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You’re looking for a bus from Cardiff to Manchester? Then make use of our search engine to find the perfect option. If you want to get there quickly, pick the quickest connection provided by megabus, which will get you there in 5h 45m. There will also be coaches which take a little bit longer and might therefore not seem too attractive at the first glance - then again these could be the most inexpensive options. This is why it's good to compare! If you want to save a considerable amount of money on your way from Manchester to Cardiff, opt for the most inexpensive ticket, which starts from £6.20. Beware: Should you book too spontaneously or in times of unusually strong demand, tickets could be a little bit more pricey. Simply click "Find Now" to see all available connections and take your pick!

Cardiff to Manchester Coach Information

Cheapest Bus£6.20
Fastest Bus5h 10m
Distance231.2 km
Coach CompaniesNational Express, megabus
  Bus Cardiff - Manchester    231 km
Ø Bus connections5 x
Savings-24%

The cheapest coach connections from Cardiff to Manchester

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      08:10
      16:00
    9 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      08:10
      16:00
    23 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      14:55
      20:15
    28 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      14:55
      20:15
    6 Feb
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      14:55
      20:15
    27 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      14:55
      20:15
    29 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      15:05
      20:15
    25 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.75
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      15:55
      22:00
    26 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.75
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      15:05
      20:15
    8 Feb
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.75
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      08:10
      16:00
    26 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £7.10
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      12:40
      19:00
    8 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £7.10
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      14:50
      21:15
    14 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £7.10
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      14:50
      21:15
    24 Apr
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £7.10
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      08:10
      16:00
    25 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £8.18


  Carpooling Cardiff - Manchester    231 km

The cheapest carpooling offers from Cardiff to Manchester

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      12:00
      16:40
    4 Feb
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from £22.00


  Bus Manchester - Cardiff    231 km
Ø Bus connections5 x
Savings-8%

The cheapest coach connections from Manchester to Cardiff

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      07:15
      13:55
    28 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      15:15
      21:15
    22 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      17:15
      23:45
    23 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      15:00
      21:15
    29 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      15:00
      21:15
    16 Apr
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      15:00
      21:15
    22 Apr
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.20
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      17:20
      23:35
    29 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      17:20
      23:30
    27 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      17:20
      23:30
    30 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      17:20
      23:30
    3 Feb
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.33
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      17:15
      23:45
    9 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from £6.70
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      14:45
      21:20
    4 Mar
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.75
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      17:20
      23:35
    28 Jan
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.75
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      14:45
      21:20
    12 Mar
    megabusmegabus
    from £6.75


  Carpooling Manchester - Cardiff    231 km

The cheapest carpooling offers from Manchester to Cardiff

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      21:50
      03:20
    4 Feb
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from £24.00


Current ticket prices

Listen up, bargain hunters! Avoid the price and tariff chaos by using our website and you’ll always find the cheapest coach ticket. We recommend checking connections for a few days because the prices are likely to differ depending on the date and time of travel. Remember: You might also save some money by comparing bus ticket prices to those of other means of transport including trains, flights and carpooling offers.

Bus stops in Cardiff and Manchester

  Stations
Chorlton St 16, Manchester (United Kingdom)
Bradshaw St , Manchester (United Kingdom)

Find out more details about the service on your bus from Cardiff to Manchester and return

You want to get from A to B in a low-cost yet ecofriendly and convenient way? In this case, taking the long distance bus from Cardiff to Manchester is the ideal option for you! Gone are the days when you had to pay extra for good service. On a bus trip you don’t have to spend a lot of money to experience top-notch special features ranging from air-conditioning over free luggage transportation to comfy seats. But that’s not everything: Lots of coach operators cater to the needs of the modern traveller and offer USB ports, electric sockets and even wireless internet free of charge. This way, answering your e-mails or keeping an eye on your Twitter timeline is no problem at all. Use CheckMyBus to compare offers: On our search result list you can see which provider offers which features. Furthermore, you can see where exactly the bus terminals are located and how long your journey will take. Here’s a last piece of advice: Browse our site for the latest promo codes. After all, everyone loves a good bargain, right?

Cardiff and Manchester: Useful Info

Cardiff
302,139
Manchester
0.55 Million
Taxi
£3.79
£4.77
Cardiff
Manchester
A taxi journey in Cardiff is 21% cheaper than in Manchester.
Local buses
£1.80
£2.60
Cardiff
Manchester
A bus fare in Cardiff is 31% cheaper than in Manchester.
Beer
£3.00
£3.50
Cardiff
Manchester
A pint of beer in Cardiff is 15% cheaper than in Manchester.
Water
£0.90
£1.12
Cardiff
Manchester
A bottle of water in Cardiff is 20% cheaper than in Manchester.
Meal
£5.80
£5.02
Cardiff
Manchester
A meal in Cardiff is 14% more expensive than in Manchester.
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