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There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Hull by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 52 min

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

$103 - $169

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Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Hull National Express

$22 - $28

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Hull

$108 - $171

Bus, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange M33
  2. Take the train from Meadowhall to Hull

$47 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Hull 247.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Cardiff to Humberside  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Humberside (HUY) CWL - HUY

$140 - $650

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 51 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 Hull

$94 - $374

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 18 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
  4. Take the train from York to Hull

$99 - $336

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Hull is to bus which costs £17 - £22 and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Hull is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station and arriving at Hull. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Hull. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Hull via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Hull is 198 miles. The road distance is 247.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Hull without a car is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs £75 - £130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Cardiff to Hull, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Hull bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Hull train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Hull is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs £75 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £22 and takes 8 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs £110 - £480 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Hull.
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  • Distance: 197.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Hull via Manchester Piccadilly in around 5 h 52 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Hull once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $28 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Humberside via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Bristol Parkway to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Hull
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $24
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Newcastle to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Hull
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Meadowhall to Hull
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from York to Hull
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Hull
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to Humberside Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Cardiff to Hull bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hull station.

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Cardiff to Hull train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Hull station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Hull is 248 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Cardiff to Hull.

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Flybe and KLM offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Humberside Airport.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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