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Manchester to Cardiff

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Cardiff by flight, train, car, bus

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How to travel from Manchester to Cardiff ?

Trip Manchester Cardiff

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

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Manchester to Cardiff? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Cardiff from Manchester You just have to specify the departure date to Cardiff then let Vivanoda search for you. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of Eastern Airways, National Express, First Great Western, Blablacar, CrossCountry, Arriva Trains Wales, MegaBus or Aurigny Air Services to reach Cardiff.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Cardiff bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Cardiff.

You may still have doubts to get to Cardiff by bus. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Cardiff.

  • The Manchester Cardiff tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • These are professional drivers who will drive you to Cardiff safely and confidently.
  • 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.
  • The modern buses that you take from Manchester to Cardiff are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

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

Train Manchester to Cardiff

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Cardiff route?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Cardiff by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Cardiff and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Cardiff train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Cardiff

The railway station bewteen Manchester and Cardiff are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Manchester Cardiff railways companies

These are the 2 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Cardiff: CrossCountry and Arriva Trains Wales.
CrossCountry Manchester CardiffArriva Trains Wales Manchester Cardiff

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Cheap flights from Manchester to Cardiff

Which airlines fly between Manchester and Cardiff ?

Eastern Airways and Aurigny Air Services are the 0 airlines to serve the air route Manchester Cardiff in direct flight.
Eastern Airways Manchester CardiffAurigny Air Services Manchester Cardiff

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Carpool from Manchester to Cardiff

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Cardiff with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. So, you have more probabilities to find Manchester-Cardiff rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Cardiff.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Cardiff ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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