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from Cardiff to Leeds

You can get from Cardiff to Leeds by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Leeds on May 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:50PMCardiff6h50 07:40PMLeeds
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05:55AMCardiff8h50 02:45PMLeeds
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12:45PMCardiff6h55 07:40PMLeeds
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02:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens6h50 09:00PMLeeds, Coach Station
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02:30PMCardiff7h15 09:45PMLeeds
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May 26
$100Transport for Wales
May 27
$100Transport for Wales
May 28
$166Cross Country
May 29
$168Cross Country
Jun 1
$102Transport for Wales
Jun 2
$101Transport for Wales
Jun 3
$101Transport for Wales
Jun 4
$102Transport for Wales
Jun 7
$100Transport for Wales

Travel Information between Cardiff and Leeds

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $97
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 6 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $97 (€87) • 4 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 174 miles (280 km) by bus or train to Leeds from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Cardiff to Leeds.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Leeds

Travel 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.

How do I get from Cardiff to Leeds?

There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Leeds: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Cardiff to Leeds?

The cheapest way to go to Leeds from Cardiff is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leeds:

A bus is $87 (€78) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Leeds costing on average $97 (€87).

What is the quickest way from Cardiff to Leeds?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Leeds is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 17 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leeds that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leeds by bus can take on average 6 h 35 min.

How far is Leeds from Cardiff?

The distance from Cardiff to Leeds is approximately 174 miles (280 km).

How many services a day are there from Cardiff to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Leeds is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cardiff to Leeds as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cardiff? Where do I arrive in Leeds?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cardiff to Leeds:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Cardiff Central and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Who can get me from Cardiff to Leeds?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Leeds, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Leeds by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cardiff to Leeds for $9 (€8).
  • Arriva Trains Wales can get you to Leeds by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Leeds for $97 (€87) on Omio.

Is there a direct service between Cardiff and Leeds?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Leeds with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leeds as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cardiff and Leeds.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cardiff and Leeds ends?

Many of our customers traveling from Cardiff to Leeds don't make Leeds their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Leeds are London, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leeds to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy tickets between Cardiff and Leeds online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cardiff to Leeds, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $9 (€8) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $97 (€87) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cardiff to Leeds online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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