Cardiff to Manchester bus

Fri, Jul 19
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Cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cardiff to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
National Express
03:35PM5h35
Cardiff
09:10PMManchester, Coach Station
$271One-way
1 transfer
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
01:35PM5h55
Cardiff
07:30PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$281One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
08:45PM5h35
Cardiff
02:20AMManchester
$281One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
06:00AM5h50
Cardiff
11:50AMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$281One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
06:05AM5h05
Cardiff
11:10AMManchester, Airport
$321One-way
0 transfers

Bus schedule from Cardiff to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Friday, July 19
Megabus
02:20AM10h20
Cardiff
12:40PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
Megabus
02:20AM9h40
Cardiff
12:00PMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
Megabus
02:25AM10h15
Cardiff
12:40PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
Megabus
02:25AM9h35
Cardiff
12:00PMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
National Express
03:20AM9h00
Cardiff
12:20PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
04:25AM10h05
Cardiff
02:30PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
Megabus
06:00AM5h10
Cardiff
11:10AMManchester, Airport
0 transfers
Megabus
06:00AM5h50
Cardiff
11:50AMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 transfers
Megabus
06:05AM5h05
Cardiff
11:10AMManchester, Airport
0 transfers
Megabus
06:05AM5h45
Cardiff
11:50AMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 transfers
Megabus
06:20AM6h40
Cardiff
01:00PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
Megabus
06:20AM6h00
Cardiff
12:20PMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
Megabus
06:25AM5h55
Cardiff
12:20PMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
Megabus
06:25AM6h35
Cardiff
01:00PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
Megabus
08:20AM10h50
Cardiff
07:10PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
Megabus
08:25AM10h45
Cardiff
07:10PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
National Express
10:00AM6h25
Cardiff
04:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
10:08AM9h57
Cardiff
08:05PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
Megabus
10:20AM7h20
Cardiff
05:40PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
Megabus
10:20AM6h40
Cardiff
05:00PMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
Megabus
10:25AM7h15
Cardiff
05:40PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 transfer
Megabus
10:25AM6h35
Cardiff
05:00PMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
Megabus
01:35PM5h55
Cardiff
07:30PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 transfers
Megabus
01:35PM5h15
Cardiff
06:50PMManchester, Airport
0 transfers
Megabus
01:40PM5h50
Cardiff
07:30PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 transfers
Megabus
01:40PM5h10
Cardiff
06:50PMManchester, Airport
0 transfers
National Express
03:35PM5h35
Cardiff
09:10PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
05:20PM7h55
Cardiff
01:15AMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
Megabus
06:20PM5h55
Cardiff
12:15AMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
Megabus
06:20PM6h30
Cardiff
12:50AMManchester
1 transfer
Megabus
06:25PM6h25
Cardiff
12:50AMManchester
1 transfer
Megabus
06:25PM5h50
Cardiff
12:15AMManchester, Airport
1 transfer
National Express
07:53PM9h52
Cardiff
05:45AMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
Megabus
08:45PM5h00
Cardiff
01:45AMManchester, Airport
0 transfers
Megabus
08:45PM5h35
Cardiff
02:20AMManchester
0 transfers
Megabus
08:50PM4h55
Cardiff
01:45AMManchester, Airport
0 transfers
Megabus
08:50PM5h30
Cardiff
02:20AMManchester
0 transfers

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Bus times from Cardiff to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Fastest Journey

4 h 55 m

Average

7 h 6 m

Buses per day

37

Distance

231 km

Of the 37 buses that leave Cardiff for Manchester every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
08:50PM4h55
Cardiff
01:45AMManchester, Airport
$321One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Megabus
08:45PM5h00
Cardiff
01:45AMManchester, Airport
$321One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
06:05AM5h05
Cardiff
11:10AMManchester, Airport
$321One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
06:00AM5h10
Cardiff
11:10AMManchester, Airport
$321One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
01:40PM5h10
Cardiff
06:50PMManchester, Airport
$321One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from Cardiff to Manchester

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$21 (€18)
frequencyBus frequency6 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 6 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Buses from Cardiff to Manchester cover the 143 miles (231 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 10 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 6 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $9 (€8), but the average price of bus tickets is $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff, University and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Bus providers: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from Cardiff to Manchester

Megabus, National Express and FlixBus buses will get you from Cardiff to Manchester from $9 (€8). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

FlixBus from Cardiff to Manchester bus information:

  • Average Duration: 12 h 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: $58

FAQs: Bus from Cardiff to Manchester

FAQs: Take the bus from Cardiff to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Manchester can start from as little as $9 (€8) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Cardiff to Manchester is $21 (€18); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The bus time between Cardiff and Manchester is on average 5 h 10 min   for the 143 mile (231 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Cardiff by bus can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Cardiff to Manchester leaves at 5: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Cardiff to Manchester leaves at 8: 50 PM.
Yes, there are 6 direct buses a day from Cardiff to Manchester with Megabus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
For the journey from Cardiff to Manchester you can take a bus with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from Cardiff to Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Cardiff, University, Cardiff, North Rd (Cathays High School) and Cardiff, Millennium Stadium. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in bus stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Cardiff, University, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a bus from Cardiff to Manchester is May.
You have options as you can travel between Cardiff and Manchester 2 different ways: train or bus.

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