The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Cardiff will cost around $ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 22.
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Of the 6 buses that leave Manchester for Cardiff every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 231 km distance in an average of 5 h 40 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 30 m .
The slowest buses will take 5 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Average bus duration||10 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$21 (€18)|
|Bus companies||National Express or Megabus|
Buses from Manchester to Cardiff cover the 143 miles (231 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $10 (€8), but the average price of bus tickets is $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
Travel between Manchester and Cardiff from $10 (€8) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
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 from Manchester to Cardiff, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
When you buy your National Express bus tickets to Cardiff from Manchester don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your journey in bus stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).
Omio customers book a bus from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center of Manchester.
The most popular arrival bus station, Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located 0.5 miles (844 m) away from the city center of Cardiff.
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