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.

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 48 min

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

$113 - $171

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

$24 - $32

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h

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

$82 - $123

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 £18 - £26 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 48 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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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Leeds to Wales, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Wales station. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 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 Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 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 48 min

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 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Cardiff via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth 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
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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $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
Hourly
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
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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