Manchester to Cardiff bus

Manchester - Cardiff bus information

Manchester Cardiff bus map

Bus Time 6h05m
Origin Manchester, England
Destination Cardiff, Wales
Distance 144 Miles
Cheapest bus fare: from £6.10
Bus operators: National Express, Megabus, FlixBus

Many companies offer bus tickets from Manchester (England) to Cardiff (Wales): National Express, Megabus, FlixBus. The coach services on board and the luggage restrictions will vary depending on the company.

The price of your ticket will vary depending on the operator, when you travel and if you purchase your ticket in advance. The cheapest ticket that we found to travel in the next month is from £6.10.

While travelling by bus is almost always cheaper than travelling by plane or taking the train, it takes more time. As an example, the average coach duration to travel by bus from Manchester to Cardiff is 6h05m. The journey's distance is approximately 144 miles.

Best prices for bus tickets Manchester - Cardiff

from £6.10 MORE 6h57m
from £12.09 MORE 6h24m
from €9.98 MORE 12h03m
Other modes of transport available
Train
from £81.00 MORE 3h16m
Flights
from £49.99 MORE 14h08m

Prices calendar to travel between Manchester and Cardiff

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Manchester to Cardiff by coach, train, carsharing and flights.

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FlixBus--

Megabus£19

National Express£13

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Bus times Manchester - Cardiff

Leaving today? Find the next coach services to Cardiff

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
04:50
Cardiff , North Road, Friary Gardens
10:55
6h05m Megabus
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
05:50
Cardiff , North Road, Friary Gardens
13:05
7h15m Megabus
Manchester coach station, chorlton st
07:00
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
12:35
5h35m National Express
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
07:10
Cardiff , North Road, Friary Gardens
13:05
5h55m Megabus
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
08:40
Cardiff , North Road, Friary Gardens
14:15
5h35m Megabus
Manchester coach station, chorlton st
08:45
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
14:35
5h50m National Express
Manchester coach station, chorlton st
11:00
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
16:40
5h40m National Express
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
11:30
Cardiff , North Road, Friary Gardens
17:40
6h10m Megabus
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
11:55
Cardiff , North Road, Friary Gardens
17:20
5h25m Megabus
Manchester coach station, chorlton st
12:15
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
18:50
6h35m National Express
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 bus departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 18 services are running today and 16 tomorrow. The first bus Manchester to Cardiff is at 04:50. The last bus departs at 18:00. Bus operators can adjust the schedules depending on the day of the week and if you're travelling during school holidays, bank holidays or for a specific event.

Best time to book a Manchester - Cardiff bus

Bus fare depending on when you book your ticket

£4

90

£4

60

£8

30

£13

15

£13

7

£13

3

£17

1

£18

Same day

Days before Departure

The price of a ticket for a coach from Manchester to Cardiff is cheaper the earlier you book. The chart above helps you identify the evolution of the price depending how much time in advance you book your coach. It is based on the best fares found in the past 6 months.

With fares available from £4, we advise you to get your coach 3 months in advance. It may cost you on average 80% less than if you book on the day you're travelling which should cost you around £18. By booking early, you will also make sure that tickets remain available for your trip.

Best prices for your coach from Manchester to Cardiff

Gopili compares prices to help you find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff for the coming days. You can also have a look at the prices for the Cardiff Manchester bus to make sure you get a seat for your return journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£8.80 17/10/2021 16:00 National Express 2 days ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£8.80 16/10/2021 16:00 National Express 3 days ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£8.80 16/10/2021 17:00 National Express 3 days ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£8.80 15/10/2021 17:15 National Express 4 days ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£8.80 14/10/2021 18:00 National Express 5 days ago
Manchester
(Shudehill Interchange)
Cardiff
City Centre
€9.98 03/10/2021 07:00 FlixBus 3 days ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£10.80 19/10/2021 18:00 National Express 16 hours ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£10.80 18/10/2021 17:00 National Express 1 day ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£10.80 17/10/2021 17:00 National Express 2 days ago
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
£10.80 13/10/2021 18:00 National Express 6 days ago

Best prices found for the next 180 days.

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