There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough 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 CrossCountry  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Darlington

$138 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus via Birmingham  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Middlesbrough National Express

$29 - $39

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 34 min

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

$114 - $171

Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) M33 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds to Middlesbrough National Express

$40 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Middlesbrough 284.8 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  4 h 45 min

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

$82 - $346

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 15 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 Darlington

$84 - $304

Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington

$89 - $313

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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

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The distance between Cardiff and Middlesbrough is 368 km. The road distance is 456 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Middlesbrough. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station and arriving at Middlesbrough via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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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 Birmingham New Street and Darlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Middlesbrough via Birmingham New Street and Darlington in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Middlesbrough via Birmingham in around 7 h 55 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 Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
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
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
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 Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
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 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Train from Darlington to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $10
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$13 - $21
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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