Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff

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Cheapest

$22

Average

$22

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.

03:20PMManchester5h40 09:00PMCardiff
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$221One-way
12:10PMManchester5h30 05:40PMCardiff
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$221One-way
03:20PMManchester5h45 09:05PMCardiff
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$221One-way
07:30PMManchester5h50 01:20AMCardiff
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$221One-way
12:10PMManchester5h35 05:45PMCardiff
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$221One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to Cardiff

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12:10PMManchester5h30 05:40PMCardiff
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12:10PMManchester5h35 05:45PMCardiff
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03:20PMManchester5h40 09:00PMCardiff
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03:20PMManchester5h45 09:05PMCardiff
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07:30PMManchester5h50 01:20AMCardiff
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07:30PMManchester5h45 01:15AMCardiff
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Wed
Dec 8
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Thu
Dec 9
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$12Flixbus
Fri
Dec 10
$67Arriva Trains Wales
$19Flixbus
Sat
Dec 11
$64Cross Country
$21Flixbus
Sun
Dec 12
$121Cross Country
$13Flixbus
Mon
Dec 13
$52Arriva Trains Wales
$10Flixbus
Tue
Dec 14
$44Arriva Trains Wales
$12Flixbus
Wed
Dec 15
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$10Flixbus
Thu
Dec 16
$52Arriva Trains Wales
$13Flixbus
Fri
Dec 17
$88Cross Country
$22Megabus
Sat
Dec 18
$64Cross Country
$22Megabus
Sun
Dec 19
$52Arriva Trains Wales
$19Megabus
Mon
Dec 20
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$19Megabus
Tue
Dec 21
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$19Megabus
Wed
Dec 22
$45Arriva Trains Wales
$23Megabus
Thu
Dec 23
$64Cross Country
$22Megabus
Fri
Dec 24
$64Cross Country
$43Flixbus
Sat
Dec 25
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$53Flixbus
Sun
Dec 26
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$22Megabus
Mon
Dec 27
$64Cross Country
$22Megabus

Bus times from Manchester to Cardiff

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Fastest Journey

5 h 30 m

Average

5 h 40 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

231 km

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.

Fastest
12:10PMManchester5h30 05:40PMCardiff
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$221One-way
2nd Fastest
12:10PMManchester5h35 05:45PMCardiff
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$221One-way
03:20PMManchester5h40 09:00PMCardiff
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$221One-way
03:20PMManchester5h45 09:05PMCardiff
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$221One-way
07:30PMManchester5h45 01:15AMCardiff
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$221One-way

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Cardiff

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage bus duration10 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$21 (€18)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational 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.

Bus providers

Bus between Manchester and Cardiff with National Express

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

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.

  • Average Price: $60

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:

  • 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.

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Bus to Cardiff from Manchester
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FAQs
How much are cheap buses between Manchester and Cardiff?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Manchester to Cardiff to cost as little as $10 (€8)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket from Manchester to Cardiff?
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Cardiff bus price to come in at an average of $21 (€18)  one way.
How many miles is it from Manchester to Cardiff by bus?
The Manchester to Cardiff bus distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km).
How long is the bus ride from Manchester to Cardiff?
On average the Manchester to Cardiff bus travel time is 10 h 30 min  for the 143 miles (231 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Manchester goes to Cardiff? What bus station do I come into Cardiff from Manchester?

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.

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

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.

What bus companies offer a service from Manchester to Cardiff?
Take the Manchester to Cardiff bus with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the journey between Manchester and Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How early should I book bus tickets to Cardiff from Manchester to score the best deals?
If you purchase the Manchester to Cardiff bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $21 (€18). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to Cardiff from Manchester. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.