The cheapest buses from Cardiff to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£14

Average

£21

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Leeds will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h20 11:20Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£141One-way
04:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens9h55 14:50Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£161One-way
05:50Cardiff8h55 14:45Leeds
0 changes
£181One-way
12:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h20 19:45Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£191One-way
05:55Cardiff8h50 14:45Leeds
0 changes
£201One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Leeds

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03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h20 11:20Leeds, Coach Station
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03:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h20 12:00Leeds, Coach Station
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04:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens9h55 14:50Leeds, Coach Station
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05:50Cardiff8h55 14:45Leeds
0 changes
05:55Cardiff8h50 14:45Leeds
0 changes
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h00 15:00Leeds, Coach Station
0 changes
10:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h15 16:40Leeds, Coach Station
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12:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h20 19:45Leeds, Coach Station
0 changes
15:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h10 22:30Leeds, Coach Station
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17:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens9h40 02:50Leeds, Coach Station
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19:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens10h40 05:55Leeds, Coach Station
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20 Oct
£55Cross Country
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Thu
21 Oct
£76Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus
Fri
22 Oct
£76Arriva Trains Wales
£12Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£69Cross Country
£13Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£76Arriva Trains Wales
£10Flixbus

The fastest buses from Cardiff to Leeds

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 15 m

Average

8 h 24 m

Buses per day

11

Distance

280 km

Of the 11 buses that leave Cardiff for Leeds every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 280 km distance in an average of 8 h 24 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 15 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h15 16:40Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£201One-way
08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h00 15:00Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£221One-way
15:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h10 22:30Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£221One-way
12:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h20 19:45Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£191One-way
03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens8h20 11:20Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£141One-way

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Coach Information from Cardiff to Leeds

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€12)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Leeds cover the 174 miles (280 km) long route taking on average 6 h 20 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £11, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.

Coach companies

National Express Cardiff – Leeds

National Express coaches will get you between Cardiff and Leeds from £9. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches 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 traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches 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 Cardiff - Leeds coach: 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.

    National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Cardiff and Leeds:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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    FAQs
    What is the cost of cheap coaches between Cardiff and Leeds?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Cardiff and Leeds for as little as £9  in the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Cardiff to Leeds cost on average?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from Cardiff to Leeds is £11  one way.
    What is the distance to Leeds from Cardiff via coach?
    The Cardiff to Leeds coach distance is approximately 174 miles (280 km).
    How long does it take from Cardiff to Leeds by coach?
    On average the Cardiff to Leeds coach time is 6 h 20 min  covering the 174 miles (280 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    When travelling by coach from Cardiff to Leeds, which coach station in Cardiff do I depart from and which coach station in Leeds do I arrive in?

    When taking the coach between Cardiff and Leeds, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your trip can end in coach stations such as Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, Leeds, York Street and Leeds, Coach Station.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.

    Where is the Cardiff coach station located? Where is the Leeds coach station located?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Leeds most often arrive at Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

    What coach companies offer a service to Leeds from Cardiff?
    For the best Cardiff to Leeds coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Leeds from Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Are there any Cardiff to Leeds direct coach services?
    Yes, you can find a direct coach to Leeds from Cardiff with Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    When does the first coach depart from Cardiff to Leeds? When does the last coach depart from Cardiff to Leeds?
    The earliest coach for this trip departs from Cardiff at 05: 25. The last coach leaves from Cardiff at 12: 45. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from Cardiff to Leeds and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy coach tickets between Cardiff and Leeds for the best deals?
    If you book a coach ticket to Leeds from Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £11 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Cardiff to Leeds are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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