|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Average coach duration||5 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£11 (€13)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Cardiff to Manchester cover the 143 miles (231 km) long route taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £7, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
National Express coaches will get you between Cardiff and Manchester from £7. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Cardiff and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
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Sophia Gardens in Cardiff is the departure point for buses from Cardiff to Manchester with the first bus of the day departing around 7:30 a.m. National Express runs these buses and the final service departs from Cardiff at about 5:00 p.m. Journeys can take around 6 hours, but at certain times of the day, travel times can extend to over 8 hours. There is a change of bus during the journey in either Birmingham or Bristol, depending on the route taken. Buses from Cardiff to Manchester run every couple of hours between the first and last departure times and the service runs from Monday to Sunday.
Cardiff is an exciting city with much to attract any visitor. It was ranked 6th in National Geographic’s 2011 Alternative Tourist Destinations and is often considered the most popular tourist destination in Wales, with 14.6 million visitors in 2009. The city is steeped in history and you don’t need to travel far (in fact, just straight to the city centre) to see one of its oldest historical attractions: Cardiff Castle. The castle is surrounded by beautiful parkland (an abundance of green space is also a reason for Cardiff’s popularity) and visitors can marvel at the intricate artworks covering many of the walls inside. Much of the area surrounding the city is very interesting also. If you head to the outskirts of the city to the Llandaff district you can visit the 12th century Llandaff Cathedral, made more famous in recent years for the Ghost Walks on offer. Those feeling brave will love this renowned, exciting, and educational activity.
A large city in the north west of England, Manchester is an important industrial and musical centre with a large and eclectic array of attractions and activities to keep you busy. Consider exploring the fascinating Museum of Science & Industry, a 2.8-hectare urban heritage park encompassing old brick buildings, rusting viaducts, and massive warehouses, to get a glimpse of 19th-century industrial Manchester. Literature enthusiasts will love visiting the John Rylands Library, which is complete with high-vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows, and the Elizabeth Gaskell house, where this famous author lived from 1850 to 1865. The Godlee Observatory is largely unvisited but one of the most interesting sites in town. Head to the Whitworth Art Gallery to see a wonderful collection of British watercolours.
When taking the coach between Cardiff and Manchester, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your route can end in coach stations such as Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival coach station in Manchester, called Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located around 0.3 miles (489 m) away from its city centre.
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