

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Cardiff is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 17h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Cardiff is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 400€ and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Kaiserslautern, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Cardiff Central via Paris Nord, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 3m.

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The distance between Mannheim and Cardiff is 533 miles.

The best way to get from Mannheim to Cardiff without a car is to train via Paris which takes 9h 3m and costs 250€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 9h 3m to get from Mannheim to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Mannheim to Cardiff bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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Mannheim to Cardiff train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Mannheim to Cardiff via Paris l'Est, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 9h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Cardiff via Kaiserslautern, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, London, Victoria Green Line Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 17h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £1,700
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £400
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £400
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £420
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £500
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £480
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £700
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Frankfurt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£17 - £150
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Milan Linate, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£190 - £600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Stansted via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £390
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£70 - £95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£70 - £85
1st Class
£80 - £95
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£140 - £180
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£90 - £110
Standard Premier
£130 - £170
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £120
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £120
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £80
Comfort
£65 - £90
Premium
£80 - £120
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Kaiserslautern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kaiserslautern to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£20 - £24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Website
RegioJet
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£20 - £28
Website
Eurolines FR
Megabus UK
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Cardiff is to train via Paris which takes 9h 3m and costs 250€ - 650€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 17h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Mannheim to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Cardiff is 1h behind Mannheim. It is currently 9:14 AM in Mannheim and 8:14 AM in Cardiff.

Mannheim to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Bristol Airport.

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