Bus Cardiff to Manchester and return

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If you want to take a bus from Cardiff to Manchester, you’ll look at ticket prices starting from $7.98, with the shortest trip duration being . Use our bus search engine to find the perfect bus from Manchester to Cardiff and pick amongst the offers of megabus and National Express. Just click "Find Now" and check for prices, departure times and availability!

Cardiff to Manchester Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$7.98
Fastest Bus5h 10m
Distance143.7 miles
Bus CompaniesNational Express, megabus
  Bus Cardiff - Manchester    144 mi
Ø Bus connections5 x
Savings-38%

The cheapest bus routes 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
      8:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    1 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      8:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    8 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      8:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    26 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      8:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    9 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      8:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    4 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      8:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    8 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.62
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      3:55 PM
      10:00 PM
    17 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    20 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    28 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      3:05 PM
      8:15 PM
    30 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    4 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    9 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      8:10 AM
      4:00 PM
    7 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $9.13
  • Cardiff
    Manchester
      2:50 PM
      8:15 PM
    13 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $12.80


  Carpooling Cardiff - Manchester    144 mi

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
      8:00 AM
      12:50 PM
    26 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $27.02


  Bus Manchester - Cardiff    144 mi
Ø Bus connections5 x
Savings-8%

The cheapest bus routes 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
      3:00 PM
      9:15 PM
    20 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      3:00 PM
      9:15 PM
    19 Nov
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      3:00 PM
      9:15 PM
    6 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      3:15 PM
      9:15 PM
    4 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      3:00 PM
      9:15 PM
    7 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      3:00 PM
      9:15 PM
    11 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      3:00 PM
      9:15 PM
    7 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.98
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      5:20 PM
      11:35 PM
    18 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      5:20 PM
      11:35 PM
    19 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      6:15 AM
      12:25 PM
    18 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      5:20 PM
      11:35 PM
    28 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      5:20 PM
      11:35 PM
    2 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      5:20 PM
      11:35 PM
    3 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68
  • Manchester
    Cardiff
      5:20 PM
      11:35 PM
    10 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $8.68


  Carpooling Manchester - Cardiff    144 mi

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
      11:50 AM
      4:40 PM
    26 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $27.02


Current ticket prices

A family visit is long overdue or you'd simply like to go traveling for some time but you're a bit short of money at the moment? Then the bus is the perfect option! Tickets for the trip of your choice from Cardiff to Manchester can currently be booked for only $7.98. Should you purchase your ticket last-minute, however, the trip might be a bit more expensive. If the bus sounds like a good idea but you're a bit worried about long traveling times, simply opt for the fastest one and you'll reach your destination within .

Bus stops in and CardiffManchester

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

More on bus features and services

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!

Cardiff and Manchester: Useful Info

Cardiff
302,139
Manchester
0.55 Million
Taxi
$4.88
$6.14
Cardiff
Manchester
A cab ride in Cardiff is 21% cheaper than in Manchester.
Local buses
$2.32
$3.35
Cardiff
Manchester
A bus fare in Cardiff is 31% cheaper than in Manchester.
Beer
$3.86
$4.50
Cardiff
Manchester
A large beer in Cardiff is 15% cheaper than in Manchester.
Water
$1.16
$1.44
Cardiff
Manchester
A bottle of water in Cardiff is 20% cheaper than in Manchester.
Meal
$7.46
$6.46
Cardiff
Manchester
A meal in Cardiff is 14% more expensive than in Manchester.
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