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Overview: Bus from Cardiff to Manchester

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$15 (€12)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Cardiff to Manchester cover the 143 miles (231 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $15 (€12), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Bus companies: National Express from Cardiff to Manchester

Travel between Cardiff and Manchester from $10 (€8) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Manchester from Cardiff, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets from Cardiff to Manchester and when traveling by bus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Manchester from Cardiff

    Take the bus to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Manchester.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap buses from Cardiff to Manchester cost?

    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Manchester from Cardiff for as low as $10 (€8)  for the next 7 days.

    What is the price of a bus ticket to Manchester from Cardiff?

    If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Manchester bus price to come in at an average of $15 (€12)  one way.

    How far is it from Cardiff to Manchester by bus?

    The bus distance from Cardiff to Manchester is around 143 miles (231 km).

    What is the Cardiff to Manchester bus travel time?

    On average the Cardiff to Manchester bus time is 5 h 35 min  covering the 143 miles (231 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    What bus station in Cardiff goes to Manchester? What bus station do I come into Manchester from Cardiff?

    Some of the Cardiff bus stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Manchester include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Where is the bus station in Cardiff? Where is the bus station in Manchester?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel approximately 0.3 miles (489 m) from the bus station to the city center in Manchester.

    What bus providers offer a service from Cardiff to Manchester?

    For the best Cardiff to Manchester bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services to Manchester from Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.

    What time is the earliest bus from Cardiff to Manchester? What time is the last bus from Cardiff to Manchester?

    The first Cardiff to Manchester bus departs at 5: 00 AM   and the last bus from Cardiff to Manchester leaves at 2: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Cardiff to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How early should I book bus tickets between Cardiff and Manchester to score the best deals?

    The price of a one way bus ticket from Cardiff to Manchester is on average $15 (€12) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets from Cardiff to Manchester available a few months in advance.