Cardiff to Leeds by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Cardiff to Leeds by train
Fast trains from Cardiff to Leeds take around 4 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 281 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Leeds.
1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Leeds?
Journeys between Cardiff and Leeds usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 57 departures on the route from Cardiff to Leeds every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 50 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Leeds?
The Cardiff to Leeds train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cardiff to Leeds train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Leeds is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 21:55.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 21:35.
What's the Cardiff to Leeds train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cardiff to Leeds are $36.12.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $76 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $83. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cardiff to Leeds train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Leeds by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Leeds?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Leeds, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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