You can travel safely from Abergavenny to Manchester feeling refreshed and ready for your adventure. You can also bring your furry friend along for the day out, at no extra cost.

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How long is the train from Abergavenny to Manchester?

Our trains can get you there in less than three hours - about 2 hours 56 minutes to be exact. The journey is direct, too, meaning no need for transfers or changes to reach your destination.


Why travel from Abergavenny to Manchester by train?

Founded by the Romans in circa 80 AD, and playing a major role in the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is the ideal destination for a day trip or weekend break. With numerous attractions, there’s something to suit everyone.

Tire out energetic youngsters at the Play Factore - the largest indoor play and entertainment centre in the UK. This state-of-the-art arena includes a children’s play area for young children. For older kids, there’s laser tag, zip wires, interactive Valo, jump trampolines and an amazing virtual reality world. The nearby Legoland Discovery Centre offers the ultimate Lego experience with Miniland, Ninjago City, virtual reality racing and a 4D cinema.

Manchester’s Museum houses over four million treasures, including Stan the T-Rex dinosaur and his friends, natural history collections, mummies from Ancient Egypt and so much more. One special treat is the fascinating, and very much alive, residents of the museum’s vivarium. As part of a captive breeding programme for some of the world’s most Critically Endangered amphibian species, their collection is well worth seeing. You can even sponsor a frog.

You can’t visit Manchester without stopping off at the National Football Museum. The city is home to both Manchester United and Manchester City, and these impressive displays of sporting memorabilia, from team shirts to medals and trophies, offer a rare behind-the-scenes look at football life.

If you’re after some retail therapy, the Arndale Shopping Centre has all the big high street stores and designer labels under one roof, and if you enjoy coffee with your shopping, there are plenty of places to relax with a hot drink or something more substantial. If the more artisanal feel is what you’re looking for, Manchester’s independent boutiques offer a wide range of locally produced crafts, from chunky knitwear to hand crafted silver jewellery. The cosmopolitan area of Castlefield is where the best, and most unusual treasures can be found, along with upmarket eateries and live street music. Considered a cultural hotspot, Castlefield is well worth a visit.

Catch the train home, and access our free Wi-Fi to relax with your favourite music, catch up with your friends or download our app. This provides you with the latest money saving special offers, up-to-date timetables and more, making planning your next trip simple.