How to travel from Cardiff to Leeds

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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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:50PMCardiff7h00 07:50PMLeeds
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Travel Information between Cardiff and Leeds

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $19
fastestFastest modeBus • $19 (€17) • 7 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 174 miles (280 km) to Leeds from Cardiff. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Leeds.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Leeds

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 travel options from Cardiff to Leeds: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Leeds from Cardiff is by taking a flight with an average price of $11 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

Taking a flight is about $8 (€7) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€17) for this route.

Taking a flight is about $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which costs on average $17 (€15) for this route.

The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Leeds is by bus, which takes on average 7 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 50 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 174 miles (280 km) between Cardiff and Leeds.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Leeds is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 13 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cardiff and Leeds as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Flights mostly leave from Cardiff Airport and tend to arrive in Leeds Bradford International Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

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:

  • Megabus can take you to Leeds by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from Cardiff to Leeds for $19 (€17).
Your trip from Cardiff to Leeds doesn't have to end in Leeds. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Cardiff to Leeds tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leeds today!

Before traveling from Cardiff to Leeds, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $19 (€17) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $11 (€10) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $17 (€15) one way.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Leeds tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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