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Trip Leeds Cardiff

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Leeds to Cardiff

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How to get from Leeds to Cardiff?

We are suggesting 13 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Leeds Cardiff. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Leeds Cardiff

For your trip from Leeds (England, United Kingdom) to Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) with a distance of 175 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Leeds-Cardiff that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Leeds. The bus will drop you off at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Leeds bus station (3723.3 mi from Leeds) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cardiff.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Leeds-Cardiff.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Leeds to Cardiff without changing trains but some trains run on lines Leeds-Bristol and Bristol-Cardiff allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of CrossCountry to Bristol leave from Leeds railway station in Leeds. Arrival in Bristol will take place at Bristol Temple Meads station (0.6 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Bristol where the train operated by First Great Western or CrossCountry leave for Cardiff.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Cardiff from Leeds. You can take the flight Leeds-Bristol and complete the other part of your journey traveling by train.
Leave Leeds and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Leeds-Bradford LBA airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Bristol (Bristol airport, IATA code: BRS) operated by Eastern Airways.

Which carriers to travel between Leeds and Cardiff?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Leeds in Leeds and to the one of Cardiff (Wales United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Leeds (serving Leeds bus station at 3723.3 mi from centre) and the city of Cardiff where the coach will drop you off at Cardiff station situated at about 0.4 mi from Cardiff city centre.
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides rail connections Leeds-Bristol with the train from Leeds railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bristol Temple Meads at arrival (0.6 mi from centre) and from Bristol to Cardiff with the train which leaves Bristol Temple Meads station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line Bristol-Cardiff with the train from Parson Street railway station (1.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Cardiff Central at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Arriva Trains Wales operates the train journey from Gloucester to Cardiff with the train which leaves Gloucester station to arrive at Cardiff Central railway station (Wales United Kingdom)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Leeds-Cardiff (175.2 mi)
Eastern Airways carries out a flight from Leeds-Bradford LBA airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Leeds to Bristol (arrival at Bristol BRS airport)

Stop cities from Leeds or cities to visit near Cardiff

When travelling from Cardiff to Leeds by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Bristol located at 26 mi from Cardiff, Gloucester 138 mi away from Leeds and situated at 49 mi from Cardiff, Birmingham at approximately 93 mi from Leeds and located at 88 mi from Cardiff, Newport 11 mi away from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Cardiff or back to Leeds, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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