How to travel from York to Cardiff

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from York to Cardiff

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

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

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Travel Information to Cardiff from York

distanceDistance192 miles (309 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$28 - $76
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€24) • 7 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $76 (€66) • 4 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or CrossCountry

Take a train or bus to travel 192 miles (309 km) to Cardiff from York. 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 York to Cardiff.

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You can travel by travel from York to Cardiff with CrossCountry and National Express. 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 to Cardiff from York you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the York - Cardiff travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from York 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 York to Cardiff.

      There are 2 options to travel from York to Cardiff including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Cardiff from York is by taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€24).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from York to Cardiff:

      A bus is $48 (€42) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from York to Cardiff costing on average $76 (€66).

      The quickest way to travel to Cardiff from York is by train, which takes on average 4 h 22 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to Cardiff by bus takes 7 h 30 min on average.

      The York to Cardiff distance is around 192 miles (309 km).

      The average frequency per day from York to Cardiff is:

      • 8 buses per day.
      • 12 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between York and Cardiff 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 when traveling from York to Cardiff:

      • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from York to Cardiff depart from York, Rail Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
      • Most travelers board their train from York and arrive in Cardiff Central.

      The following travel companies offer services from York to Cardiff:

      • Travel with National Express or Megabus for buses to Cardiff. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus York to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $28 (€24).
      • Travel with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3) to go to Cardiff by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Transport for Wales York to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $76 (€66).

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

      • Direct services by bus with.
      • Direct 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 York and Cardiff.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from York to Cardiff often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your York and Cardiff itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cardiff and any of these top destinations today!

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