Bus Cardiff to Manchester and return

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Facts about the bus from Cardiff to Manchester

Cheapest Bus$11.32
Fastest Bus5h 25m
Earliest Bus8:10 AM
Latest Bus5:20 PM
Daily Bus Routes3 Ø
Distance143.7 miles
Bus CompaniesNational Express, megabus

The cheapest bus routes from Cardiff to Manchester

Today
from $42.82
Tomorrow
from $33.16
08/11
from $41.01
08/12
08/13
08/14

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

  • National Express
    8:10 AM
    Cardiff
    Duration 7h 50m
    4:00 PM
    Manchester
    from$11.32
  • National Express
    12:40 PM
    Cardiff
    Duration 7h 5m
    7:45 PM
    Manchester
    from$19.76
  • National Express
    2:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Duration 6h 15m
    9:05 PM
    Manchester
    from$19.76
  • National Express
    10:55 AM
    Cardiff
    Duration 5h 45m
    4:40 PM
    Manchester
    from$20.01
  • National Express
    5:20 PM
    Cardiff - Bus Station Wood St
    Duration 5h 25m
    10:45 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$23.74
  • megabus
    2:10 PM
    Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ
    Duration 5h 45m
    7:55 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$29.65
  • megabus
    12:10 PM
    Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ
    Duration 5h 40m
    5:50 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$33.16
  • megabus
    12:15 PM
    Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ
    Duration 5h 35m
    5:50 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    from$33.16
  • National Express
    8:20 AM
    Cardiff - Bus Station Wood St
    Duration 5h 50m
    2:10 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$38.09
  • National Express
    10:45 AM
    Cardiff - Bus Station Wood St
    Duration 6h 45m
    5:30 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    from$40.70

The cheapest carpooling offers from Cardiff to Manchester

No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides.

  • BlaBlaCar
    1:00 PM
    Cardiff
    Duration 3h 50m
    4:50 PM
    Manchester
    from$24.78

The cheapest bus routes from Manchester to Cardiff

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

  • megabus
    7:15 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 35m
    12:50 AM
    Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ
    from$25.94
  • National Express
    8:55 AM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    Duration 5h 35m
    2:30 PM
    Cardiff - Bus Station Wood St
    from$30.26
  • megabus
    7:15 PM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 30m
    12:45 AM
    Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ
    from$35.58
  • megabus
    11:40 AM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 5h 50m
    5:30 PM
    Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ
    from$36.46
  • National Express
    3:55 AM
    Manchester
    Duration 8h 45m
    12:40 PM
    Cardiff
    from$36.68
  • megabus
    7:30 AM
    Manchester - Shudehill Interchange
    Duration 6h 5m
    1:35 PM
    Cardiff - Kingsway Stop GQ
    from$41.95
  • National Express
    12:05 PM
    Manchester - Coach Station
    Duration 6h 25m
    6:30 PM
    Cardiff - Bus Station Wood St
    from$50.87

The cheapest carpooling offers from Manchester to Cardiff

No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides.

  • BlaBlaCar
    2:00 PM
    Manchester
    Duration 4h 21m
    6:21 PM
    Cardiff
    from$23.48

Information about the bus connection, amenities and services

If you want to take a bus from Cardiff to Manchester, you’ll look at ticket prices starting from $11.32, with the shortest trip duration being 5h 35m. Use our bus search engine to find the perfect bus from Manchester to Cardiff and pick amongst the offers of megabus, National Express and . Just click "Find Now" and check for prices, departure times and availability!
Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only affordable but it's also the green way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions. Traveling by bus has also become as comfortable as flying or taking the train. In recent years, operators have stepped up their game when it comes to on-board amenities by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to complimentary WiFi. When taking a look at the search results shown on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all operators. For instance, complimentary WiFi can be found on board most buses operated by megabus. That way you'll be able to plan your next trip online while on the road. A generous baggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's operators. Your trip from Manchester to Cardiff can become a lot easier if you do your research before you travel. Most operators offering bus trips from Cardiff to Manchester, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or bulky luggage can usually be booked for an extra fee. Take a look at the exact location of the bus stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the perfect bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current discounts for your Cardiff – Manchester bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!
You want to travel for as little money as possible? Then taking the bus is just perfect for you. But keep in mind: there can be price differences nonetheless! Ticket prices for the route Cardiff - Manchester are currently ranging from $11.32 to $26.63. If you're flexible timewise, we recommend checking different departure times. Sometimes you can save a few dollars by simply taking an earlier bus. Another thing to take into consideration is the traveling time: while will get you to your destination in only 5h 35m, other companies' buses take up 5h 35m.

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)
Regent Rd 157, Manchester (United Kingdom)
Manchester (United Kingdom)
M22 5UN Manchester (United Kingdom)

Compare Cardiff and Manchester

$4.94
$6.22
Cardiff
Manchester
A cab ride in Cardiff is 21% cheaper than in Manchester.
$2.35
$3.39
Cardiff
Manchester
A bus fare in Cardiff is 31% cheaper than in Manchester.
$3.91
$4.57
Cardiff
Manchester
A large beer in Cardiff is 15% cheaper than in Manchester.
$1.17
$1.46
Cardiff
Manchester
A bottle of water in Cardiff is 20% cheaper than in Manchester.
$7.57
$6.55
Cardiff
Manchester
A meal in Cardiff is 14% more expensive than in Manchester.

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