Bus from Cardiff to Manchester

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Facts about the coach from Cardiff to Manchester

Cheapest Bus£5.98
Fastest Bus5h 15m
Earliest Coach03:00
Latest Coach16:55
Daily Bus Connections2 Ø
Distance231.2 km
Coach CompaniesFlixBus, National Express, megabus
Are you looking for a bus from Cardiff to Manchester?
CheckMyBus has got you covered! We compare all available buses from Cardiff to Manchester and show you departure times, the exact stops, all travel times, and of course the best ticket prices. We’ll help you find tickets from companies travelling this route, including FlixBus, megabus or National Express. You will also find all information about the equipment on board. Does the coach have air conditioning, electrical sockets or WiFi?
On this page, we also show you the cheapest coaches from Cardiff to Manchester over the next few days. You’ll also receive information about long-distance bus stops in Cardiff and Manchester which will help you find your way around. We’ll also show you options for onward travel from Manchester and alternative destinations from Cardiff. If you need to continue your journey with a flight, you can find the most popular airport transfers departing from Manchester.

The cheapest coach connections from Cardiff to Manchester

Today
from £8.98
Tomorrow
from £18.09
28/07
from £5.98
29/07
from £10.98
30/07
from £14.80
31/07
from £14.80

No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets.

  • FlixBus
    11:55
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 10h 0m
    21:55
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£5.98
  • National Express
    03:00
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 9h 0m
    12:00
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from£8.80
  • National Express
    04:20
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 9h 40m
    14:00
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from£8.80
  • FlixBus
    05:55
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 9h 30m
    15:25
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£8.98
  • FlixBus
    09:55
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 10h 25m
    20:20
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£8.98
  • National Express
    04:55
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 9h 5m
    14:00
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from£10.80
  • National Express
    08:20
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 5h 55m
    14:15
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from£12.50
  • National Express
    14:30
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 5h 45m
    20:15
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from£12.50
  • megabus
    07:25
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 6h 0m
    13:25
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£18.09
  • megabus
    09:35
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 15m
    14:50
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£18.09
  • megabus
    13:05
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 6h 30m
    19:35
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£18.09
  • megabus
    16:55
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 45m
    22:40
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£18.09
  • megabus
    10:45
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 30m
    16:15
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£19.93
  • megabus
    15:10
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 6h 0m
    21:10
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from£20.38

Bus Cardiff to Manchester: Further information

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Upon getting your results, you’ll be able to compare all available coaches from Cardiff to Manchester and take multiple factors into consideration before you book your trip. The cheapest coach tickets are offered by FlixBus at £5.98, while the fastest connection takes 5h 15m. It’s up to you if you’d prefer the cheapest ticket, quickest trip or the bus with the most amenities. Regardless of what you’re searching for, we can help you find the best deal for you!
You can sort your search results by price, departure and arrival time, as well as filter them according to stops or companies. Customise everything according to your needs.
By the way: For the Cardiff Manchester bus route, we also show you information about other modes of transport, including trains, carpooling and flights, if available.
Enjoy your coach trip from Cardiff to Manchester!

All bus stops in Cardiff and Manchester

Stations
Manchester - Arena
New Bridge St , M3  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Castlefield
Liverpool Rd 43, M3 4NQ  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Coach Station
Chorlton St 14, M1 3HY  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Deansgate
Great Bridgewater St 56, M1 5LE  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Etihad Stadium
Alan Turing Way 2002, Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Miles Platting
M40 8DE  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Talbot Rd , M16 9AL  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Old Trafford Stadium
United Road , M16  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Piccadilly Station
Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Princess Road
Princess Road , M14 7FS  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Sackville Street
Portland St 55, M1 3HP  Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
Shudehill , Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Three Arrows
Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Trafford Centre
Regent Rd 157, Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Victoria Station
Manchester  (United Kingdom)
Manchester - Wythenshawe Interchange
M22 5UN  Manchester  (United Kingdom)

FAQs about the Cardiff Manchester bus route

How much does a Cardiff Manchester coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Cardiff Manchester bus trip is available from £5.98 and takes 10h 0m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Cardiff to Manchester?

This connection is offered by 3 bus companies with ticket prices ranging from £5.98 to £20.38. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you’ll get the cheapest bus trip to Manchester.

How many connections are available for the Cardiff Manchester route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Cardiff to Manchester is offered by roughly 2 connections. By using our search engine, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Manchester from Cardiff take?

The quickest coach from Cardiff to Manchester is provided by megabus and takes 5h 15m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £18.09. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Cardiff to Manchester?

The earliest bus to Manchester departs from Cardiff at 03:00. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Cardiff to Manchester?

The latest bus to Manchester departs from Cardiff at 16:55. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Cardiff Manchester route?

Passengers looking to travel from Cardiff to Manchester can travel with FlixBus, megabus and National Express. Compare all available bus tickets with our search engine to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus for the Cardiff Manchester bus trip?

If you’re searching for a direct connection from Cardiff to Manchester our search engine currently compares 0 direct bus connections. megabus

What can I take with me on the bus to Manchester from Cardiff?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Cardiff Manchester bus route free of charge. Simply use our search engine to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Cardiff Manchester bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search function to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Cardiff to Manchester on your planned travel date.

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