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Coach Information to Cardiff from Manchester

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage coach duration10 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Cardiff cover the 143 miles (231 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 30 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 journey for as low as £7, but the average price of coach tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies

National Express between Manchester and Cardiff

National Express coaches will get you between Manchester and Cardiff from £7. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets between Manchester and Cardiff due to the coronavirus:

    • 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
    What is the price of the cheapest coach between Manchester and Cardiff?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Manchester and Cardiff for as little as £7  in the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of coach tickets from Manchester to Cardiff?
    If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Cardiff coach price to come in at an average of £12  one way.
    How many miles is it from Manchester to Cardiff by coach?
    The coach distance from Manchester to Cardiff is around 143 miles (231 km).
    How long is the coach from Manchester to Cardiff?
    On average the coach from Manchester to Cardiff duration is 10 h 30 min  for the 143 miles (231 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart 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?

    When taking a coach from Manchester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When you arrive in Cardiff, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

    Where is the Manchester coach station located? Where is the Cardiff coach station located?

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Cardiff.

    Which coach companies can get me from Manchester to Cardiff?
    If you're looking for coaches from Manchester to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express or Megabus to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Manchester to Cardiff trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Can I book a direct coach from Manchester to Cardiff?
    Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Manchester to Cardiff on Omio 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.
    When can I take the first coach from Manchester to Cardiff? When can I take the last coach for the day?
    The earliest coach departing from Manchester to Cardiff leaves at 06: 00. The last coach departing from Manchester to Cardiff leaves at 18: 15. You can find the latest Manchester to Cardiff coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy coach tickets between Manchester and Cardiff for the best deals?
    You can find a coach from Manchester to Cardiff to cost on average £12 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Cardiff coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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