The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Manchester to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 45 m
9 h 25 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Manchester for Cardiff every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Average bus duration||5 h 45 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$20 (€18)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus companies||National Express, Megabus or Flixbus|
Buses from Manchester to Cardiff cover the 143 miles (231 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 45 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or Flixbus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $20 (€18), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $16 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
National Express and FlixBus buses will get you to Cardiff from Manchester from $16 (€15). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Cardiff bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
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.
When taking the bus to Cardiff from Manchester, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, Gorsedd Gardens Rd / Museum Ave.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the bus station to the city center in Cardiff.
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