Bus from Cardiff to Manchester

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Facts about the bus from Cardiff to Manchester

Cheapest Bus$24.73
Fastest Bus5h 25m
Earliest Bus6:00 AM
Latest Bus1:30 PM
Daily Bus Routes7 Ø
Distance143.7 miles
Bus Companiesmegabus, National Express
Do you want to travel by bus from Cardiff to Manchester?
CheckMyBus is here to help! We compare all available buses departing from Cardiff and arriving in Manchester and show you the exact stops, all travel times, and of course the best ticket prices. We’ll show you bus tickets from companies traveling this route, such as National Express. You will also find all information about the equipment on board. Does the bus have air conditioning, electrical sockets or WiFi?
On this page, we also show you cheap bus tickets for the Cardiff Manchester bus route over the next few days. You’ll also receive information about intercity bus stops in Cardiff and Manchester which will help you find your way around. In addition, we'll show you options for onward travel from Manchester, alternative destinations from Cardiff, and the most popular airport shuttles from Manchester.

The cheapest bus routes from Cardiff to Manchester

Today
from $31.07
Tomorrow
01/25
from $27.91
01/26
01/27
01/28
from $25.27

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

  • megabus
    1:25 PM
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 50m
    7:15 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$24.73
  • megabus
    7:25 AM
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 35m
    1:00 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$24.73
  • megabus
    10:45 AM
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 30m
    4:15 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$25.27
  • megabus
    12:25 PM
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 25m
    5:50 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$27.19
  • megabus
    11:25 AM
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 30m
    4:55 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$27.19
  • megabus
    10:25 AM
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 5h 50m
    4:15 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$27.91
  • megabus
    11:25 AM
    Cardiff - University
    Duration 6h 25m
    5:50 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$30.96
  • National Express
    6:00 AM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 8h 25m
    2:25 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$34.31
  • National Express
    1:00 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 7h 55m
    8:55 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$34.31
  • National Express
    8:30 AM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 6h 25m
    2:55 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$35.81
  • National Express
    1:30 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 9h 40m
    11:10 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$39.50
  • National Express
    7:55 AM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 9h 15m
    5:10 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$42.51
  • National Express
    8:10 AM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 9h 0m
    5:10 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$48.66
  • National Express
    1:30 PM
    Cardiff - Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    Duration 10h 10m
    11:40 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$49.07

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Bus Cardiff to Manchester: Further Information

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Once you get your results, you can compare all available buses from Cardiff to Manchester and consider multiple factors before booking your trip. The cheapest bus tickets are offered by megabus at $24.73, whereas the quickest connection takes 5h 25m. So it's up to you whether you want to choose the cheapest ticket, the fastest trip or the bus with the most amenities. No matter what you're looking for, we can help you find the deal that best meets your needs!
You can sort your search results by price, departure and arrival time, as well as filter them according to stops or companies. Customize everything according to your needs.
By the way: For the Cardiff Manchester bus route, we also show you information about other modes of transportation, including trains, carpooling and flights, if available.
Enjoy your bus trip from Cardiff to Manchester!

Bus stops in Cardiff and Manchester

Stations
New Bridge St , M3 Manchester (United Kingdom)
Liverpool Rd 43, M3 4NQ Manchester (United Kingdom)
Chorlton St 14, M1 3HY Manchester (United Kingdom)
Great Bridgewater St 56, M1 5LE Manchester (United Kingdom)
Alan Turing Way 2002, Manchester (United Kingdom)
M40 8DE Manchester (United Kingdom)
Talbot Rd , M16 9AL Manchester (United Kingdom)
United Road , M16 Manchester (United Kingdom)
Manchester (United Kingdom)
Princess Road , M14 7FS Manchester (United Kingdom)
Portland St 55, M1 3HP Manchester (United Kingdom)
Shudehill , Manchester (United Kingdom)
Manchester (United Kingdom)
Regent Rd 157, Manchester (United Kingdom)
Manchester (United Kingdom)
M22 5UN Manchester (United Kingdom)

FAQs about the bus route Cardiff to Manchester

How much does a Cardiff Manchester bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $24.73 and takes 5h 35m to reach Manchester. Compare offers to save money!

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

This route is offered by 1 bus company with a range of ticket prices between $24.73 and $49.07. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Manchester.

On average, how many connections are available from Cardiff to Manchester each day?

Every day, the Cardiff Manchester bus route is served by approximately 7 connections. With our search engine, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Cardiff to Manchester take?

The fastest bus from Cardiff to Manchester is offered by megabus and takes 5h 25m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $27.19. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Cardiff to Manchester?

The earliest bus arriving in Manchester from Cardiff starts at 6:00 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search engine to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Cardiff to Manchester?

The latest bus trip departing from Cardiff for Manchester starts at 1:30 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Cardiff Manchester route?

When traveling by bus from Cardiff to Manchester, passengers can travel with National Express. With our search engine, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus from Cardiff to Manchester?

If you're looking for a direct bus route from Cardiff to Manchester, CheckMyBus currently compares 0 direct bus connections. 

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

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 Cardiff Manchester bus route free of charge. Simply use our search engine to find a bus 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 traveling 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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