Cardiff to Manchester coach

Cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Cheapest

£25

Average

£28

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.

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05:50Cardiff7h40 13:30Manchester
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£251One-way
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05:55Cardiff7h35 13:30Manchester
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£251One-way
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05:05Cardiff6h05 11:10Manchester
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£251One-way
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05:00Cardiff6h10 11:10Manchester
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£251One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:30Cardiff6h05 20:35Manchester
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£291One-way

Bus Timetable Cardiff to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 August
05:00Cardiff6h10 11:10Manchester
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05:05Cardiff6h05 11:10Manchester
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05:50Cardiff7h40 13:30Manchester
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05:55Cardiff7h35 13:30Manchester
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12:45Cardiff5h45 18:30Manchester
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12:50Cardiff5h40 18:30Manchester
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14:25Cardiff6h10 20:35Manchester
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14:25Cardiff5h40 20:05Manchester, Airport
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14:30Cardiff6h05 20:35Manchester
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14:30Cardiff5h35 20:05Manchester, Airport
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Bus times from Cardiff to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Fastest Journey

5 h 35 m

Average

6 h 14 m

Buses per day

10

Distance

231 km

Of the 10 buses that leave Cardiff for Manchester every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
14:30Cardiff5h35 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£291One-way
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12:50Cardiff5h40 18:30Manchester
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£321One-way
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14:25Cardiff5h40 20:05Manchester, Airport
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£291One-way
12:45Cardiff5h45 18:30Manchester
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£321One-way
14:30Cardiff6h05 20:35Manchester
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£291One-way

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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to Manchester

distanceDistance143 miles
durationAverage coach duration5 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€21)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Cardiff to Manchester cover the 143 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £18, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express Cardiff to Manchester

Buy your official National Express coach tickets to Manchester from Cardiff from £14 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches 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 traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches 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 Cardiff - Manchester coach: 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.

  • Average Price: £16

Buses from Cardiff to Manchester

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

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.

Manchester

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.

Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Cardiff

Take the bus to Manchester 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 Cardiff to Manchester.
FAQs
You can find a cheap coach from Cardiff to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £14  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Cardiff and Manchester is £18  one way.
The distance from Cardiff to Manchester by coach is approximately 143 miles.
The Cardiff to Manchester coach duration is on average 5 h 35 min, which is to be expected when travelling 143 miles from Cardiff to Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When taking the coach to Manchester from Cardiff, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, Gorsedd Gardens Rd / Museum Ave. Your trip can end in coach stations such as Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Manchester.

For the route from Cardiff to Manchester you can take a coach with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Manchester from Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Cardiff to Manchester, consider travelling with Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
The first coach from Cardiff to Manchester leaves at 04: 35   and the last coach for this leaves at 18: 15. Omio shows you the latest coach from Cardiff to Manchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you book a coach ticket to Manchester from Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £18 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Manchester from Cardiff are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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