Manchester to Cardiff coach

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Cheapest

£15

Average

£16

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.

Flixbus
10:00Manchester10h50 20:50Cardiff
0 changes
£151One-way
Megabus
18:30Manchester5h50 00:20Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Cardiff

Showing buses for tomorrow, Saturday, 2 July
Flixbus
10:00Manchester10h50 20:50Cardiff
0 changes
Megabus
18:30Manchester5h50 00:20Cardiff
0 changes

This is the last bus of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets by train, coach or flight

Sat
02 Jul
Sun
03 Jul
Mon
04 Jul
Tue
05 Jul
Wed
06 Jul
Thu
07 Jul
Fri
08 Jul
Sat
09 Jul
Sun
10 Jul
Mon
11 Jul
Tue
12 Jul
Wed
13 Jul
Thu
14 Jul
Fri
15 Jul
Sat
16 Jul
Sun
17 Jul
Mon
18 Jul
Tue
19 Jul
Wed
20 Jul
Thu
21 Jul
Fri
22 Jul

Bus times from Manchester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Fastest Journey

5 h 50 m

Average

8 h 20 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

231 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Manchester for Cardiff every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Megabus
18:30Manchester5h50 00:20Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way
Flixbus
10:00Manchester10h50 20:50Cardiff
0 changes
£151One-way

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

National Express
Eurolines France
RegioJet
Trenitalia

Overview: Coach from Manchester to Cardiff

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€18)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 2 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus or Flixbus

Coaches from Manchester to Cardiff cover the 143 miles (231 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 45 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or Flixbus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £11, but the average price of coach tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Cardiff

Find the best coaches to Cardiff from Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express and FlixBus from £11. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express
FlixBus

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 Manchester - Cardiff 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: £15

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: £11

Travel Tips: Coach to Cardiff from Manchester

Take the bus to Cardiff 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 Manchester to Cardiff.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Cardiff from Manchester for as little as £11  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Cardiff coach price to come in at an average of £16  one way.
You should expect to travel around 143 miles (231 km)  from Manchester to Cardiff by coach.
The coach time from Manchester to Cardiff is on average 5 h 45 min  for the 143 miles (231 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to Cardiff by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your route in coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, Gorsedd Gardens Rd / Museum Ave.

Omio customers book a coach from Manchester Piccadilly   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

If you're looking for coaches from Manchester to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express, Megabus or Flixbus to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Manchester to Cardiff route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 2 direct coaches per day from Manchester to Cardiff with Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.
On average, there are 2 coaches a day from Manchester to Cardiff. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first coach from Manchester to Cardiff at 05: 40   or take the last coach from Manchester to Cardiff leaving at 22: 50. Look for the latest Manchester Cardiff coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
If you buy Manchester to Cardiff coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £16. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Manchester to Cardiff. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language