Manchester to Cardiff bus

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Dec 01

Cheapest

13

Average

25

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.

Flixbus
07:35AMManchester10h50 06:25PMCardiff
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131One-way
Megabus
06:30PMManchester5h50 12:20AMCardiff
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181One-way
Megabus
07:30PMManchester5h45 01:15AMCardiff
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251One-way
Flixbus
08:35AMManchester10h50 07:25PMCardiff
0 transfers
281One-way
Flixbus
10:40PMManchester13h50 12:30PMCardiff
0 transfers
411One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to Cardiff

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thursday, December 1
Flixbus
07:35AMManchester10h50 06:25PMCardiff
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Flixbus
08:35AMManchester10h50 07:25PMCardiff
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Megabus
06:30PMManchester5h50 12:20AMCardiff
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Megabus
07:30PMManchester5h45 01:15AMCardiff
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Flixbus
10:40PMManchester13h50 12:30PMCardiff
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Bus times from Manchester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Dec 01

Fastest Journey

5 h 45 m

Average

9 h 25 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

231 km

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.

Megabus
07:30PMManchester5h45 01:15AMCardiff
0 transfers
251One-way
Megabus
06:30PMManchester5h50 12:20AMCardiff
0 transfers
181One-way
Flixbus
07:35AMManchester10h50 06:25PMCardiff
0 transfers
131One-way
Flixbus
08:35AMManchester10h50 07:25PMCardiff
0 transfers
281One-way
Flixbus
10:40PMManchester13h50 12:30PMCardiff
0 transfers
411One-way

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Cardiff

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$20 (€18)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesNational 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.

Bus providers: National Express and FlixBus from Manchester to Cardiff

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
FlixBus

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.

    • Average Price: $16

    Travel Tips: Bus to Cardiff from Manchester

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Cardiff 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 Manchester to Cardiff.
    FAQs
    Bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $16 (€15)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Cardiff bus price to come in at an average of $20 (€18)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 143 miles (231 km)  from Manchester to Cardiff by bus.
    The Manchester to Cardiff bus duration is on average 5 h 45 min, which is to be expected when traveling 143 miles (231 km) to Cardiff from Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    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.

    When taking a bus from Manchester to Cardiff, you can count on National Express, Megabus or Flixbus for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Cardiff from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    The average number of buses departing Manchester for Cardiff is 1 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the first bus from Manchester to Cardiff at 12: 10 PM. The last bus from Manchester to Cardiff that you can take departs at 7: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Manchester to Cardiff schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    If you buy a bus ticket from Manchester to Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $20 (€18) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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