Cardiff to Manchester bus

Wed, 22 May
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Cheap coach tickets from Cardiff to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Cardiff to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
06:005h10
Cardiff
11:10Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Megabus
13:405h10
Cardiff
18:50Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Megabus
06:055h05
Cardiff
11:10Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Megabus
13:355h15
Cardiff
18:50Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
06:005h50
Cardiff
11:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£101One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableCardiff to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 May
Megabus
02:2010h20
Cardiff
12:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
02:209h40
Cardiff
12:00Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
02:2510h15
Cardiff
12:40Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
02:259h35
Cardiff
12:00Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
06:005h50
Cardiff
11:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
06:005h10
Cardiff
11:10Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
06:055h05
Cardiff
11:10Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
06:055h45
Cardiff
11:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
06:206h00
Cardiff
12:20Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
06:206h40
Cardiff
13:00Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
06:255h55
Cardiff
12:20Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
06:256h35
Cardiff
13:00Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
FlixBus
09:1512h40
Cardiff
21:55Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
FlixBus
12:1513h40
Cardiff
01:55Manchester
1 change
Megabus
13:355h55
Cardiff
19:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
13:355h15
Cardiff
18:50Manchester, Airport
0 changes
Megabus
13:405h50
Cardiff
19:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
13:405h10
Cardiff
18:50Manchester, Airport
0 changes
FlixBus
16:1514h35
Cardiff
06:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
Megabus
18:206h30
Cardiff
00:50Manchester
1 change
Megabus
18:205h55
Cardiff
00:15Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
18:255h50
Cardiff
00:15Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
18:256h25
Cardiff
00:50Manchester
1 change

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Bus times from Cardiff to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 5 m

Average

7 h 35 m

Buses per day

23

Distance

231 km

Of the 23 buses that leave Cardiff for Manchester every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
06:055h05
Cardiff
11:10Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
06:005h10
Cardiff
11:10Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
13:405h10
Cardiff
18:50Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
Megabus
13:355h15
Cardiff
18:50Manchester, Airport
£81One-way
0 changes
Megabus
06:055h45
Cardiff
11:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£101One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to Manchester

distanceDistance143 miles
durationAverage coach duration5 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyCoach frequency6 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 6 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Cardiff to Manchester cover the 143 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 6 coaches operating per day. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £9, but the average price of coach tickets is £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Cardiff to Manchester

Find the best coaches from Cardiff to Manchester with Omio's travel partners Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from £13. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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.

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.

FAQs: Cardiff to Manchester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Cardiff to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Cardiff to Manchester can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Cardiff to Manchester is £15; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Manchester coach time is 5 h 30 min   covering the 143 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Cardiff to Manchester leaves at 06: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Cardiff to Manchester leaves at 21: 30.
There are 6 coaches a day from Cardiff to Manchester which require at least one change with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
When taking a coach from Cardiff to Manchester, you can count on Megabus, National Express or FlixBus for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service from Cardiff to Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, North Road (St Josephs Convent) and Cardiff, University. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a coach from Cardiff to Manchester is April.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Cardiff including taking a train or coach.

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