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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Manchester to Cardiff from various bus operators like National Express, megabus or FlixBus for the next days.
today
from $20
tomorrow
from $28
Wednesday
from $10
Thursday
from $14
Friday
from $14
Saturday
from $14
Sunday
from $14

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    5h 45m
    5:00 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:45 PM
    Cardiff
    University
    megabus
    Economy
    $20
  • megabus
    5h 50m
    5:00 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $20
  • FlixBus
    14h 10m
    11:40 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    1:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $33
  • National Express
    9h 10m
    5:45 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    2:55 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $38
  • National Express
    8h 30m
    7:15 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:45 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $43

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    11h 25m
    1:40 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    1:05 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $28
  • National Express
    9h 30m
    5:45 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:15 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $28
  • National Express
    6h 25m
    1:30 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    7:55 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $29
  • FlixBus
    13h 25m
    9:20 AM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:45 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $33
  • megabus
    7h 50m
    6:20 AM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    2:10 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $41

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    5h 55m
    10:40 AM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    4:35 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $10
  • megabus
    5h 50m
    5:00 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $10
  • FlixBus
    11h 25m
    1:40 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    1:05 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $28
  • National Express
    9h 30m
    5:45 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:15 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $28
  • National Express
    5h 45m
    3:45 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    9:30 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $29

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    5h 55m
    10:40 AM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    4:35 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $14
  • megabus
    5h 50m
    5:00 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $14
  • National Express
    6h 25m
    1:30 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    7:55 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $24
  • FlixBus
    12h 50m
    2:45 AM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:35 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $25
  • FlixBus
    11h 25m
    1:40 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    1:05 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $25

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    5h 55m
    10:40 AM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    4:35 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $14
  • megabus
    5h 50m
    5:00 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $14
  • National Express
    8h 30m
    7:15 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:45 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $28
  • National Express
    6h 55m
    12:30 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    7:25 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $29
  • FlixBus
    11h 25m
    1:40 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    1:05 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $37

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    5h 55m
    10:40 AM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    4:35 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $14
  • megabus
    5h 50m
    5:00 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $14
  • National Express
    9h 10m
    3:45 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    12:55 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $28
  • National Express
    8h 30m
    7:15 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:45 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $28
  • FlixBus
    14h 10m
    11:40 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    1:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $36

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    5h 50m
    5:00 PM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    10:50 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $14
  • megabus
    5h 55m
    10:40 AM
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    4:35 PM
    Cardiff
    Friary Gardens
    megabus
    Economy
    $18
  • National Express
    8h 30m
    7:15 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:45 AM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $23
  • National Express
    6h 35m
    3:30 PM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    10:05 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    National Express
    Economy
    $27
  • FlixBus
    12h 50m
    2:45 AM
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    3:35 PM
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $37

Frequency of bus connections between Manchester and Cardiff

See here how frequent the connections between Manchester and Cardiff are, during different times and days of the week.
Sunday is the busiest day, with more than 22 daily buses from Manchester to Cardiff. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 13 daily coaches between Manchester and Cardiff.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 54 buses from Manchester to Cardiff, while Night sees the fewest connections between Manchester and Cardiff, with 12 offers.

Facts about the bus from Manchester to Cardiff

Compare all providers like National Express, megabus and FlixBus that travel 17 times every day by bus from Manchester to Cardiff in one click! Book your bus ticket from Manchester to Cardiff starting from $10!

Cheapest Bus $10
Fastest Bus 5h 10m
Earliest Bus 10:40 AM
Latest Bus 11:40 PM
Daily Bus Routes 17 Ø
Distance 143.7 miles
Bus Companies National Express, megabus and FlixBus

Cheapest bus connections from Manchester to Cardiff

Every day, 17 buses from 3 bus companies leave Manchester for Cardiff: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 05/27/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 05/26
Monday 05/27
$33
Tuesday 05/28
$28
Wednesday 05/29
$10
Thursday 05/30
$14
Friday 05/31
$37
Saturday 06/01
$14
Sunday 06/02
$14
Monday 06/03
$14
Tuesday 06/04
$17
Wednesday 06/05
$14
Thursday 06/06
$13
Friday 06/07
$14
Saturday 06/08
$14
Sunday 06/09
$14
Monday 06/10
$14
Tuesday 06/11
$13
Wednesday 06/12
$14
Thursday 06/13
$14
Friday 06/14
$13
Saturday 06/15
$14
Sunday 06/16
$14
Monday 06/17
$14
Tuesday 06/18
$14
Wednesday 06/19
$14
Thursday 06/20
$14
Friday 06/21
$14
Saturday 06/22

The cheapest time to travel from Manchester to Cardiff

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Cardiff, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $10, Wednesday is the cheapest day for a bus from Manchester to Cardiff. Tuesday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $28.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Manchester to Cardiff, with $10. Night is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $25.

How to save money travelling from Manchester to Cardiff

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Manchester to Cardiff in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Manchester to Cardiff, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from Manchester to Cardiff are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Manchester to Cardiff

These are the most booked bus companies between Manchester to Cardiff from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Manchester and Cardiff

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in Manchester and Cardiff.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Manchester to Cardiff

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from Manchester to Cardiff? Or which bus companies serve the route Manchester to Cardiff? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Manchester to Cardiff bus

How much does a Manchester Cardiff bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $10 and takes 5h 55m to reach Cardiff. Compare offers to save money!

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

This route is offered by 3 companies with a range of ticket prices between $10 and $71. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Cardiff.

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

Every day, the Manchester to Cardiff bus route is served by approximately 17 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

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

The fastest bus from Manchester to Cardiff is offered by megabus and takes 5h 10m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $22. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Manchester to Cardiff?

The earliest bus arriving in Cardiff from Manchester starts at 10:40 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Manchester to Cardiff?

The latest bus trip departing from Manchester for Cardiff starts at 11:40 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 Manchester Cardiff route?

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

Is there a direct bus between Manchester and Cardiff?

You can check all the direct connections between Manchester and Cardiff by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: National Express, megabus and FlixBus.

What can I take with me on the Manchester to Cardiff 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 Manchester Cardiff bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Manchester Cardiff 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 to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Manchester to Cardiff on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Manchester to Cardiff

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Alternate transport types from Manchester to Cardiff

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Manchester to Cardiff for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Cardiff

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Manchester to Cardiff for the next days.
  • CrossCountry
    4h 15m
    5:11 AM
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    9:26 AM
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    CrossCountry
    Economy
    from $51
  • Transport for Wales
    3h 27m
    6:27 AM
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    9:54 AM
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    Transport for Wales
    Economy
    from $68
  • Northern
    4h 17m
    7:36 AM
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    11:53 AM
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    Northern
    Economy
    from $77
  • Avanti West Coast
    4h 24m
    6:03 AM
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    10:27 AM
    Cardiff
    Central Station
    Avanti West Coast
    First Class
    from $189

More bus routes from Manchester and Cardiff

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Manchester and from Cardiff. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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