Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 24 Jan

Cheapest

£14

Average

£26

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.

The average ticket from Manchester to Cardiff will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

17:00Manchester, Coach Station9h25 02:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£141One-way
18:00Manchester, Coach Station9h45 03:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£141One-way
12:15Manchester, Coach Station5h35 17:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£211One-way
15:00Manchester, Coach Station5h35 20:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£231One-way
08:45Manchester, Coach Station5h55 14:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£231One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Cardiff

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04:10Manchester, Coach Station8h05 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:45Manchester, Coach Station5h55 14:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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12:15Manchester, Coach Station5h35 17:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station5h35 20:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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15:15Manchester, Coach Station9h45 01:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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16:40Manchester5h45 22:25Cardiff
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17:00Manchester, Coach Station9h25 02:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:00Manchester, Coach Station9h45 03:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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23:50Manchester, Coach Station12h25 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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24 Jan
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Tue
25 Jan
£48Cross Country
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Wed
26 Jan
£48Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Thu
27 Jan
£33Arriva Trains Wales
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Fri
28 Jan
£90Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Sat
29 Jan
£48Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Sun
30 Jan
£48Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Mon
31 Jan
£90Arriva Trains Wales
£7Flixbus
Tue
1 Feb
£90Arriva Trains Wales
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Wed
2 Feb
£48Cross Country
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3 Feb
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Fri
4 Feb
£48Cross Country
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5 Feb
£48Cross Country
£9Flixbus
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6 Feb
£88Arriva Trains Wales
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Wed
9 Feb
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£9Flixbus
Fri
11 Feb
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Sat
12 Feb
£48Cross Country
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Bus times from Manchester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 24 Jan

Fastest Journey

5 h 35 m

Average

8 h 1 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

231 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Manchester for Cardiff every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 231 km distance in an average of 8 h 1 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 12 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
15:00Manchester, Coach Station5h35 20:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£231One-way
Fastest
12:15Manchester, Coach Station5h35 17:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£211One-way
2nd Fastest
16:40Manchester5h45 22:25Cardiff
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£241One-way
08:45Manchester, Coach Station5h55 14:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£231One-way
04:10Manchester, Coach Station8h05 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
2 changes
£411One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Cardiff

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£13 (€15)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Cardiff cover the 143 miles (231 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 35 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 route for as low as £7, but the average price of coach tickets is £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies: National Express coaches between Manchester and Cardiff

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National Express

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 from Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £44

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach to Cardiff from Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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FAQs

How much do cheap coaches between Manchester and Cardiff cost?

Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Cardiff from Manchester for as low as £7  for the next 7 days.

What is the average price of coach tickets from Manchester to Cardiff?

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 £13  one way.

What is the distance from Manchester to Cardiff via coach?

The coach distance from Manchester to Cardiff is around 143 miles (231 km).

What is the average Manchester to Cardiff coach duration?

The coach time from Manchester to Cardiff is on average 5 h 35 min  for the 143 miles (231 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cardiff from Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which coach station from Manchester to Cardiff do I depart from? Which Cardiff coach station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester coach stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Cardiff include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where do I find the Manchester coach station to Cardiff? Where is the Cardiff coach station?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, located 0.5 miles (844 m) away from the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service between Manchester and Cardiff?

When taking a coach from Manchester to Cardiff, you can count on National Express or Megabus for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service from Manchester to Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

Are there any direct coaches to Cardiff from Manchester?

If you’re looking for a direct coach from Manchester to Cardiff, 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.

What time is the earliest coach from Manchester to Cardiff? What time is the last coach from Manchester to Cardiff?

The first coach from Manchester to Cardiff leaves at 06: 45   and the last coach for this leaves at 19: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Cardiff times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

When should I purchase Manchester Cardiff coach tickets to score the best deals?

The price of a one way coach ticket from Manchester to Cardiff is on average £13 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets between Manchester and Cardiff available a few months in advance.