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Train Information from Leeds to Cardiff

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£63 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Leeds to Cardiff cover the 174 miles (280 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 14 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £55, but the average price of train tickets is £63. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies

CrossCountry Leeds – Cardiff

Find the best trains from Leeds to Cardiff with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £54. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.


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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Leeds and Cardiff online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Leeds to Cardiff as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Leeds to Cardiff start at £54 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 174 miles (280 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train between Leeds and Cardiff. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Leeds to Cardiff CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Leeds and Cardiff:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Leeds to Cardiff
Travel by train 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 Leeds to Cardiff.
How much does a cheap train from Leeds to Cardiff cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Leeds and Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from £54  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Leeds to Cardiff?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Leeds and Cardiff is £63  one way.
What is the distance to Cardiff from Leeds via train?
The train distance from Leeds to Cardiff is around 174 miles (280 km).
How long is the train from Leeds to Cardiff?
The Leeds to Cardiff train duration is on average 4 h 14 min, which is to be expected when travelling 174 miles (280 km) to Cardiff from Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in Leeds goes to Cardiff? Which train station do I come into Cardiff from Leeds?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leeds Railway Station   and arriving in Cardiff Central.

Where is the train station in Leeds? Where is the train station in Cardiff?

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

What train providers go from Leeds to Cardiff?
When taking a train from Leeds to Cardiff, you can count on Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Leeds to Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there between Leeds and Cardiff?
The average number of trains departing Leeds for Cardiff is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Leeds to Cardiff?
The first train from Leeds to Cardiff leaves at 07: 11   and the last train for this leaves at 11: 11. Omio shows you the latest train from Leeds to Cardiff times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Leeds and Cardiff to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Leeds to Cardiff is on average £63 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Leeds and Cardiff available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Leeds is Leeds Railway Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leeds Railway Station for your trip from Leeds to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30 | Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1