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.

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 40 min

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

$94 - $145

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Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express

$27 - $32

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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

$109 - $180

Bus Megabus UK  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange M33
  2. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station) 240 / ...

$43 - $76

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Harrogate 243.2 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 44 min

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

$90 - $367

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 14 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

$92 - $326

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  6 h 1 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

$176 - $398

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 59 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

$201 - $484

Train to Bristol, fly to Chester, train  •  7 h 40 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

$175 - $347

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Harrogate is to bus which costs £20 - £25 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Harrogate is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Harrogate is 188 miles. The road distance is 243.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Cardiff to Harrogate, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Harrogate. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Kingsway and arriving at West Park, Beech Grove (West Park Street) via Meadowhall Interchange and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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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 40 min.

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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 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Harrogate via Meadowhall Interchange, Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station), and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) in around 7 h 9 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
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 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
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 15 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 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
Train from Chester to Newton-le-Willows
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $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 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$19 - $29
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Leeds to Harrogate
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$20 - $30
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Book at
uk.megabus.com
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 Meadowhall Interchange to Leeds City Centre, Dyer Street (Dyer Street Coach Station)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff University to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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