There are 10 ways to get from Cardiff to Harrogate by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds

$98 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Leeds National Express

$29 - $34

8 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Leeds

$116 - $192

Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M35

$42 - $69

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Harrogate 243.2 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to York
  3. Take the train from York to Harrogate

$92 - $373

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to York

$96 - $336

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA

$179 - $409

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$207 - $493

Train to Bristol, fly to Chester, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  3. Take the train from Chester to Newton-le-Willows
  4. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds
  5. Take the train from Leeds to Harrogate

$180 - $353

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Harrogate, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Harrogate via Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Harrogate once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Train from Chester to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Parkway to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$20 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Leeds to Harrogate
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$21 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from York to Harrogate
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Harrogate
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Harrogate?

The distance between Cardiff and Harrogate is 300 km. The road distance is 389 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Harrogate?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Harrogate is to bus which costs £20 - £25 and takes 7 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Harrogate?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Harrogate is to drive which takes 4 h 6 min and costs £35 - £55.

Is there a direct train between Cardiff and Harrogate?

No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Harrogate. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Harrogate via Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Harrogate?

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Harrogate. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station and arriving at West Park, Beech Grove (West Park Street) via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Harrogate?

It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Cardiff to Harrogate, including transfers.