There are 11 ways to get from Mannheim to Cardiff by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9 h 2 min

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

$254 - $528

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Bus RegioJet  •  17 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station N36
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$53 - $76

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Bus  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$94 - $158

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 51 min

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

$300 - $363

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 8 min

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

$153 - $231

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Cardiff  •  6 h 33 min

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

$189 - $581

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 48 min

  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

$137 - $399

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 25 min

  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

$150 - $389

Train to Frankfurt, fly to London City, train  •  7 h 20 min

  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

$188 - $523

Train to Frankfurt, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7 h 4 min

  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

$183 - $474

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Birmingham (BHX) STR - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$148 - $331

Questions & Answers

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 Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 14 min.

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The distance between Mannheim and Cardiff is 852 km.

The best way to get from Mannheim to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 9 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 2 min 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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The best way to get from Mannheim to Cardiff is to train which takes 9 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Frankfurt Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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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 1 h behind Mannheim. It is currently 6:26 AM in Mannheim and 5:26 AM in Cardiff.

Aer Lingus, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 532.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Mannheim to Cardiff via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 9 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Cardiff via Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière, London, Victoria Green Line Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 17 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Birmingham via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Eurostar
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
regiojet.com
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
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Manheim to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Ferry operators

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