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

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  •  4 h 39 min

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

$124 - $189

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$26 - $35

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  4 h 58 min

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

$89 - $135

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Cardiff 228.6 miles

$45 - $75

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Leeds to Cardiff via Birmingham New Street in around 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Cardiff via Birmingham in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Cardiff Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leeds to Wales?

The distance between Leeds and Wales is 222 km. The road distance is 366 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leeds to Wales?

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Wales is to bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 5 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Leeds to Wales?

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

Is there a direct train between Leeds and Wales?

No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Wales. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Cardiff Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

Is there a direct bus between Leeds and Wales?

No, there is no direct bus from Leeds to Wales. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Leeds to Wales?

It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Leeds to Wales, including transfers.