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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Eckington by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street

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Train via Manchester

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Stockport
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Sheffield

Drive

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Eckington

Cardiff to Eckington by train and bus

The journey time between Cardiff and Eckington is around 4h 21m and covers a distance of around 194 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 37 min. Operated by CrossCountry, East Midlands Railways, Northern Rail and others, the Cardiff to Eckington service departs from Cardiff Central and arrives in Eckington, Bus Station. Typically 93 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

93 Weekly Services
4h 21m Average Duration
£88 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Eckington is to bus which costs £14 - £21 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Eckington is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Eckington station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Eckington, Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange/B5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Eckington is 149 miles. The road distance is 185.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Eckington without a car is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs £85 - £320.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Cardiff to Eckington, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Eckington bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Eckington is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs £85 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £21 and takes 6h 22m.

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Cardiff to Eckington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Eckington is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3h 7m to drive from Cardiff to Eckington.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Eckington.
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  • Distance: 148.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Eckington, Derbyshire, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Eckington via Derby, Sheffield, and Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange/B5 in around 4h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Eckington via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street, and Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange/B5 in around 6h 22m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Derby
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£70 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £22
Off-Peak Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£19 - £28
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £22
Off-Peak Single
£15 - £21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£19 - £28
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £25
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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