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.
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5 h 35 m
8 h 1 m
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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.
|Distance||143 miles (231 km)|
|Average coach duration||5 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£13 (€15)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
Buy your official National Express coach tickets to Cardiff from Manchester from £7 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient 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 from Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach to Cardiff from Manchester:
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.
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.
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