Travel options
from Cardiff to Leeds

You can get from Cardiff to Leeds by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Leeds on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h00 15:00Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£281One-way
Cheapest
05:55Cardiff8h50 14:45Leeds
0 changes
£271One-way
Other options
10:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h15 16:40Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£481One-way
15:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h30 22:30Leeds, Coach Station
1 changes
£321One-way
05:50Cardiff8h55 14:45Leeds
0 changes
£271One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Fri
29 Oct
£76Arriva Trains Wales
£24Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£70Cross Country
£17Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£76Arriva Trains Wales
£17Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£76Arriva Trains Wales
£13Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£55Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£55Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£70Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£70Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£152Cross Country
£11Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£70Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£56Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£55Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£55Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£69Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£69Cross Country
£10Flixbus
Sun
14 Nov
£70Cross Country
£9Flixbus
Mon
15 Nov
£70Cross Country
£5Flixbus
Tue
16 Nov
£55Cross Country
£7Flixbus
Wed
17 Nov
£55Cross Country
£7Flixbus

Travel Information from Cardiff to Leeds

distanceDistance174 miles (280 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £69
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 6 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £69 • 4 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 174 miles (280 km) between Cardiff and Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cardiff to Leeds.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Cardiff to Leeds?

You can travel to Leeds from Cardiff 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Leeds from Cardiff?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Leeds. Tickets for a coach cost on average £7.

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

A coach is generally £62 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £69 from Cardiff to Leeds.

What is the fastest way to Leeds from Cardiff?

The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Leeds is by train, which takes on average 4 h 16 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 20 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Cardiff to Leeds?

You should expect to travel around 174 miles (280 km) from Cardiff to Leeds.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cardiff to Leeds?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Leeds is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cardiff to Leeds as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cardiff? Where do I arrive in Leeds?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cardiff to Leeds:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Cardiff to Leeds depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Cardiff to Leeds depart from Cardiff Central to Leeds Railway Station.
Who can get me from Cardiff to Leeds?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Leeds:

  • You can travel to Leeds from Cardiff by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £7 with Flixbus from Cardiff to Leeds.
  • You can go to Leeds from Cardiff by train with Cross Country. You'll see cheap train tickets for £69 with Cross Country from Cardiff to Leeds on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Cardiff to Leeds?

Yes, there are direct services available between Cardiff and Leeds with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leeds as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cardiff and Leeds.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cardiff to Leeds?
Many of our customers travelling from Cardiff to Leeds don't make Leeds their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your Cardiff and Leeds trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leeds to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets to Leeds from Cardiff online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Cardiff to Leeds, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £7 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £69 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Leeds tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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