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

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6h 45m

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

$113 - $184

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Middlesbrough National Express

$29 - $39

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Train CrossCountry  •  6h 52m

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

$133 - $207

Bus, train  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange M35
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Middlesbrough

$75 - $122

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Middlesbrough 284.8 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  5h 30m

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

$74 - $297

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5h 47m

  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 Heworth to Middlesbrough

$78 - $259

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington

$103 - $329

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Heworth to Middlesbrough

$187 - $486

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle  •  7h 34m

  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 Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  4. Take the train from Heworth to Middlesbrough

$162 - $387

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Middlesbrough. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Middlesbrough via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Middlesbrough. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Middlesbrough via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Middlesbrough is 230 miles. The road distance is 284.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough without a car is to train which takes 6h 45m and costs £85 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough is to train which takes 6h 45m and costs £85 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough.
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  • Distance: 230 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Middlesbrough via Manchester Piccadilly in around 6h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Middlesbrough via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
3h 29m
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
3h 59m
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 Leeds
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51m
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
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h
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 Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leeds to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Manchester Victoria to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
34m
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
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Middlesbrough is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Cardiff to Middlesbrough.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Middlesbrough. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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

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