How to travel from Leicester to Cardiff

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Travel Information to Cardiff from Leicester

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$10 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $46 (€40) • 3 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or CrossCountry

Take a train or bus to travel 118 miles (190 km) between Leicester and Cardiff. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leicester to Cardiff.

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from Leicester to Cardiff

How to get from Leicester to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Leicester to Cardiff is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer
National Express
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer
Cross Country
Leicester station (LEI)
04:25PMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Other options
Cross Country
Leicester station (LEI)
02:25PMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Cross Country
Leicester station (LEI)
04:12PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
Cross Country
Leicester station (LEI)
01:30PMCardiff Central (CDF)
2 transfers
National Express
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer
1 transfer
Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Leicester to Cardiff

You can travel by travel to Cardiff from Leicester with National Express and CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

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

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Cardiff from Leicester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Leicester to Cardiff

      FAQs: Travel to Cardiff 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 Leicester to Cardiff.

      You can get from Leicester to Cardiff 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel to Cardiff from Leicester is a bus with an average price of $10 (€9).

      This is compared to other travel options from Leicester to Cardiff:

      Taking a bus costs $36 (€31) less than taking a train, which costs on average $46 (€40) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel between Leicester and Cardiff is by train, which takes on average 3 h 3 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 4 h 50 min.

      The distance from Leicester to Cardiff is approximately 118 miles (190 km).

      The average frequency per day from Leicester to Cardiff is:

      • 5 buses a day.
      • 12 trains a day.

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

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

      • Buses most often depart from Leicester at Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda) and arrive in Cardiff at Cardiff, University.
      • Trains mostly depart from Leicester and arrive in Cardiff Central.

      The following travel companies offer services from Leicester to Cardiff:

      • National Express or Megabus can get you to Cardiff by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Leicester to Cardiff for $15 (€13) on Omio.
      • Travel with CrossCountry for trains to Cardiff. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for CrossCountry Leicester to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $46 (€40).

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

      • Take a direct bus with.
      • Direct services by train with.

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

      Looking to extend your trip from Leicester to Cardiff? Many Omio customers who go from Leicester to Cardiff usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh from Cardiff, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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