Manchester to Cardiff

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Trip Manchester Cardiff

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance144 mi
Direct lineYes

How to travel from Manchester to Cardiff ?

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Cardiff and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Cardiff? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines flights, trains, carpooling and buses to go to Cardiff from Manchester, you'll save time and money! You just have to specify the departure date to Cardiff then let Vivanoda search for you. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with Eastern Airways, National Express, First Great Western, Blablacar, CrossCountry, Arriva Trains Wales, MegaBus or Aurigny Air Services by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

All modes of transport Manchester-Cardiff

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Train Manchester to Cardiff

Is there a direct train bound for Cardiff from Manchester?

Indeed, the cities of Cardiff and Manchester are linked with a direct train connection. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest Manchester-Cardiff train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Manchester Cardiff train companies

The railways CrossCountry and Arriva Trains Wales are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Cardiff.
CrossCountry Manchester CardiffArriva Trains Wales Manchester Cardiff

Intercity Train Manchester Cardiff

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Cardiff with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Manchester to Cardiff bus

Are you looking for a bus from Manchester to Cardiff? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Cardiff?

The bus service between the city of Manchester and Cardiff is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Manchester CardiffMegaBus Manchester Cardiff

Bus stops in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Cardiff' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Cardiff

Once the bus has arrived at Cardiff, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Cardiff

Going by bus from Manchester to Cardiff may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Cardiff.

  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 144 mi of the trip.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Manchester Cardiff is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The coaches operating the Manchester Cardiff line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.

Carpool from Manchester to Cardiff

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you have more probabilities to find Manchester-Cardiff rides five days before your date of travel than three months. Good option for lastminute stay in Cardiff!

When you book a ride between Manchester Cardiff, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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