The cheapest trains from Cardiff to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Oct 20

Cheapest

$77

Average

$151

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Leeds will cost around $ 151 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 77.

Cheapest
10:45AMCardiff Central4h16 03:01PMLeeds Railway Station
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$771One-way
10:52AMCardiff Central4h39 03:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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$1061One-way
01:57PMCardiff Central4h34 06:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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$1061One-way
11:56AMCardiff Central4h24 04:20PMLeeds Railway Station
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$1061One-way
08:50AMCardiff Central4h41 01:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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$1061One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Leeds

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wed, Oct 20
08:45AMCardiff Central4h16 01:01PMLeeds Railway Station
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08:50AMCardiff Central4h41 01:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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09:45AMCardiff Central4h16 02:01PMLeeds Railway Station
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09:56AMCardiff Central4h35 02:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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10:45AMCardiff Central4h16 03:01PMLeeds Railway Station
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10:52AMCardiff Central4h39 03:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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11:45AMCardiff Central4h16 04:01PMLeeds Railway Station
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11:56AMCardiff Central4h24 04:20PMLeeds Railway Station
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12:45PMCardiff Central4h17 05:02PMLeeds Railway Station
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12:49PMCardiff Central4h42 05:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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01:45PMCardiff Central4h17 06:02PMLeeds Railway Station
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01:57PMCardiff Central4h34 06:31PMLeeds Railway Station
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02:45PMCardiff Central4h20 07:05PMLeeds Railway Station
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Wed
Oct 20
$77Cross Country
$12Flixbus
Thu
Oct 21
$77Cross Country
$11Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$106Arriva Trains Wales
$17Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$97Cross Country
$19Flixbus
Mon
Oct 25
$107Arriva Trains Wales
$14Flixbus

The fastest trains from Cardiff to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Oct 20

Fastest Journey

4 h 16 m

Average

4 h 25 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

280 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Leeds without transferring at least once.

Fastest
08:45AMCardiff Central4h16 01:01PMLeeds Railway Station
1 changes
$2171One-way
Fastest
10:45AMCardiff Central4h16 03:01PMLeeds Railway Station
1 changes
$771One-way
Fastest
11:45AMCardiff Central4h16 04:01PMLeeds Railway Station
1 changes
$2121One-way
Fastest
09:45AMCardiff Central4h16 02:01PMLeeds Railway Station
1 changes
$1811One-way
12:45PMCardiff Central4h17 05:02PMLeeds Railway Station
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$2121One-way

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Train Information between Cardiff and Leeds

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$95 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Leeds cover the 174 miles (280 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 16 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $77 (€62), but the average price of train tickets is $95 (€77). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Train companies

CrossCountry Cardiff – Leeds

For as little as $77 (€62) you can travel by train from Cardiff to Leeds with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Cardiff and Leeds you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Cardiff to Leeds train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Cardiff to Leeds routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Cardiff to Leeds is 174 miles (280 km), and the best price for a one-way Cardiff - Leeds CrossCountry train ticket starts at $77 (€62) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Cardiff and Leeds don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff to Leeds
Travel by train to Leeds easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Leeds.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Leeds from Cardiff cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cardiff to Leeds trains for as little as $77 (€62)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Cardiff to Leeds on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Leeds train price to come in at an average of $95 (€77)  one way.
How far is Leeds from Cardiff by train?
The Cardiff to Leeds train distance is approximately 174 miles (280 km).
What is the Cardiff to Leeds train travel time?
The Cardiff to Leeds train duration is on average 4 h 16 min, which is to be expected when traveling 174 miles (280 km) between Cardiff and Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the train from Cardiff to Leeds depart from? Which Leeds train station do I come into from Cardiff?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Leeds Railway Station.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Leeds located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Leeds most often arrive at Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers go from Cardiff to Leeds?
If you're looking for trains from Cardiff to Leeds, you can rely on Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country to get you to Leeds. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cardiff to Leeds route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between Cardiff and Leeds a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Cardiff to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Cardiff to Leeds? When is the last train from Cardiff to Leeds?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Cardiff at 8: 45 AM. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 10: 45 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cardiff to Leeds and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Cardiff to Leeds for the best deals?
If you buy the Cardiff to Leeds train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $95 (€77). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cardiff and Leeds. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Leeds
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey to Leeds from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway