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Cheap train tickets and times from Cardiff to Leeds

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

4 h 56 m

Average

5 h 29 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

280 km

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to start from $63 with an average ticket price of $74.

The fastest train from Cardiff to takes 4h 56m in comparison to an average duration of 5h 29m and covers a distance of 280 km.

7 trains that leave Cardiff for every day with 7 travelling directly.

Transport for Wales
02:49PM4h59
Cardiff
07:48PMLeeds
$631One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
06:35AM4h56
Cardiff
11:31AMLeeds
$711One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
09:53AM5h17
Cardiff
03:10PMLeeds
$781One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
04:49PM5h19
Cardiff
10:08PMLeeds
$781One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
09:15PM7h05
Cardiff
04:20AMLeeds
$781One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Leeds

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$100 (€88)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales or CrossCountry

Trains from Cardiff to Leeds cover the 174 miles (280 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 8 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $63 (€55), but the average price of train tickets is $100 (€88). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Leeds.

Train providers: Transport for Wales and CrossCountry from Cardiff to Leeds trains

Find the best trains between Cardiff and Leeds with Omio's travel partners Transport for Wales and CrossCountry from $38 (€34). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Train information from Cardiff to Leeds with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 38 min
  • Cheapest Price: $38

FAQs: Trains from Cardiff to Leeds

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff 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
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Leeds can start from as little as $63 (€55) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Leeds is $100 (€88); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cardiff to Leeds is 4 h 8 min   to travel the 174 mile (280 km) long route, with around there are 8 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Leeds leaves at 4: 35 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Leeds leaves at 9: 15 PM.
There are 8 trains a day from Cardiff to Leeds which require at least one change with Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Cardiff to Leeds, you can count on Transport for Wales or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Leeds. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Cardiff and Leeds and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 15 PM.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your route from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay. When arriving in Leeds, you can end your route in train stations like Leeds and Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leeds, located 0.2 miles (369 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Leeds from Cardiff is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 8 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff to Leeds by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Leeds from Cardiff including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Leeds

Cardiff
Leeds
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your trip to Leeds.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
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ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transit options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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