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Bus Information to Cardiff from Manchester

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$17 (€13)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Manchester to Cardiff cover the 143 miles (231 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $17 (€13)], you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $14 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

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Manchester to Cardiff with National Express

National Express buses will get you between Manchester and Cardiff from $14 (€11). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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Travel hassle-free from Manchester to Cardiff on a bus with National Express! Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest trip between Manchester and Cardiff. National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 143 miles (231 km) between Manchester and Cardiff on the bus and pay as low as $23 (€18) for a bus ticket.

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. So, book your cheap National Express bus ticket from Manchester to Cardiff on Omio today and enjoy your journey!

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Manchester to Cardiff:

  • 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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Buses from Manchester to Cardiff
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
What is the price of the cheapest bus from Manchester to Cardiff?
Bus tickets to Cardiff from Manchester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $14 (€11)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Manchester to Cardiff?
The Manchester to Cardiff bus ticket price is on average $17 (€13)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Cardiff from Manchester by bus?
The Manchester to Cardiff bus distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km).
How long is the bus from Manchester to Cardiff?
On average the Manchester to Cardiff bus time is 7 h 30 min  covering the 143 miles (231 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Manchester and arrival bus station in Cardiff?

When taking a bus from Manchester, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When you arrive in Cardiff, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Manchester Piccadilly   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where is the bus station in Manchester to go to Cardiff? Where is the bus station in Cardiff located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Manchester. The most popular arrival bus station in Cardiff, called Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which bus providers can take me from Manchester to Cardiff?
If you're looking for buses from Manchester to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express or Megabus to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Manchester to Cardiff route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct bus from Manchester to Cardiff?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Manchester to Cardiff with Megabus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
What time is the earliest bus from Manchester to Cardiff? What time is the last bus from Manchester to Cardiff?
The earliest bus for this trip departs from Manchester at 6: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from Manchester at 4: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Manchester to Cardiff and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff for the best deals?
If you buy the Manchester to Cardiff bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $17 (€13). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Manchester to Cardiff. 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.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Cardiff
Manchester (Coach Station)
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.