Leeds to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 13 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leeds to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Transport for Wales
08:455h05
Leeds station (LDS)
13:50Cardiff Central (CDF)
£641One-way
1 change
Transport for Wales
09:455h06
Leeds station (LDS)
14:51Cardiff Central (CDF)
£711One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:114h14
Leeds station (LDS)
13:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£931One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:114h14
Leeds station (LDS)
14:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£931One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:114h15
Leeds station (LDS)
12:26Cardiff Central (CDF)
£931One-way
1 change

Train timetableLeeds to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 13 July
Cross Country
08:114h15
Leeds station (LDS)
12:26Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Transport for Wales
08:455h05
Leeds station (LDS)
13:50Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Cross Country
09:114h14
Leeds station (LDS)
13:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Cross Country
09:154h53
Leeds station (LDS)
14:08Cardiff Central (CDF)
3 changes
Transport for Wales
09:455h06
Leeds station (LDS)
14:51Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change
Cross Country
10:114h14
Leeds station (LDS)
14:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
1 change

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Train times from Leeds to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 13 Jul

Fastest Journey

4 h 14 m

Average

4 h 37 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

280 km

To travel from Leeds to Cardiff you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:114h14
Leeds station (LDS)
13:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£931One-way
1 change
Fastest
Cross Country
10:114h14
Leeds station (LDS)
14:25Cardiff Central (CDF)
£931One-way
1 change
Cross Country
08:114h15
Leeds station (LDS)
12:26Cardiff Central (CDF)
£931One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:154h53
Leeds station (LDS)
14:08Cardiff Central (CDF)
£1941One-way
3 changes
Transport for Wales
08:455h05
Leeds station (LDS)
13:50Cardiff Central (CDF)
£641One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Cardiff

distanceDistance174 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£114 (€129)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales or CrossCountry

Trains from Leeds to Cardiff cover the 174 miles long trip taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £42, but the average price of train tickets is £114. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: Transport for Wales and CrossCountry trains Leeds to Cardiff

Buy your official Transport for Wales and CrossCountry train tickets from Leeds to Cardiff from £42 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Cardiff from Leeds. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Leeds to Cardiff train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 55 min
  • Cheapest Price: £74
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Leeds to Cardiff train

FAQs: Travel by train from Leeds 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.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Cardiff can start from as little as £42 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Leeds to Cardiff is £114; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Leeds to Cardiff is 3 h 55 min   to travel the 174 mile long route, with around there are 12 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Leeds to Cardiff leaves at 05: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Leeds to Cardiff leaves at 20: 11.
There are 12 trains a day from Leeds to Cardiff which require at least one change with Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Leeds to Cardiff, you can count on Transport for Wales or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Leeds and Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 11.

When departing from Leeds, you have various train station options to start your route from including Leeds and Yeadon, Leeds Bradford Airport Bus. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your trip in train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeds, which is located around 0.2 miles (369 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff from Leeds is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 55 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Leeds to Cardiff by train is December.
You have options as you can travel from Leeds to Cardiff 2 different ways: coach or train.

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