Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Megabus
17:005h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
22:45Cardiff Central (CDF)
£241One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Megabus
17:005h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
22:50Cardiff Central (CDF)
£241One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
14:105h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:20Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
14:105h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:15Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
0 changes
Megabus
11:205h10
Manchester, Airport
16:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
£271One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableManchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sunday, 26 May
Megabus
06:207h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
06:207h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:05Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
07:007h05
Manchester, Airport
14:05Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
07:007h10
Manchester, Airport
14:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
07:406h25
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:05Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
07:406h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
08:205h45
Manchester, Airport
14:05Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
08:205h50
Manchester, Airport
14:10Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
10:405h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
16:35Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
10:405h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
16:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
11:205h10
Manchester, Airport
16:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
11:205h15
Manchester, Airport
16:35Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
12:108h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
20:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
12:108h15
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
20:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
12:507h35
Manchester, Airport
20:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
12:507h40
Manchester, Airport
20:30Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Megabus
14:105h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:20Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
14:105h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:15Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
14:504h25
Manchester, Airport
19:15Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
14:504h30
Manchester, Airport
19:20Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
17:005h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
22:45Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
17:005h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
22:50Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
17:405h05
Manchester, Airport
22:45Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Megabus
17:405h10
Manchester, Airport
22:50Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes

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Bus times from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 25 m

Average

6 h 13 m

Buses per day

24

Distance

232 km

Of the 24 buses that leave Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) for Cardiff Central (CDF) every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
14:504h25
Manchester, Airport
19:15Cardiff Central (CDF)
£321One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
14:504h30
Manchester, Airport
19:20Cardiff Central (CDF)
£321One-way
0 changes
Megabus
14:105h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:15Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
0 changes
Megabus
17:405h05
Manchester, Airport
22:45Cardiff Central (CDF)
£351One-way
0 changes
Megabus
14:105h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:20Cardiff Central (CDF)
£261One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

distanceDistance143 miles
durationAverage coach duration5 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€18)
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesMegabus or National Express

Coaches from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) cover the 143 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 10 min with our travel partners like Megabus or National Express. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £13, but the average price of coach tickets is £16.

Coach companies: Megabus and National Express Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF)

Buy your official Megabus and National Express coach tickets to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) from £15 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable 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 to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN), you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

FAQs: Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) 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 Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF).
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Cheap coach tickets from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) can start from as little as £13 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is £16; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The coach time from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is on average 5 h 10 min   for the 143 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cardiff Central (CDF) from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) by coach can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 06: 20. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) leaves at 23: 40.
When taking a coach from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF), you can count on Megabus or National Express for the best way to get you to Cardiff Central (CDF). You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) and Cardiff Central (CDF) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
The cheapest month for a coach from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to Cardiff Central (CDF) is March.
You have options as you can travel between Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) and Cardiff Central (CDF) 2 different ways: train or coach.

Trains departing from Manchester Piccadilly

Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
0.5 miles (767 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Manchester Airport
8 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit in about 30 minutes via the Northern and TransPennine Express trains.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Pay as you go Wi-Fi is available through BT Wi-Fi.
ATM
ATM
There are ATM machines on the main concourse, Platform 10 and on the mezzanine level.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Operated by Excess Baggage Co. Llocated between Platforms 10 and 11 and open daily from 08: 00 to 21: 00.
Dining
Dining
Burger King | Caffè Nero | Carluccio’s | Hotel Chocolat | Starbucks | The Pasty Shop | Costa Coffee | Pret a Manger | Upper Crust | McDonald's | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located near the Fairfield Street entrance on the mezzanine level.
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access throughout the station. Ramps for train access and wheelchairs are also available.

Trains arriving to Cardiff Central

Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
Distance from Cardiff Central to city center
1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cardiff Airport
14 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the Transport for Wales train from the station to Dinas Powys, then take the 304 bus directly to the airport. The journey takes about 1 hour in total.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located outside of the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi rank is on the right as you exit the main station entrance
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: News agent and convenience store
Dining
Dining
Gourmet Coffee Bar & Kitchen | Pret a Manger | Tesco Express
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Enterprise | Europcar
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access in the whole station. There are also ramps for train access and elevators in the station.

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