Bus from Manchester to Cardiff

Find a coach from Manchester to Cardiff: Compare all companies

swap
Adults
1
Children
0
Travelling as a group?
Rent a coach here!
Search accommodation with Booking.com
The Best DealsSave up to 70%
The Most ChoicesMillions of routes worldwide
Easy and TransparentCompare offers with 1 click
Which tickets are the cheapest for the Manchester Cardiff bus route? What is the quickest bus? Compare all routes and companies when searching for buses from Manchester to Cardiff. Find all bus schedules with a single click!

Coach Manchester Cardiff: Facts about the bus route

Cheapest Bus£2.98
Fastest Bus5h 20m
Earliest Coach06:45
Latest Coach17:15
Daily Bus Connections2 Ø
Distance231.2 km
Coach CompaniesFlixBus, National Express, megabus
If you're trying to book a ticket for a coach from Manchester to Cardiff, CheckMyBus can help!
Find the exact times the bus departs from Manchester and arrives in Cardiff over the next few days and plan your trip in confidence. With us, you can receive information about available bus stops and travel times as well as amenities offered by the different companies, such as WiFi and air conditioning. With our search engine, you can find hus tickets from companies offering this route, such as FlixBus, megabus or National Express. Looking to save money? Then you can compare prices between all companies with coaches travelling from Manchester to Cardiff and get the cheapest bus tickets.
We’ll show you what you need to know about long-distance coaches in Manchester to help get you started as well as in Cardiff for a smooth arrival. Planning on further travel? We’ll also show you options for onward travel from Cardiff. There isn't a direct connection? Then check out our suggestions for alternative destinations from Manchester. Need to catch a flight? When you arrive in Cardiff, you can use our search engine to find transfers to nearby airports.

The cheapest coach connections from Manchester to Cardiff

Today
from £10.80
Tomorrow
from £27.85
15/06
from £11.80
16/06
from £3.80
17/06
from £3.98
18/06
from £13.80

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

  • FlixBus
    10:35
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 10h 35m
    21:10
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£2.98
  • National Express
    06:45
    Manchester - Coach Station
    Duration 11h 0m
    17:45
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£3.80
  • FlixBus
    07:00
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 11h 25m
    18:25
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£3.98
  • FlixBus
    14:00
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 10h 10m
    00:10
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£8.98
  • National Express
    15:00
    Manchester - Coach Station
    Duration 9h 55m
    00:55
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£9.80
  • National Express
    17:00
    Manchester - Coach Station
    Duration 9h 25m
    02:25
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£9.80
  • National Express
    15:00
    Manchester - Coach Station
    Duration 10h 25m
    01:25
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£9.80
  • National Express
    17:15
    Manchester - Coach Station
    Duration 9h 10m
    02:25
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    from£11.80
  • megabus
    11:55
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 20m
    17:15
    Cardiff - University
    from£18.09
  • megabus
    16:40
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 40m
    22:20
    Cardiff - University
    from£19.89
  • megabus
    14:00
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 50m
    19:50
    Cardiff - University
    from£19.89
  • megabus
    09:40
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 30m
    15:10
    Cardiff - University
    from£19.89
  • megabus
    16:25
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 6h 5m
    22:30
    Cardiff - University
    from£20.10
  • megabus
    08:40
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 30m
    14:10
    Cardiff - University
    from£20.42

Bus Manchester Cardiff: Further information

Customise your search results to fit your travel needs.
In the search bar, we have already set Manchester as your place of departure and Cardiff as your destination. All you need to do is pick the date you’d like to travel on in the calendar to update your search. As a recommendation, we set a default travel date a few days in advance. Typically, people book their trips 3 to 7 days before they travel.
Are you planning on a return trip? If you already know when you’ll be coming back from Cardiff to Manchester, then all you need to do is select your chosen date to factor this in your results.
If you’d like to book for other people who are travelling with you, then enter in how many passengers will join you before starting your search.
Once you get your results, you can compare all available options for the Manchester Cardiff bus route and consider multiple factors before booking your journey. The cheapest coach tickets are provided by FlixBus at £2.98, whereas the quickest connection takes 5h 20m. Whether you’d prefer the cheapest ticket, quickest trip or the bus with the most amenities, our search engine can help you find the best deal for your trip!
Prioritise your search results by sorting them by price, departure and arrival time. You can also filter your results by bus stop and by company to focus on the most relevant results for your travel needs.
While searching for a bus from Manchester to Cardiff, you can also compare other available modes of transport, such as trains, flights and carpooling.
We hope you have a nice bus trip from Manchester to Cardiff!

All bus stops in Manchester and Cardiff

Stations
Cardiff - Castle Street
Castle Street 15, CF10 1BS  Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
Sophia Gardens 2 , CF11 9HW  Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - Friary Gardens
CF10 3HH  Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - Gabalfa Interchange
North Road 213, CF14 3GH  Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - Gate
M4 Junction 30 , Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - Kingsway Stop
Boulevard De Nantes , Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - National Museum
Gorsedd Gardens Rd , CF10 3NP  Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - Principality Stadium
Westgate Street , CF10  Cardiff  (United Kingdom)
Cardiff - University
Park Place 50, CF10  Cardiff  (United Kingdom)

Bus Manchester Cardiff: FAQ about the bus route

How much does it cost to travel by coach from Manchester to Cardiff?

This depends on a variety of factors, such as the day and travel time. The cheapest trip for the route is available from £2.98 and takes 10h 35m. Compare offers and save money!

When comparing buses from Manchester to Cardiff, how much can I save?

This bus route is offered by 1 bus company with a range of ticket prices from £2.98 to £20.42. Thus, we reccomend you book your journey as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Cardiff.

On average, how many connections are available for the bus route from Manchester to Cardiff each day?

Every day, the Manchester Cardiff bus route is offered by approximately 2 connections. With our search engine, you can find and compare bus times to find your ideal trip.

How long does the Manchester Cardiff bus route take?

The fastest coach from Manchester to Cardiff takes 5h 20m and is offered by megabus. Bus tickets for this route cost £18.09. However, bear in mind that the bus trip may take longer when there is traffic.

Is there a direct coach from Manchester to Cardiff?

If you’re looking for a direct connection for the Manchester Cardiff bus route, we currently compare 0 direct bus connections. 

When does the first bus from Manchester depart for Cardiff?

The earliest bus from Manchester to Cardiff leaves at 06:45. Keep in mind that departure times may vary on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find the precise times for your planned travel date.

When does the last bus from Manchester depart for Cardiff?

The latest bus from Manchester to Cardiff starts at 17:15. 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 coach companies offer connections for the Manchester Cardiff bus route?

When travelling from Manchester to Cardiff can travel with FlixBus, megabus and National Express. With our search engine, you can compare all available bus deals from multiple companies. Find the trip that works best for you!

What can I bring with me on the Manchester Cardiff bus route?

Different bus companies have different policies about what you're allowed to take with you. In most cases, you can bring a suitcase and hand luggage on the Manchester Cardiff bus route for free. With our search engine, you can find a bus trip that is best suited to your travel needs.

What equipment does the coach from Manchester to Cardiff have?

The equipment on board varies depending on the company. However, many long-distance coches offer WiFi so you can keep in touch with your friends and share your exact location during the trip. To make travelling even more enjoyable, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. You can use our search function to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Manchester to Cardiff on your planned travel date.

Compare Manchester and Cardiff

£4.77
£3.79
Manchester
Cardiff
A taxi journey in Manchester is 21% more expensive than in Cardiff.
£2.60
£1.80
Manchester
Cardiff
A bus fare in Manchester is 31% more expensive than in Cardiff.
£3.50
£3.00
Manchester
Cardiff
A pint of beer in Manchester is 15% more expensive than in Cardiff.
£1.12
£0.90
Manchester
Cardiff
A bottle of water in Manchester is 20% more expensive than in Cardiff.
£5.02
£5.80
Manchester
Cardiff
A meal in Manchester is 14% cheaper than in Cardiff.

Bus routes from Manchester and Cardiff

Trusted shop
The CheckMyBus App
Free Download
Go To Store
GPDR CheckMyBus shield

We value your privacy!

To show you the best bus deals, we collect some information about how you use CheckMyBus. We remember your anonymized details to improve our service and provide you a personalized experience.