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

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 6 min

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

$138 - $216

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Bus National Express  •  9 h 25 min

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

$32 - $43

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 48 min

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

$113 - $171

Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange M33
  2. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge M35

$48 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Middlesbrough 284.8 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$79 - $303

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 46 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 Heworth to Middlesbrough

$81 - $261

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 16 min

  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

$106 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Middlesbrough station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Kingsway and arriving at Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge via Meadowhall Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 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 6 min.

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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 6 h 6 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min 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 CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Middlesbrough is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £65 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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

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 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Middlesbrough via Meadowhall Interchange in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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
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
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
Every 2 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
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
$21 - $35
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 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
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 29 min
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 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
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 Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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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 CrossCountry, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Middlesbrough is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min 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 319+ hotels available in Middlesbrough. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs £5.

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