There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Sheffield by train, bus or car

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 10 min

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

$93 - $152

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street National Express

$17 - $23

4 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Stockport
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Sheffield

$75 - $122

Train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Sheffield

$81 - $160

Bus Megabus UK  •  5 h 23 min

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

$30 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Sheffield 194 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Sheffield is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Sheffield is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff University and arriving at Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Sheffield. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Sheffield via Bristol Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Sheffield is 151 miles. The road distance is 194 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Sheffield without a car is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £70 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Cardiff to Sheffield, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Sheffield bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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Cardiff to Sheffield train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Sheffield is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £70 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £40 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Sheffield.
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  • Distance: 150.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Sheffield via Bristol Parkway in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Cardiff to Sheffield 4 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h.

Train operators
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 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Parkway to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Stockport
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$24 - $35
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 University to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Cardiff to Sheffield bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street.

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Cardiff to Sheffield train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Sheffield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Sheffield is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Cardiff to Sheffield.

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