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There are 4 ways to get from Leeds to Wales by train, bus or car

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 22 min

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

$105 - $163

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Cardiff University National Express

$20 - $26

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 2 min

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

$82 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Cardiff 228.6 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Wales is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street station and arriving at Cardiff University. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Wales. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Cardiff Central via Bristol Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Leeds and Wales is 139 miles. The road distance is 228.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Wales without a car is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Leeds to Wales, including transfers.

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Leeds to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Wales is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs £80 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Wales.
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  • Distance: 138.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Leeds to Cardiff via Bristol Parkway in around 4 h 22 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leeds to Cardiff once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
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 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
36 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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 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
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Cardiff University
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Leeds to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff University station.

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Leeds to Wales train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to Wales is 229 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Leeds to Wales.

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