The cheapest buses from Leeds to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£12

Average

£20

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 Leeds to Cardiff will cost around £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 12.

2nd Cheapest
18:30Leeds, Coach Station8h45 03:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£121One-way
13:50Leeds7h15 21:05Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way
11:00Leeds6h40 17:40Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way
13:50Leeds7h10 21:00Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way
11:00Leeds6h45 17:45Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way

Timetable Leeds to Cardiff

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02:30Leeds, Coach Station9h45 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:25Leeds, Coach Station6h10 12:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:45Leeds, Coach Station6h50 14:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
09:30Leeds, Coach Station7h10 16:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
11:00Leeds6h40 17:40Cardiff
0 changes
11:00Leeds6h45 17:45Cardiff
0 changes
12:30Leeds, Coach Station6h20 18:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
13:50Leeds7h15 21:05Cardiff
0 changes
13:50Leeds7h10 21:00Cardiff
0 changes
15:15Leeds, Coach Station6h30 21:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
16:00Leeds, Coach Station9h25 01:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
16:45Leeds, Coach Station10h15 03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
18:30Leeds, Coach Station8h45 03:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes

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£54Cross Country
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Fri
22 Oct
£69Cross Country
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23 Oct
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24 Oct
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Mon
25 Oct
£69Cross Country
£11National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£55Cross Country
£11National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£55Cross Country
£14Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£69Cross Country
£13Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£149Cross Country
£11National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£98Cross Country
£11National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£55Cross Country
£8Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£75Arriva Trains Wales
£11National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£69Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£151Cross Country
£11Flixbus

The fastest buses from Leeds to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 10 m

Average

7 h 36 m

Buses per day

13

Distance

280 km

Of the 13 buses that leave Leeds for Cardiff every day 4 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 7 h 36 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 15 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
06:25Leeds, Coach Station6h10 12:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£241One-way
2nd Fastest
12:30Leeds, Coach Station6h20 18:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£191One-way
15:15Leeds, Coach Station6h30 21:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£221One-way
11:00Leeds6h40 17:40Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way
11:00Leeds6h45 17:45Cardiff
0 changes
£171One-way

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Coach Information to Cardiff from Leeds

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€12)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Leeds to Cardiff cover the 174 miles (280 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £7, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

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Leeds to Cardiff with National Express

Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Leeds and Cardiff from £7 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

National Express

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

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

    • 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
    How much does a cheap coach from Leeds to Cardiff cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Leeds and Cardiff to cost as little as £7  in the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Leeds to Cardiff cost on average?
    The Leeds to Cardiff coach ticket price is on average £11  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
    What is the distance to Cardiff from Leeds by coach?
    You should expect to travel around 174 miles (280 km)  to Cardiff from Leeds by coach.
    How long does it take from Leeds to Cardiff by coach?
    While the time it takes to travel 174 miles (280 km) to Cardiff from Leeds can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Leeds to Cardiff is on average 6 h 15 min.
    What is the departure coach station in Leeds and arrival coach station in Cardiff?

    When departing from Leeds, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, Leeds, York Street and Leeds, Coach Station. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your journey in coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

    Omio customers book a coach from Leeds Railway Station   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens   most frequently for this route.

    Where do I find the Leeds coach station to Cardiff? Where is the Cardiff coach station?

    You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Leeds Railway Station, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Leeds. The most popular arrival coach station in Cardiff, called Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from Leeds to Cardiff?
    When taking a coach from Leeds to Cardiff, you can count on National Express or Megabus for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Cardiff from Leeds and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
    Are there any direct coaches from Leeds to Cardiff?
    If you’re looking for a direct coach from Leeds to Cardiff, consider travelling with Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    What time is the earliest coach from Leeds to Cardiff? What time is the last coach from Leeds to Cardiff?
    If you prefer early morning coaches from Leeds to Cardiff, the first coach leaves at 06: 30. If you prefer late night coaches from Leeds to Cardiff, the last coach of the day leaves at 19: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Leeds to Cardiff timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How far in advance should I buy coach tickets to Cardiff from Leeds for the best deals?
    You can find a coach between Leeds and Cardiff to cost on average £11 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Leeds to Cardiff coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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